I’ve been having some trouble with an automation which should trigger when a particular tracked device (my mobile phone) enters a particular zone (around a bus stop). My automation looks something like this (I’ve changed the device name and message from the actual one).
- id: at_bus_stop
alias: At Bus Stop
- entity_id: device_tracker.device_name
- alias: ''
message: Device is at the bus stop
This morning the automation fired at around 7:35 AM, despite being in another zone (work, which is approximately 10 minutes walk away) between 7:10 AM and 3:30 PM. AT that point I was walking towards the bus stop zone and arrived at 3:39 PM. Strangely, now that the device was actually at the bus stop, the automation did not trigger.
The history for the device shows the device at the work zone between 7:10 AM and 3:39 PM and at the bus stop zone between 3:39 PM and 3:44 PM.
The Logbook also doesn’t show the device at being in the zone prior to the automation being triggered and does show it in the zone when it was not triggered.
Does anybody have any idea why this automation triggered when I was not at the zone and not when I was?