This is not really related to SmartThings, but also sort of is because it will relate to automation.
Short story: I need a way to wire a bluetooth beacon into my motorcycle, using it’s 12VDC switched power (or switched USB). Where Can I find one? I’m not familiar with bluetooth beacons. All it needs to do is connect to the beacon, nothing else.
Right now, I have Tasker set up on my Android phone so that when I am connected to my cars Bluetooth, it automatically turns off Wifi so that when I open Waze, it’s not stuck on the low signal wifi trying to look up directions. It’s also set so that when Wifi disconnects, it sets my security camera viewer to use the low res feed.
Well, this all works great, but most days I take my motorcycle to work, and I use a Flic while riding to control music. Flic has a tasker and IFTTT integration, so here’s what I’m hoping to do…I want to find a bluetooth beacon I can wire into the bikes auxiliary power (or switched USB), when the bike turns on, my phone connects and tells tasker I’m about to get on the bike…from there it will switch my Flic to the correct profile and whatever other automations I want it to do.
Worst case scenario if I can’t find anything for what I need. Perhaps I can buy a bluetooth tracker like a Tile, MYNT, TrackR, crack it open and hard wire it to the bike.