New to Presence Sensors & Life360


(Dick) #1

I recently added Life360 app to my android phone.
It seems to be working fine.
But my wife has no smartphone.
Can I use a ST Sensor for her…and add it to Life360?
Will ST detect her presence when I am away, and she is home?
When we are both away, will ST detect NO presence, and arm SHM?

Previously I was using a combination of Alexa, virtual switches, and motion sensors to arm/disarm SHM.
We also have mini-mote controllers, buy I tire from battery charging.

Thanks


#2

SmartThings presence Sensor is a Zigbee presence device. It can be detected by ST hub with out any cell phone.
The trick is; sometimes presence sensors including smartphones momentarily depart the house.
You need to set a delay in your Goodbye routine to not rum until presence sensors have been gone for at least 5 to 10 minutes.

Can I use a ST Sensor for her…and add it to Life360?
Yes you can give her a ST presence sensor and no it can not be added to Life 360.

Will ST detect her presence when I am away, and she is home?
As long as she is in range of the ST hub and you set a time delay for your Goodbye routine.

When we are both away, will ST detect NO presence, and arm SHM?
Yes.