Zones allow you to specify certain regions on earth (for now). When a device tracker sees a device to be within a zone, the state will take the name from the zone. Zones can also be used as a trigger or condition inside automation setups.
Zones support the usual method to specify multiple zones, use keys
zone 2: etc.
# Example configuration.yaml entry zone: name: School latitude: 32.8773367 longitude: -117.2494053 radius: 250 icon: mdi:school zone 2: name: Work latitude: 32.8753367 longitude: -117.2474053 # This will override the default home zone zone 3: name: Home latitude: 32.8793367 longitude: -117.2474053 radius: 100 icon: mdi:account-multiple
- name (Optional): Friendly name of entry.
- latitude (Required): Latitude of the center point of the zone.
- longitude (Required): Longitude of the center point of the zone.
- radius (Optional): Optional radius in meters. Defaults to 100 meters.
- icon (Optional): Optional icon to show instead of name.
- passive (Optional): Optional boolean to only use the zone for automation and hide it from the UI and not use the zone for device tracker name. Defaults to false.
To find your latitude / longtitude of a certain place you can use for example Google Maps or Bing Maps. Just right click and copy the coordinates from there (Bing) or click on the “What is here?” (Google)
If no configuration is given, the
zone component will create a zone for home. This zone will use location given in the
configuration.yaml file and have a radius of 100 meters. To override this, create a zone configuration and name it ‘Home’.
Devices that are in the zone ‘Home’ will not appear on the map in the Home Assistant UI.
It is preferred to pick an icon to use for your zone. Pick any icon that you can find on materialdesignicons.com and prefix the name with
mdi:. For example
zoning is the state a
zone has when it is configured. A
zone doesn’t have another state, all configured zones are
zoning all the time.