Bluetooth Tracker questions/ideas

Hey guys,

So I’m wanting to use some cheap NUT Bluetooth trackers on my rubbish bins to detect whether they have been taken out or not on rubbish collection days.

I am wanting to utilise the Bluetooth Tracker component (can’t use Bluetooth LE trackers as I’m using Hassio).

My question is, is there anyway of adjusting the range telling home assistant that a Bluetooth device is “not_home”? I mean, chances are they will disconnect when the bins are on the nature strip, but I just want to be sure.

Is there another way I could be doing this? I’ve looked into Room Assistant and iBeacons, etc, but it seems way more complicated than I need it to be.

I’d love to hear your opinions and suggestions. Thanks.