I’m starting to migrate to presence sensors instead of mobile presence due to reliability (it’ll get there, but I need something in the meantime). How have you set up your system to increase Presence Sensor reliability?
Below is my scenario:
The presence sensors seems to reliably detect the coming and goings of family members but there seems to be a slight delay. This leads to house members opening doors before SmartThings goes back into “home” mode and triggers the security lights (and soon to be siren).
I’ve tried moving the hub to the front of the house, but this didn’t help much (actually made it difficult for my zwave sensors in the back to be out of range, so i’ll have to move it back). I also have a smartsense door sensor on the front doors that should extend range; they’re not plugged in, do they they still extend range on battery mode?
I’ve heard that the presence sensors has a 30 sec polling duration that could lead to instances where the presence gets undetected before a use takes action.
So what are your tips in getting the presence sensor to reliably tell the system that you’re home before you open the door. Keep in mind is that the objective is to install the siren and only have it go off when no one is really home.