Blinds with Home Assistant

Notes to automate 25mm blinds motors in Home Assistant.

Insert the blinds in the tube and mount on the window as per instructions. Set-up the Broadlink as per the instructions. Onboard the Broadlink as an integration in Home Assistant (I’ve named mine simply Broadlink RM4pro, which may influence the entity_id in the commands below — please adjust as per the naming you use).

In Home assistant, go to Developer Tools -> Services and run:

In copy-pasteable format:

service: remote.learn_command
entity_id: remote.broadlink_rm4pro_remote
data:
  device: roller_blinds
  command: down
  command_type: rf

After which to test:

service: remote.send_command
entity_id: remote.broadlink_rm4pro_remote
data:
  device: roller_blinds
  command: up
  hold_secs: 1

And repeat for commands up and stop.

Then in Node Red inside Home Assistant, you can configure the triggering of these services (so without using the Broadlink functions that are native in Node Red). For this use a service call with contents:

In copy-pasteable format:

{
    "device": "roller_blinds",
    "command": "down",
    "hold_secs": 1
}

You can then make it look like this:

In this example, you see both a button trigger as well as a time-based trigger.

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