Dog safe presence detector?


(Darryl) #1

Anyone have thoughts on, or seen a Dog safe presence detector? I need something fairly small, just to see when my dog comes/goes. Today, it would have been nice to confirm my Golden was at home, because I thought some kids left my door open.

My dog is fairly gentle so she wouldn’t tear it off, but it will get scratched up and perhaps some exposure to water. I use to use a TAGG (tagg.com) and but obviously that has a monthly fee, and isn’t zigbee…


(Chrisb) #2

Have you considered the SmartThings presence tag?


(Darryl) #3

@chrisb : Yeah, its not water resistent, and its shape would cause it to hang on the collar. Something that is more ‘attached’ would be ideal.

I have two presence tags in use now, must admit they work well.


(Dan) #4

Maybe the fitbark could be detected (when it finally comes out).
Otherwise, I’d love to know if there is a way to waterproof the presence sensor.


#5

This is the one I am holding out for: http://www.whistle.com

I emailed their support and they will be publishing their API…eventually. I hope that means sooner than later. It connects to your wifi…so theoretically you set something up to notify you when the device leaves your wifi.


(Dan) #6

@Mark, That’s great. I hadn’t heard of that one yet. Not sure about the wifi bit since I doubt it will stay connected constantly. But since it supports Bluetooth and BLE it should be watchable. Pre ordered :slight_smile:


(Dan) #7

So after having one for a week I can tell you what I’ve discovered. The collar won’t show up in a BTLE scan unless you press the button on it. It connects to wifi every 60 minutes. So basically you have a 60 minute presence sense blind spot if you’re watching wifi logs.


(Edgar Santana) #8

I use both at the moment - would be great to get the tagg sensor into smartthings.