Automation Examples


Just some sample automation rules to get you started.

# Example of entry in configuration.yaml
automation:
# Turns on lights 1 hour before sunset if people are home
# and if people get home between 16:00-23:00
  - alias: 'Rule 1 Light on in the evening'
    trigger:
      # Prefix the first line of each trigger configuration
      # with a '-' to enter multiple
      - platform: sun
        event: sunset
        offset: '-01:00:00'
      - platform: state
        entity_id: group.all_devices
        state: 'home'
    condition:
      # Prefix the first line of each condition configuration
      # with a '-'' to enter multiple
      - condition: state
        entity_id: group.all_devices
        state: 'home'
      - condition: time
        after: '16:00:00'
        before: '23:00:00'
    action:
      service: homeassistant.turn_on
      entity_id: group.living_room

# Turn off lights when everybody leaves the house
  - alias: 'Rule 2 - Away Mode'
    trigger:
      platform: state
      entity_id: group.all_devices
      state: 'not_home'
    action:
      service: light.turn_off
      entity_id: group.all_lights

# Notify when Paulus leaves the house in the evening
  - alias: 'Leave Home notification'
    trigger:
      platform: zone
      event: leave
      zone: zone.home
      entity_id: device_tracker.paulus
    condition:
      condition: time
      after: '20:00'
    action:
      service: notify.notify
      data:
        message: 'Paulus left the house'