I have been building up my HA with sensors and devices over the last 8 months. I’ve been taking a slow and steady approach, until now. I have a few crude automations in place, but would now like to start ramping them up.
I would like to ask for some direction on the following scenario:
- The doors have binary sensors. They are regular doors, and a garage door.
- I have an RGB night light in the middle of the house.
- I would like the light to change colour based on: if the garage door is open regardless of other door states, and a different colour if any other door is open.
I already have a template sensor for each door. But, would it be best practice to create another template sensor (or group) to check if any door (except the garage) is open?
Then do I need one automation for each light colour, or can a single automation control different colours.
I’m just a little confused and need some direction. I think once I understand this scenario, it will make it clearer for others I have in mind. Thanks for any guidance.