I’m looking to develop a way to activate and deactive presence depending on when certain devices connect to my wifi network.
My situation. I live a house I own, with roommates. I’m currently using Samsung smart things to manage lots of areas of my house including security and energy usage.
Why other methods of presence detection don’t work well in this situation? I don’t want to give them access to the Samsung smarthings app for several reasons, one they can override energy controls like turning the AC way down and also, I have security monitors that keep them from going into my room without me knowing that could be overridden without me knowing. Asking roommates to install other third party apps that supposedly keep track of them seems invasive. They work great for family members, but seem a bit intrusive for roommates and some of my roommates don’t like keeping their GPS on. The Samsung presence sensor also doesn’t work well for several reasons, one device that “keeps track of you” seems invasive, it runs out of batteries, some roommates don’t have cars I can hook it to, and several roommates would find it easier to just leave the presence sensor at home at all times. Blue would work as a backup ,but has limited range.
Advantages to wifi is every automatically connects to the wifi with their phone and everyone leaves with their phone. The wifi network is powerful and spans across the entire house with no problem. Wifi can easily recognize people who don’t live here without asking them to install apps or doing anything besides connect to the wifi. I would really love the party trick of having friends stop by and my house verbally greats them and they don’t know how the house recognizing them. I tell them it’s alive. By the way I know they would first need my wifi password and connect and I don’t know about anyone else ,but I do this for my friends and people who visit with no problem.
I know [RELEASE] ASUSWRT Wifi Presence exists for older Asus routers ,but I was looking for something that works for my Net gear router.
Maybe there is a whole other way to just detect wifi signals in general?
Cable Modem: NETGEAR CM700 (32x8) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem. Max download speeds of 1.4Gbps.
Cable Router:NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750 Smart Dual Band WiFi Router (R6700)