Zone


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.

The Zone component uses YAML sequences to configure multiple zones:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
zone:
  - name: School
    latitude: 32.8773367
    longitude: -117.2494053
    radius: 250
    icon: mdi:school

  - name: Work
    latitude: 32.8753367
    longitude: -117.2474053

  # This will override the default home zone
  - name: Home
    latitude: 32.8793367
    longitude: -117.2474053
    radius: 100
    icon: mdi:account-multiple

Configuration Variables

name

(string)(Optional)The friendly name of the zone.

latitude

(float)(Required)The latitude of the center point of the zone.

longitude

(float)(Required)The longitude of the center point of the zone.

radius

(integer)(Optional)The radius of the zone in meters.

Default value: 100

icon

(string)(Optional)The icon to show instead of name.

passive

(boolean)(Optional)To only use the zone for automation and hide it from the frontend and not use the zone for device tracker name.

Default value: false

To find the latitude/longitude of a certain place you can use Google Maps or Bing Maps. Just right click and copy the coordinates from there (Bing) or click on the “What is here?” (Google)

Home zone

If no configuration is given, the zone component will create a zone for home. This zone will use location provided 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.

Icons

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 mdi:school, mdi:worker, mdi:home, mdi:cart, or mdi:castle.

State

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.