@brbeaird Did you ever figure your original question out on this thread [quote=“brbeaird, post:1, topic:24431”]
I really just want Life360 to check her into our “home” so SmartThings knows she’s there. I don’t need to know where she is otherwise. I also don’t want her to have to manually check in on her phone every time she arrives.
Is there no way to automate this without enabling sharing everywhere? If not, I guess I can look into buying a presence sensor just for her.
I am in the exact same boat as I found the ST native presence location absolutely sucks. In my case I had the ST presence feature be the trigger to turn off/on Smart Home Monitor. Because it rarely detected the location of both are phones, it would trigger false intrusion alarms constantly as it would not recongnize us returning home.
I installed the Life 360 app on mine an my wife’s phone, but my wife does not like the fact that it essentially shows her constant location. This was essentially what you were after as well, based on your orginal post. You didnt care to see where your nanny was throughout the day, rather simply when she was inside the “geofence” around your house as it would then communicate to ST.
Did you ever figure out a workaround. When we tried setting my wifes “Location Service” setting to off on Life 360. It seemed to lock her last known location which at the time was are house. As a result, ST would think she never left the house and constantly showed her as present even if she left the house for work.