In my setup we have two mobile phones as presence sensor (2x iPhone 6+)and the mode turns automatically into Away when both phones have left the house (and thus ‘armed’ to fire motion alerts).
The problem is that from time to time (once or twice per week), the phone presence sensor, i.e. app is either delayed to tell the hub its home or fails to do so, resulting in a flurry of false motion alerts. It stops once I go into the ST app on the phone so the phone registers that its home.
We also bought two presence fobs/dongles that we have not activated yet, because the fob would stay in our cars, but we don’t always use our cars when we leave (e.g. take my motorcycle or bike or walk and I don’t to have to remember to take the fob with me).
Questions that I have is:
- What can I do to make things more reliable on phone as the presence sensor?
- can I have each fob make a pair with one of the phones so if either part of that pair (phone+fob) registers arrival or leave for that person, it is noted?
- What suggestion do you have for this to work reliably (the goal here is for the system to ‘arm’ itself automatically based on presence?