My wife has an hour commute and so far, I’ve simply programmed our Nest thermostat to just schedule the home to be heated at the time she’s usually home. However, she often has to stay over because of emergencies (she’s a vet), etc. I was trying to find a way to set up a geofence around her work so that when she left, her phone leaving the area would trigger setting the temperature on the Nest and bringing it out of Auto Away mode and by the time she was home, the house would be warmed or cooled. Has anyone had any success with something like this? I have tried IFTTT, but that doesn’t seem to bring the Nest out of Auto Away mode. I’ve read a bunch of articles related to not being able to do much with Auto Away in the API. So a few questions:
- Does ST have a geofence feature for someplace other than your home? I don’t really want to put a hub at her office and link it to our Nest, that’s the only thing I could figure out how to set up a geofence and trigger the Nest.
- Does the Nest API support setting the temperature and/or tricking Auto Away to think that someone is home?
- Any other ideas on how to accomplish the first paragraph?