IHC Integration in the official Home Assistant

The IHC integration is now included in the official Home Assistant release 0.62

If you have had the previous IHC integration installed as a custom platform/component, you should delete these from you configuration folder to make the new integration work. (Any custom component will overwrite the build in component)

Change since the last release

Some change have been made in the manual configuration, to make it more consistent in the way other components are doing this. Look at the Home Assistant IHC web page for more information about this.

10 responses to “IHC Integration in the official Home Assistant”

  1. Christian Klit says:

    I love it, super easy to deal with, and the documentation part on hass.io is good and thorough. Thanks for this!

  2. Kenneth Drost says:

    Hi there, just upgraded to 0.62, i’m getting this error : Not initializing ihc because could not install dependency ihcsdk==2.1.1
    2018 im my logfile.

    Help Please ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jens says:

      Home assistant should install dependencies automatically. You can install it manually from a command line using pip:
      pip install ihcsdk
      (On linux if using python 3 or later use pip3)
      You need to do this from the same user/context as you are running HA.
      To list installed packaged:
      pip list

  3. Stefan Larsen says:

    Any way to recive longpress and release on IHC Switches, for dimming non ihc lights via HASS?

    • Jens says:

      You can connect a button from ihc to a HA binary sensor. Then you can use the sensor in your automation scripts to do whatever you like in HA.The sensor will be on when the button is pressed, and off when the button is released.

  4. Torben Christensen says:

    I have been using your Homeassistant component for a long time, with great ease. However, after updating to 0.70, IHC keeps giving errors. In the HASS log, it says: Unable to read project from ICH controller
    I also get an error, when trying to log into the controller through your IHC Alternative. But that one has nothing to do with HASS, so I am a bit confused, as everything clashed with me updating to 0.70. I really hope you can help.

    • Jens says:

      I have not made any changes to the IHC integration since it was included in HA. I have also updated to 0.70 and it is working fine for me. Have you tried rebooting your IHC controller? Do you have something else connected to your controller. I did have a similar issue with openhab long time ago – it was preventing anything else to connect to the controller.

  5. Kenneth Drost says:

    Hi, i have been using the official IHC component for a while – really like it, but after I upgraded HA to 0.72.1 all my graphs stops updating. If I disable the IHC component graphs gets updated again – can anybody confirm that behavior ? tested on hassbian and hass.io with minimum of sersors. No lights at all.

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