Introducing the Works with Dwelling Assistant program

With Dwelling Assistant, we combine with over 1000 totally different APIs. Nearly all of these integrations are created and maintained by the Dwelling Assistant neighborhood. Over time quite a lot of firms have stepped as much as work with our neighborhood providing samples and engineering help. In a number of instances, we noticed firms decide up the upkeep of integrating their merchandise in Dwelling Assistant.

Sadly, a few occasions it occurred that firms went silent after their preliminary contribution, inflicting customers to be questioning why new gadgets aren’t being supported. We wish to shield our customers from investing in merchandise for his or her houses that received’t work properly with Dwelling Assistant.

Right this moment we’re introducing the Works with Dwelling Assistant program to permit producers to indicate their help and dedication to Dwelling Assistant and its neighborhood.

This system requires producers to keep up the combination of their merchandise in Dwelling Assistant, provide an excellent person expertise, present product samples and provides us an engineering contact to escalate points. In return, producers will be capable to use the “Works with Dwelling Assistant” badge on their merchandise and documentation. The phrases of the Works with Dwelling Assistant program are enforced in an settlement signed by each Nabu Casa and the producer.

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With Dwelling 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 Dwelling Assistant” badges.

There are producers which might be creating merchandise that combine into Dwelling Assistant utilizing requirements like Z-Wave, Zigbee, or Matter (quickly). In these instances, the combination is maintained by the Dwelling Assistant neighborhood and Nabu Casa. These firms can nonetheless grow to be a member of the Works with Dwelling Assistant program however are relieved from integration upkeep.

Merchandise which might be authorised for the Made with ESPHome program will probably be eligible to make use of the “Works domestically with Dwelling Assistant” badge as a part of their Made with ESPHome membership.

For extra data for producers, see our Works with Home Assistant portal.