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.