With Residence Assistant, we combine with over 1000 completely different APIs. Nearly all of these integrations are created and maintained by the Residence Assistant group. Through the years plenty of corporations have stepped as much as work with our group providing samples and engineering assist. In a couple of instances, we noticed corporations decide up the upkeep of integrating their merchandise in Residence Assistant.
Sadly, a few occasions it occurred that corporations went silent after their preliminary contribution, inflicting customers to be questioning why new gadgets will not be being supported. We need to shield our customers from investing in merchandise for his or her properties that received’t work effectively with Residence Assistant.
Right this moment we’re introducing the Works with Residence Assistant program to permit producers to indicate their assist and dedication to Residence Assistant and its group.
This system requires producers to keep up the mixing of their merchandise in Residence Assistant, supply consumer expertise, present product samples and provides us an engineering contact to escalate points. In return, producers will be capable of use the “Works with Residence Assistant” badge on their merchandise and documentation. The phrases of the Works with Residence Assistant program are enforced in an settlement signed by each Nabu Casa and the producer.
With Residence Assistant we’re at all times engaged on educating our customers about preferring native management and open requirements when buying new merchandise. That is additionally mirrored within the “Works with Residence Assistant” badges.
There are producers which might be creating merchandise that combine into Residence Assistant utilizing requirements like Z-Wave, Zigbee, or Matter (quickly). In these instances, the mixing is maintained by the Residence Assistant group and Nabu Casa. These corporations can nonetheless grow to be a member of the Works with Residence Assistant program however are relieved from integration upkeep.
Merchandise which might be accepted for the Made with ESPHome program might be eligible to make use of the “Works domestically with Residence Assistant” badge as a part of their Made with ESPHome membership.
For extra info for producers, see our Works with Home Assistant portal.