Adjusting the Auto-Entities Card in Home Assistant

Mastering Home Assistant: Lovelace Dashboard, Wyze Doorbell & Auto-Entity Card tips.

I have been using the Auto-Entity card for a while now in my Lovelace Dashboard. I use it primarily for ‘What’s on‘ type cards. Quickly see which Lights, switches, or even automations are currently turned on.

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Recently, I installed a Wyze Doorbell and Home Assistant, which quickly added the various switches associated with it. Motion, Camera, and Power switches. I have a card that shows me all of the lights and switches that are on in the house so when needed, I can quickly turn them off. After adding the Wyze Doorbell, those entities popped into my card.

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Pulling these entities out of the card was very easy. The card YAML supports both an exclude section along with support for wildcards. See the code below:

  show_header_toggle: false
  title: Lights On Right Now
  type: glance
  columns: 4
    - state: 'off'
    - state: unavailable
    - name: '*do not disturb*'
    - entity_id: '*pi_hole*'
    - entity_id: '*neato*'
    - entity_id: '*juicebox*'
    - entity_id: switch.bear_stone_active
    - entity_id: '*front*'
    - entity_id: '*wyze*'
    - entity_id: '*amp'
    - domain: light
          action: toggle
    - domain: switch
          action: toggle
show_empty: false
  method: last_changed
type: custom:auto-entities

Adding in the *wyze* took them out immediately. The card supports realtime previews so it is very easy to see the proper formatting and terms needed.

If you would like to see the 1 minute video demo, check out the Youtube Link below:

Happy Automating!