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…

Debug mode

Because Ariela must support so many versions of Android, so many versions of Home Assistant and configurations, there are cases when the application will not work as intended so issues like crashes, entities not shown etc could happen. In order to discover what the problem is, a debug mode was 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…

Authentication

In order to make Ariela extensible, we support 3 types of authentication to the Home Assistant server:  basic http api password (legacy support which can be removed by HA)  permanent token (HA version >= 0.78)  web login (HA version >= 0.78)  

Push Notifications

You can use Ariela in combination with Home Assistant in order to receive notifications directly on your Android device. What can you do more is using those notifications to send custom commands back to the server. One cool example: receive notification that someone opened your front door, and using the Read more…

Device Tracker

Out of the box, Ariela support the device tracking capabilities. This means you will be able to see where is your own phone, family and any other devices 1. Setup In order to enable device tracker functionality in Home Assistant first you will have to enable the component. To do Read more…