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Python API for talking to Veracontrollers

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A simple Python library to control devices via the Vera controller (

Based on

Additions to support subscriptions and some additional devices

How to use

>>> import pyvera

>>> controller = pyvera.VeraController("")
>>> devices = controller.get_devices('On/Off Switch')
>>> devices
[VeraSwitch (id=15 category=On/Off Switch name=Bookcase Uplighters), VeraSwitch (id=16 category=On/Off Switch name=Bookcase device)]

>>> devices[1]
VeraSwitch (id=15 category=On/Off Switch name=Bookcase Uplighters)

>>> devices[1].is_switched_on()

>>> devices[1].switch_on()
>>> devices[1].is_switched_on()

>>> devices[1].switch_off()


There is some example code (that can also help with tracing and debugging) in the examples directory.

This will list your vera devices

$ ./examples/ -u

This will show you events on a particular device (get the id from the example above)

$ ./examples/ -u  -i 26

If you have locks - this will show you information about them.

$ ./examples/ -u

View existing locks and PINs:

$ ./examples/ -u

Set a new door lock code on device 335:

$ ./examples/ -u -i 335 -n "John Doe" -p "5678"

Clear a existing door lock code from device 335:

$ ./examples/ -u -i 335 -n "John Doe"


You may use the PYVERA_LOGLEVEL environment variable to output more verbose messages to the console. For instance, to show all debug level messages using the list-devices implementation in the example directory, run something similar to:

$ PYVERA_LOGLEVEL=DEBUG ./examples/ -u

Debugging inside home assistant

If you're running pyvera inside home assistant and need the debugging log traces, add the following to your configuration.yaml

        pyvera: debug


Setup and builds are fully automated. You can run build pipeline locally by running.

# Setup, build, lint and test the code.


The initial code was initially was written by James Cole and released under the BSD license. The rest is released under the MIT license.

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