I am fairly new to SmartThings and home automation in general, but learning quickly. (I’ve figured out how to install and use webCoRE, that counts for something, right?)
Currently I am using my Android phone as an arrival sensor to accomplish some automation tasks, but I would like the zone to be smaller, and triggering actions using GPS location on an android phone has not been all that reliable for me. So I have several questions…
1.) Is there a way to use my phone as an arrival sensor NOT with GPS location, but simply by sensing whether it’s within range of the hub? To do this, would I simply turn off the “location aware” feature in my routines that use my phone?
2.) I know that the official SmartThings arrival sensor could work, but the idea of adding a bulky fob to my keychain that does nothing other than say “I’m here” to the hub doesn’t excite me. So, what about other devices, such as this keyfob, which is about the same size but also has buttons on it? Would this be seen by SmartThings as an arrival sensor AND buttons that I could use to perform other tasks?
3.) On the same vein as question 2, will anything listed on that Zigbee HA products page work with SmartThings?