Just curious if anyone has been tinkering or thinking about localized presence detection with any of the above listed tech. I’m currently locked in a logic battle between myself, ST, IFTTT and the inherent limitations of having a geofenced presence detector only, available at this time. I’ve investigated a few PIR sensors, but none of them really seem up to par for true occupancy detection, and I think there are some logic limitations within ST to even truly accomplish what I am thinking about. Here is my scenario:
I live alone (hurray! NO WAF!) so most of my automation really fits right into my lifestyle and habits. When I wake up in the morning my bedroom motion sensor uses the “something is happening” action to trigger the change from night mode to day mode. This works great. Totally hands off. However. When my girlfriend stays over and I wake up before she does, this obviously doesn’t work.
I’ve thought about using multiple motion sensors to detect foot traffic on either side of the bed, but there is no allowance for a conditional between the two motion sensors (if there is, I’ve missed it and someone please please please enlighten me) to dictate that the bedroom should stay in a night mode if one person is still sleeping. Surely someone out there has dealt with this situation and has an adequate solution. I’m hoping it’s a simple error on my part in missing something obvious. How are you handling occupancy detection on a more local level?
If not - has anyone looked into the developer kit for Estimote? iBeacons and BLTE seem like the natural solution for localized tracking from room to room, still utilizing your mobile device as a BLTE presence sensor, without having to rely upon a BT radio in the actual hub. Room beacons would just trigger your phone to set off actions, devices, etc… does that make sense?