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Presence - ST App vs IFTTT vs?


(Mike DeRousse) #1

I’d like to be able to control some of my lighting scenarios based on the presence of a few people in the house (we all have Android phones) but I’m not too impressed with the results of the built-in ST Android app presence indicators. Sometimes it says I’ve left and returned when I haven’t left at all.

As a test, I’ve set up IFTTT to send me a text when I disconnect or reconnect to my home wifi and that seems to be working pretty well. Though on occasion, it’s been delayed by a few minutes which would make it virtually unusable for automatically turning on lights upon arrival. But maybe the connection between IFTTT would have less latency than sending a text message… haven’t tried that yet.

I’d appreciate any input or recommendations from the community on the best way to detect presence, short of purchasing actual presence sensors from ST.


#2

This should help. :sunglasses:


(Mike DeRousse) #3

Thanks for pointing me to your FAQ @JDRoberts - Sorry for not checking there in the first place.


#4

No problem, there’s a lot of information in the forums, but it’s not always easy to find. :sunglasses: