0Aeotec doorbell 6 in HA — how to trigger the bell

I’ve had a Z‑Wave AeoTec Door­bell 6 for a while and had it linked to Home Assist­ant suc­cess­fully, but have nev­er been able to trig­ger the bell from with­in home assist­ant. Until now…

In the GUI

I’ll just straight to it. You will need to be using ZWaveJS2MQTT. Then cre­ate a cus­tom card with the fol­low­ing code…

You will need to find your device ID. To find mine I opened core.device_registry which is found in config\.storage (I access mine from win­dows dir­ectly by using the “samba share” add-on) and search for AeoTec.

You can check the com­mand class, end­point, prop­erty, and value by using the ZWaveJS2MQTT interface


The code for auto­ma­tions is slightly dif­fer­ent, and can actu­ally be set using the GUI!

If you want to do it in YAML then you will need the following


I pieced this togeth­er with a lot of exper­i­ment­a­tion based on inform­a­tion from sev­er­al places…

  • https://www.home-assistant.io/lovelace/button/
  • https://community.home-assistant.io/t/aeotech-zw162-doorbell/121556/191
  • https://community.home-assistant.io/t/aeotech-zw162-doorbell/121556/197
  • https://community.home-assistant.io/t/using-a-switch-to-call-a-service/166885/5

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