Automation Editor

From the UI choose Configuration which is located in the sidebar, then click on Automations to go to the automation editor. Press the + sign in the lower right corner to get started. This page uses the Random sensor as an example. Any other sensor with a numeric value, can be used as well.

Choose a meaningful name for your automation rules.

If the value of the sensor is greater than 10, then the automation rule should apply.

Firing a persistent notification is the result.

As “Service Data” we want a simple text that is shown as part of the notification.

message: Sensor value greater than 10

Automations created or edited via the user interface are activated immediately after saving the automation.

Troubleshooting missing automations

When you’re creating automations using the GUI and they don’t appear in the UI, make sure that you add back automation: !include automations.yaml from the default configuration to your configuration.yaml.