Go back up to the top of this thread and re-read post 2. You can’t just make up your own key, Ifttt will give you a key associated to your Ifttt account.
IFTTT Will also give you your own unique “key“ which you will use for this. It will be long and weird looking, something like “AFd36GMIwwSD3LK57x” only even longer. You can always look that up by going to the webhooks page at Ifttt and clicking on “documentation.”
Hi guys, nice work btw!
So my case is a little bit rare i think, i live in the same building were i work, in different floors, so the ST geo presence don´t really know when me or my wife are at home/work because i´m in the same location range. I know now that the ST Arrival sensor dont work very well so i got into this “beacons” thing.
What i understood till now is that i must have a beacon at home to detect when my iPhone approach it (via BT) and then i must have an app to detect the beacon, so that app can communicate with IFTTT and IFTTT communicate with a virtual switch on my ST/Webcore. Did i get it right?
So my home is in the 17th floor and my office in the 1st. They are in the same GPS position but in different altitude. I really need something more reliable to work with. Something that detects me when i leave the elevator and open my home door. I was thinking about the Wifi conecting - that would be GREAT! But i think its impossible to config in iOS, only in Android. Not even with “Shortcuts”…
So do you think it works in my case? Thanks!
Intellithings is an occupancy system based on short range sensors, it won’t detect you outside the home. So good for microlocation, but it won’t know you are “arriving” until you enter the first room. That will fit some “presence” use cases, but not others. It’s also quite expensive as it requires a minimum of two of its sensors for a detection event.
This has been an interesting discussion. The advice, analysis, and comment is very informative. I am going to try this myself. I would like to go a step further and add a beacon to the gate post to track people entering/leaving the driveway. Given it is outdoors, are there any rugged versions or other packages of interest?
Estimote beacons work well outdoors, they are primarily designed for commercial use by shopping centers, sports stadiums, etc. so as long as they are in a semi sheltered location, they are usually fine.
If it’s for a gate post, you might need to place it inside a plastic box or beneath a plastic shelf.
I’m sure there will be other similar brands in the UK, I’m just not sure what they are.