The idea of having our home security system arm and disarm itself automatically is the dream.
Our current ADT system sits idle as we never arm it , too much of a hassle. SO for years we never used it.
Now i have the @RBoy intruder app, and a key capability for me is to get it to arm and disarm automatically. This all relies on accurate detection of my wife and I being home or away.
- At first I setup Life360 on both of our phones. However in the course of debugging, discovered that when my phone battery is low , Life360 turns off. And the last state is remembered so I walked in the house and the alarm would not turn off. It thought I was still away. And once my phone died , I could not even get to the smartthings app to disarm the alarm !
On the plus side the accuracy of Life360 is excellent and super reliable. As I get 1000 feet away from home it triggers, every time.
- I looked at using the presence capability of the phone itself, via smartthings Mobile, but I could not figure out how to OR them with my Life360. And I am not sure of the battery issues with this technique.
- I am now looking at Samsung presence detectors to put on our key chains. Again, I will need to be able to detect either the life360 OR the Presence detector. Is that possible. ?
What do all you experts recommend ?