I am trying to create a helper that will show if someone is home or not but adding all the device_tracker entities from Private Ble. Anyone know if it’s possible. I have created similar before but that was based on sensor and not device_tracker. Can’t seem to find it if possible.
Just associate all the device trackers with that person entity in settings then the person entity will either be home or not_home based on the aggregate of the trackers… I’d that not what you are doing?
Quick question - I have it set up this way, but the GPS seems a lot more unreliable than the Wifi Binary Sensor. Ideally I would like the Wifi Sensor to always overwrite the GPS - problem with removing the Phone from my Person is, that it also removes the GPS tracking from the map.
Is there a way to keep the GPS tracking of a device active, while not using it for presence detection?
I think it would also work if I could set the source_type of the binary sensor to router, but that doesn’t seem possible?
Thanks for the replies. What I want to achieve is to have the Bluetooth detection as it’s pretty instant. The private ble integration works pretty good. My family is added using the companion app, but I don’t think it’s fast enough to update.
So if I could create a helper called e.g someoneIsHome and add people’s ble entity then as long as someone is home i will run automations otherwise not.
If I add all the entities to one person it will ruin the information I have for that person. So perhaps a custom one is the way to go if you can’t use a helper to add device_trackers.
Will look at the link provided.
As I stated above, you can (it just isn’t a called helper per se) by creating the entity by editing known_devices.yaml and use device_tracker.see to set it. But do look at the custom integration as well, because it will probably take away much of the work needed.