[Edge Driver] A Breakthrough In Human Presence Detection

Hi Tim99,
Thank you for the reply. I would really like for there to be an edge driver for the EP lite. From the looks of the driver for the EP1 you did a great job and it’s a lot of work. I am not a developer so can’t speak to the effort required but with the request comes an offer of assistance where it can do the most good.
Thanks again!

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I would like a driver for the Everything Present Lite (Will only use if its open source though! :grinning:)

Many of us who own EP1 for Smartthings also own EPL. I’d love to have a driver for EPL for sure! Bought 3 without realizing that EP1 driver didn’t work on it, haha. :sweat_smile: :rofl:

For the past week or so I am having trouble keeping my EP1 online with my V3 hub. When i first noticed it wasnt working i checked the settings and found my IP had been removed. I added it back and it went online for less than an hour and then offline. I tried removing and re-adding the EP1. It worked for a while and then reverted to offline. Any suggestions?

Hi @Terri_Baker, this is weird behaviour.

CIt sounds like it may be an issue with your wifi router re-allocating a different IP address to the EP1.
Have you rebooted the router lately or had a power outage?

Many Thanks Tim

@Tim99 My modem had to be rebooted recently. The IP address is reserved and hasn’t changed. From a web browser the EP1 is not showing any errors in the log and appears to be functioning properly. It just shows device offline in ST and isn’t triggering light automations.

Weird. You could try going into settings and toggling the listener off, wait 60 seconds and then turn it on again. That will reset the listener.

Would very much like ep lite support

Thanks for your feedback Don. I’ll look into it. :+1:

anyone capable of using this driver to get ratgdo to work with smartthings? ratgdo uses esphome and it seams like this device does aswell. please, any heroes in here? lol

Hi @Jason_Silva, happy to work on a Ratgdo SmartThings edge driver if there is the demand.
I do not own a Ratgdo, so would have to get one some how.

Many Thanks Tim


See ESPHome for SmartThings

Looks pretty cool!

I can think of a potential issue though. I have only one light that comes on automatically, and that’s over the kitchen sink when it hears water running. For virtually all the other lights we have, each person has their own preference when they are in a room.

So my question is: imagine this were all set up, with the lights configured to my wife’s preference. If I come into the room and say “Alexa, turn on my light scene”, will these occupancy sensors immediately set the lights back to the wife’s preference?

This depends how you have set up your automations.

The EP1 driver just reports presence or not. It is up to your automations to specify what happens when presence is detected.

many Thanks tim

I’m not thinking about when occupancy is first detected after a time of non-occupancy. On that you would be correct.

I’m thinking of when occupancy is continuous, or perhaps momentarily interrupted.

Yes Please I would also like a driver for the Everything Present Lite

Hello Tim,

I would also interested in a edge driver for the EP Lite.

Thanks for all you do for the community.

Thanks Kevin, I’m in touch with Lewis and a EPL driver is next on my project list.

Cheers Tim

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Just curious does this work for the new lite?

It does not, unfortunately.