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Define the presence of a user in a scene

On the dashboard, Gladys allows you to display which users are present/absent from the house.

User presence dashboard

To define the presence / absence of a user, you can do it in the scenes.

  • Either with the objective of launching the scene manually when you leave / come home (practical, but hey maybe a little restrictive, we want automation!)
  • Either by automating the detection of the presence: This can be a button in the entrance, a motion detection if you are alone at home, a small Tasker that sends a message in MQTT when you are connected to the Wi-Fi of at home, a Nut: it's up to you!

Prerequisites#

You must be in Gladys Assistant v4.0.3 minimum to have this functionality.

Define the user as "present at home" in a scene#

The objective of this action is to tell Gladys: "the user has been seen at home".

With this information, Gladys will be able to:

  • Or emit a "return home" event if the user was away from home before that.
  • Or do nothing if the user was already at home.

To do this, in a scene, you can create a "user seen at home" action:

User seen at home

Define user as "away from home" in a scene#

The objective of this action is to tell Gladys "The user is not this house".

With this information, Gladys will be able to:

  • Or send a "leaving home" event if the user was marked as "at home" before that.
  • Either do nothing if the user was not at home, or not in this house.

To do this, in a scene, you can create a "user left home" action:

User left home