Maybe it’s cause I’m an old fart, but generally speaking, when I get home my cellphone gets dropped on the counter along with my keys and other items that I carry with me when going out.
At times when I’m home I’ll have my phone on me (like on a days I expect calls, or when I’m reading a book or playing a game), but more often than not I’m not carrying my phone around the house with me. So having this level of resolution (iBeacon I mean) seems meaningless, to me. Now obviously this would still be fine to saying if I’m inside my home or not, regardless of if I’m upstairs and the phone is downstairs.
But on the flip side of things, is the iBeacon range large enough that it would register me as home before I entered the house? Right now with my presence sensor in my car I usually start to see the garage door open when one or two lots from my house. Sometimes it just trigger until I’m in my driveway, but that’s rare. When would iBeacon report that I’m home and open my garage?