I have, like most people here I expect, a whole pile of zigbee contact and motion sensors (using ConBee II) and other camera sensors and the like, around my house. Now, in a normal day, I see in the logbook hundreds of events coming in every hour, if people are moving around the house, hundreds of entries a minute. I’m still a newbie to HA, so excuse me if this is obvious, but I’m thinking that this is power hungry for all those poor little batteries.
Never mind the light controllers, and the door bell, and such, I have in mind mostly the door contact and motion sensors.
My thought process goes something along the lines of "maybe I can switch the sensors “off”, when I’m at home, and the alarm system is switched off for example. Maybe this is a silly idea, as I also have the background thought that the system is designed to be low power use with the RPI-4 in the first place. It just seems like a lot of needless scurrying about, unless eg; the alarm system is switched on.
Am I being worried about nothing?