Installing Presence Detection in Home Assistant

If you want Home Assistant to know whether you are home, you are going to need at least one presence detection integration. Which integration you use is going to be based on your use case. Do you need to know which room people are in, or do you need to just know they are someone… Continue reading Installing Presence Detection in Home Assistant

How To Use Modes in Home Assistant Automations

Back in version .115 Home Assistant added some mode options for automations, and gave us more control over the flow. And if you are like me you may not have paid much attention to them at first. These new modes add the ability to define how an automation handles getting triggered or more specifically trigger… Continue reading How To Use Modes in Home Assistant Automations

How I Set Up Presence Detection in Home Assistant

Presence detection is critical to a smart home. In fact it might be the most important piece on data your smart home needs, and there is no single way to do this. But if I am being honest this is one of those areas I have struggled with the most. The biggest problem I have… Continue reading How I Set Up Presence Detection in Home Assistant