Possibly a silly question, but can you use 2 devices per user for presence sensor and whatever one goes “away” first is the one it uses?
Im struggling with using my iPhone as a presence sensor. So i moved to life360, but i still can’t, for the life of me have it automatically move to the “goodbye” as its still saying that my phone is present, even though im actually away.
I like the idea of the ST presence sensor as folk say it more reliable, but i dont always have my keys on me, whereas, I’ll always have my phone.
Yes. I use a pistion in webCoRE and ST virtual presence sensor. I use my phone, Life360 and have added the beta webCoRE presence to trigger the virtual presence sensor.
Have a look here:
I created this SmartApp for my own use but thought I’d share it in case anyone else finds it useful.
I have been testing it for a while and it seems to work fairly consistently.
The reason I wrote this is because I had lots of separate apps controlling different presence actions.
I just wanted to bring everything together in on Parent/Child app
First of all I have to credit Brian Gudauskas (
@bridaus -Reliable Presence) & Eric Roberts ( @baldeagle072 - Everyone’s Presence) for stealing some of their code for multiple presence sensor determinations.
Without their great work this app would not have been possible to create.
This is a Parent/Child app to control presence sensor actions. Once installed you can setup any number of ‘child’ apps.
You need to install & publis…
If you set up Group Presence1, it will work for you
Or if you want something simpler then try:
I am sure this exists somewhere, but I couldn’t find it.
I based this off of Everyone’s Presence SmartApp (or something like that), but this is different. That one is about group presence. This one is about making a single person’s presence more reliable.
I noticed that if presence fails, it usually sticks on or off. For instance, a fob battery dies. Or the app stops reporting for a spell. Well, if you add a second, or third or “n” presence sensor to the mix, the combination of them is MUCH more reliable if you look at events only. Meaning that if any presence device arrives, THAT is an event you can trust, set the virtual sensor to present. Same for departure. If any device leaves, set the virtual presence to departed. Sounds simple, and works well.
Create a si…
Which is one of the apps I based Presence Central on
Although I now use my app ‘Reliable Presence’ works well