Presence Arrival Sensor questions and Arlo Q as a possible substitute?


(Dick) #1

Perhaps someone can assist with three questions for a newbie.

Smartthings Hub 2, Smartthings Classic app on Motorola G6 Plus, Android 8.0 Oreo.

  1. The presence arrival sender/ sensor works just fine, but I notice that presence arrival sender does not change the ‘Smart Home Monitor’ setting. It will report as Disarmed, even when I am away according to the ‘My Home ‘ app page

  2. The presence sender eats batteries fast.!! A brand new Duracell after a few days is shown as 75% on the Notification, Activity Feed page

  3. I have also Arlo Pro and Arlo Q cameras, and the Geofencing arm / disarm used to work with an older phone running Android 6 Marshmallow perfectly.
    A phone with Android 8 Oreo has erratic Geofencing due I understand to the battery saver changes in Android 8 Oreo. The Arlo app was running in the back ground.?
    Does the Smartthings Geofencing app work reliably with Android 8 Oreo.??
    If it does, I can save some battery costs instead of using the presence arrival sensor.

Thanks for any assistance


#2

Two different variables with similar names are what’s causing your question one. See the following FAQ (this is a clickable link)


#3

For your second question, there a couple of different things that might be going on. The first is to check whether in fact there’s a problem at all. See the following FAQ (this is a clickable link)


#4

Hi @Kwenda,

Welcome to SmartThings community.
If you are using a ST Presence sensor for your car or back pack and are a tinkerer or even a wonnabe tinkerer. Than you may want to investigate this option for your keyfob presence sensor battery issue.
Check out this thread:

For cellphone based presence detection, you may want to integrate with Life360 for Arming/Disarming your SmartThings Home and you Arlo cameras.

And as for Arming/Disarming your home, you should do this in the ST Classic ap routine settings.