I got my noggin thinking last night and the Mrs bought up the question “what happens when the baby sitter (aka mother in law!!) comes over”. I tried to explain that we could set a mode which can prevents actions being taken.
Anyway, I thought about buying a presence sensor for her, but it got me thinking… she carries a mobile around with her and that has a unique identifier when it connects to our wifi (static IP from DHCP and MAC address). I don’t want to install ST on her phone and give her access to our hub, so detection of IP and/or MAC would be the next best thing.
I have a server that runs 24/7 so I could easily write a simple app/script on my server which looks for her phone on the network, my only question is, how can I feed that information to the ST hub? Given some of the other posts I have seen, I don’t think there is an interface that will let me do this?
Alternatively, is there a way that the SmartApp could look for a device based on IP address or MAC address on the LAN and have it run every 5mins, or triggered by the front door being opened (multi sensor)?