zha-device-handlers VS supervisor

Compare zha-device-handlers vs supervisor and see what are their differences.


ZHA device handlers bridge the functionality gap created when manufacturers deviate from the ZCL specification, handling deviations and exceptions by parsing custom messages to and from Zigbee devices. (by zigpy)
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zha-device-handlers supervisor
6 9
663 1,660
4.5% 2.2%
9.2 9.7
4 days ago about 21 hours ago
Python Python
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of zha-device-handlers. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-21.


Posts with mentions or reviews of supervisor. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-17.
  • The Home Assistant Green is here
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Sep 2023
    I recently discovered the home-assistant supervisor [0] repository. It's awesome to see such a well-designed, mature, and actively maintained open-source python application. I've found that there's no shortage of high quality python libraries and frameworks to learn from, but open-source applications aren't as common. I love coming across repos like this so I can study their design.

    [0] https://github.com/home-assistant/supervisor

  • Running Home Assistant Supervised in Docker container
    2 projects | /r/docker | 8 Jan 2022
  • Home Assistant – open-source home automation
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Sep 2021
    Nice to see HA getting some love on HN. A colleague recommended it to me about 3 years ago as an alternative to Domoticz. I've migrated back than and haven't looked back since. I consider myself a real Home Assistant enthousiast. I've contributed some small amounts to the project, created and maintain my own add-ons and love to share my configuration with others.

    Although most of the things currently just work, especially with the (migrated) UI integrations. Some things still feel very unfinished, like blueprints. Which was a terrific idea, but maintaining and keeping those up to date is an absolute nightmare and you will have to that yourself [1]. Same with battery powered devices. When they work, it's all great, but having to watch their battery level is just a hassle. You can create your own automation to do that for you, but it seems unnecessary.

    For me the community also sometimes feels very hostile. For instance, you can have a Portainer add-on, but installing other Docker images makes your system 'unsupported'. Same with some blacklisted images [2], which break Home Assistant Supervisor. Or when the maintainer of one of the add-ons completely ignores a breaking issue after a day [3].

    1. https://community.home-assistant.io/t/reload-automations-aut...

    2. https://github.com/home-assistant/supervisor/blob/main/super...

    3. https://github.com/hassio-addons/addon-adguard-home/issues/1...

  • How Supervisor becomes not privileged?
    2 projects | /r/homeassistant | 14 Feb 2021
    I've also tried giving the container access to real dev by following the suggestion mentioned here (followed by a supervisor reload/restart from the UI), but that also doesn't always work and gets overwritten with the next supervisor silent update.
  • How long does ha su repair take?
    1 project | /r/homeassistant | 8 Feb 2021
    Would you consider a comment on one of the open| issues so they can see it's a biggish problem? Might save someone else some precious time.
  • Backup your Home Assistant Snapshots Automatically to the Cloud with Google Drive
    3 projects | /r/homeassistant | 20 Jan 2021
  • Homeassistant and port 853
    2 projects | /r/homeassistant | 11 Jan 2021
    I wouldn’t hold my breath on it being changed, based on the GitHub issue about it.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing zha-device-handlers and supervisor you can also consider the following projects:


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frigate - NVR with realtime local object detection for IP cameras

operating-system - :beginner: Home Assistant Operating System

room-assistant - Presence tracking and more for automation on the room-level

wiz_light - A WiZ Light integration for Home Assistant

Home Assistant - :house_with_garden: Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first.

haaska - Home Assistant Alexa Skill Adapter that supports v3 of the Alexa Smart Home Skill API

hass-weatherflow2mqtt - WeatherFlow to MQTT for Home Assistant. Use UDP to get local weather data in to Home Assistant using MQTT Discovery

home-assistant-berlin-transport - Berlin (BVG) and Brandenburg (VBB) transport widget for Home Assistant