Last seen sensor

It could happen that Ariela will lose connection / unable to connect to Home Assistant so it will not be able to send updates like geolocation, sensors informations etc. For this scenario, a new MQTT sensor was introduced called “Ariela Availability”. This MQTT sensor state will be equal to the Read more…

MQTT: Next device alarm

Use this Ariela MQTT sensor to trigger scenes / automations in Home Assistant based on the next scheduled alarm from your phone. In order to enable this functionality, go to Ariela -> Settings -> MQTT -> Sensors and enable Alarm sensor. Note that this functionality will need to have the Read more…

MQTT: Text to speech

Here you can find informations on how to use Home Assistant to start TTS instances on your Android device using Ariela. SETUP In order to enable TTS functionality, you will have to enable MQTT support in Ariela from Settings -> MQTT. Once you enable this functionality, open MQTT sensors and Read more…

Front / Back Camera streaming

Build in, Ariela support sending video data captured from front or back camera of your Android device. In order to enable this capability, go to Ariela -> Settings -> MQTT > Sensors and enable front , back camera. Note: Back / Front camera access requires CAMERA permission. If you do Read more…

Bluetooth

Ariela has build in Bluetooth device sensor, informations which can be send to Home Assistant to automate things when the Phone get’s connected to another Bluetooth device, it’s state changes etc or even detect device room presence based on the RSSI of other Bluetooth devices . In order to enable Read more…

MQTT Phone Call State

Ariela has a build in Phone Call State MQTT sensor. This means that once is enabled, this sensor will send to Home Assistant any change detected in the phone call state. For example, Home Assistant will be able to know when your device is in a phone call and you Read more…

MQTT Sensors

Once the MQTT setup is complete, you will be able to choose what device sensors informations you will want to enable / disable. In order to do that, go to Ariela -> Settings, find the MQTT options and click on “Sensors” entry. If successful a screen similar to this should Read more…

MQTT Setup

In order to enable MQTT client in Ariela, go to Ariela -> Settings and search for MQTT entry. After you find the MQTT entry, click on “Enable MQTT Sensors”. In order to have the sensors automatically discovered by Home Assistant, your MQTT entry in configuration.yaml should have the discovery tag Read more…