Greetings, need some help with nmap component
Here is my config:
- platform: nmap_tracker
“home_interval (Optional): The number of minutes nmap will not scan this device, assuming it is home, in order to preserve the device battery.”
I guess, it should update every 3 minutes, but “6 min ago” (I turned off wi fi on phone)
I just tried it. My home interval is set to two minutes. It recognises I’m away four minutes after I turn off wifi on my phone. It’s unreliable, just like every other HA tracker.
Really works bad. Because wi fi on smartphone is turning off when you do not use it, nmap is getting wrong data. I can see how I am out of home and then again at home trough night. What can you advice? Which component will do the job?
None of them. HA is hopeless at this.
Some people find using a Bayesian sensor to combine multiple trackers works for them. Personally it’s just too much hassle.
Likewise this seems like a lot of effort:
Make sure to check out monitor as well, as it is more advanced than presence
Here’s the problem I faced: all presence detection options I tried didn’t work reliably for my family.
The various GPS-based options (e.g., OwnTracks, iOS App, HomeKit, etc.) periodically would stop working if an app on our phones crashed. Plus the minimum radius for ‘home’ or ‘away’ was often way larger than our house. I would register as ‘home’ when I was on a dog walk a few blocks away. N…
Homekit presence works very reliable for me
I know others have used HomeKit bridge to do this, but now that the native HomeKit support is in I thought I would share what I did to get MUCH better presence detection.
First, in my configuration.yaml file, I added two input_boolean devices which I will use as indicators whether or not my wife and I are present, like so:
I also added the HomeKit component and filtered to just…
It did for me for a few days then started false alerting.
Yes, I read you’re not a big fan of the current HA presence detection components but that doesn’t mean it not working for all of us.
Great. Maybe it will work for Argo. Then again maybe it wont. What a wonderful product.
I think you forgot to take your happy-pill this morning.
anwsering the original query, my config is:
I have iphones. Still get false away readings, but setting the home interval t 10 minutes helps reduce them.
Hope this helps
Indeed. I’ve been battling HA all afternoon to get a simple Google Calendar event to trigger and it’s pissing me right off. Apologies for venting my frustrations with HA here.
Presence sensing is the base of home automation, and when this feature not working it makes the whole system unusable
For some reason this issue kind of ignored, for me personally this issue holds me back from moving all my stuff exclusively to HA so I must still use Xiaomi’s app
Thank you for advice, will try it tonight
Actually, Monitor works great right out of the box if you have an MQTT server up and running. I have it installed on three Raspberry Pi 3Bs and then I have bayesian sensors that monitor the three bluetooth sensors that I create with Monitor, the nmap device tracker and the traccar client. I could probably get away with just Monitor, but I like the redundancy.
I’d like to try nmap, but I can’t find where I can get it for
Hass.io. Can you please provide a link?
Thanks, I don’t know why, but I was looking for how to install it, instead it’s already included.
I’ll try it as soon as I’ll have some free time.
I tried nmap and I must say that it’s working near perfectly.
Here is my status for today:
I switched on plane mode at 1:55, then off at 9:34.
I went to buy food from 11:31 to 12:19.
I went to vote from 14:34 to 14:51.
There are only 2 false not_home with duration less than 1 minute: 18:03 to 18:03 and 20:27 to 20:27 (strange)
This is my device tracker setting:
- platform: nmap_tracker
My mobile is a Honor 9.