Thanks for this app! I have a suggestion or request…your app is pretty close to exactly what I’m looking for. I have a house cleaner and pet sitter that come to the house while I’m gone. There are two challenges I’m trying to work around, and maybe you know how to incorporate into your app. They are related actually.
Of course these people don’t have presence sensors, so I can’t detect when they leave. I also use an app that auto-locks my two locks after X minutes. The garage locks after 15 minutes, and the front door after 5. I haven’t had a chance to really test this, but I assume if I were not here, and one of the locks auto-locked, it would return the mode to my selected away mode. Would it be possible to add a feature to allow us to define a period after which the mode goes to away, rather than immediately upon door lock? For instance, the pet sitter stays from 20-45 minutes and the house cleaners are usually gone within an hour. If I could define the number of minutes after which the mode switches, that would probably be ideal, since I can’t rely on the door lock option (I definitely don’t want to remove the auto-lock feature I’ve implemented). I’d be happy with a single mode-switch delay to apply to all user codes, but if it could be even further configurable based on which code was used, that would be AWESOME!!
Second question is that I actually have two home modes and two away modes that could be relevant, because I use the Magic Home app. It is safe to assume that my cleaners are always here during the day, but I don’t think I can make that assumption for a pet sitter. If the pet sitter is coming here, it means I’m away longer than just a few hours, and I’d want to trigger the Magic Home assessment just like it would if I actually left the house with a presence sensor. That way when the mode changes, it would also respect whether or not it was before or after sunset when the new mode is determined. I wouldn’t want to house to be swapped to a day mode if the switch happened after sunset. That would leave the house totally dark for the period through the following day’s sunrise, and that’s not ideal if I’m not planning to be home myself in that period of time.
Thanks in advance for considering these ideas!