I’m trying to achieve the following: When I get in my car (to leave home) my front gates open automatically.
I am an iPhone user so can’t rely on Tasker to detect a Bluetooth connection. I was hoping that iOS shortcuts could do this but Bluetooth triggers are not fully automated and simply provide you with an on-screen notification to run a shortcut (an option but I’d like to improve on this if possible).
I’m using WebCoRE so can run advanced logic if need be.
I’m now wondering if there’s a way to connect my car to SmartThings (2013 BMW). I could then run logic along the lines of: when car starts, open gates.
I was hoping for a USB powered presence sensor to go in the car (I.e. when the presence sensor turns on (and my phone is already present) open gates). I can’t find a ready-made device just plenty of ideas including cobbling together a ST presence sensor with a cigarette lighter & a step-down transformer (12v to 3v).
Another option includes a USB powered Wifi router in the car to connect to our home Wifi (I.e. when the car’s router connects to the Wifi (and my phone is already present) open the gates). But I’m not entirely sure what Wifi router to purchase for the car (the smaller the better) or how to run the detection logic (we have UniFi LAN/WLAN hardware.
Any ideas or suggestions are welcomed. Many thanks, Andy