- two phones added for presence
- presence tags on two sets of keys
- hub setup to recognize when house is empty to place in away mode based on above
My wife and I leave to go out for the evening, leaving no one home. But, my wife leaves her phone at home by accident or maybe leaves her keys at home because I’m driving. (People forget their phones, because we are human!)
In this scenario, the hub would think that someone was still home so it might not trigger away mode unless I have motion sensors around the house, correct? Can you have motion trump presence? (Of course, I won’t mention that we also have cats…different topic!)
Of course, there is a way where that fails. We all go outside and sit on the deck or in the driveway (better sun in the driveway and we can say “driveway party” and all our neighbors come running with drinks in hand), the house would be empty for an extended period but presence would show that we are there…because we are. So, in this case, motion does not trump presence.
I know, I know, I don’t think there is a solve here unless we tell the house we are home or away - perhaps a multi-button switch near the door to override. I was just curious if anyone else ran into this scenario and what they came up with as a solution.