Device_Tracker check for devices

How can I get home assistant to check for devices faster?

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Why do you need it faster?

What do you want to achieve?

I am using Device_Tracker on our phones with the Life360 app. Here is my config:

  - platform: bluetooth_tracker
  - platform: netgear
    username: !secret netgear
    password: !secret netgear_pass
  - platform: life360
    username: !secret life360
    password: !secret life360_pass
    interval_seconds: 10
    filename: life360.conf
    show_as_state: places, driving, moving
      minutes: 30
    track_new_devices: yes

I have set an automation that will open my garage upon arrival home. For some reason now when I arrive home Device_Tracker does not see me at home. It can be 5-10 minutes before i will change to home status.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

It depends on the scan interval your device tracker is using how quick it notices you are home.

I don’t use life360, but do use owntracks. Both will probably only send status on big movements to preserve battery.

Multiple sensors support scan_interval configuration that might increase or decrease the period. You might try this.