This is a bit of a noob question but im trying to set SM to trigger home mode and away mode when either my presence if detected (using my android phone) or when my phone is connected to Wifi, Not sure where to get about setting that up.
I haven’t done this myself, but I think you can do this with SharpTools and Tasker.
You could set a variable to know if you are connect or not to your wifi and then set a profile that says if connected to HOME wifi then execute a Smartthings Mode (Home, Away, etc…)
If you are using the built-in presence detection and it is reliable enough for you, then you can trigger the modes with the built-in Routines or Rule Machine.
If you just want to trigger the mode change when Wifi is connected, then in
Tasker you can:
Setup a State → Net → Wifi Near profile configured with your SSID
In the profile, create an action with Plugins →
SharpTools → A Mode and configure it with your desired mode change
If you want a more robust presence indication based on your Wifi connectivity (as a presence device in SmartThings), then you can use Tasker + SharpTools (an app I developed):
+1: can be done with sharp tools and tasker.
Life360 has been mention to work too.
ST alone is flaky on presence sensing; see poll results.
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If your router supports something like my smartapp, this works extremely well for me.
I have created a pretty solid wifi presence solution for when my phones connect to the wifi network, its very quick to update ST.
I use this alongside the ST app, Life360 & my own Tado presence device type, i use Rule machine to flip a virtual presence sensor when any of the 4 change state, this is a first past the post setup and it works really well, before i put this in presence was really an issue. this however always triggers when all the others fail to update (regularly) but the range of this is not very far, only within the wifi range (obviously!)
ive seen other solutions for DD-WRT, but these don’t work with the Newer Asus routers, RT-AC87U or Newer as the command to list mac addresses with the new 5G hardware no longer uses wl
ok so the first thing i did was install the latest
Perfect that worked for me.