I recently added a network storage device to my home network and decided I didn’t want to have to keep reconnecting to the device every time I got home and wanted to use it. I did a little searching and found a tool called ControlPlane that seems ideally suited to solve my issue. ControlPlane is really a tool to detect where you are using things that are already available and allow for automated actions to be taken when you arrive or leave a place. The particular action that interested me was mounting my network storage device, but there are many other actions you can take, such as opening a web page, or even starting a Time Machine backup. Things like network SSIDs, time of day, light level and geographic location can be used to try to detect which location you are at.