I have SmartThings at each of my houses, one of which has a Nest Thermostat. I have added the Nest using the code I found in the forum…Works great. Now I need a way to automate it a bit more. When I am driving to town, I would like the house to preheat and change the Hello, Home or mode based on my location. The IFTTT Android location will work by setting the thermostat and turning on specific lights. However, the mode or Hello, Home programs can’t be initiated by IFTTT.
I guess what I am needing is a way for a switch on/off status to change the mode or better yet, run a specific Hello, Home routine. That way, I could use IFTTT to determine my location, which could then turn on a switch, which could then change the mode/run a specific Hello, Home. Same thing when I leave town…if IFTTT turns off a specific switch, the house goes into Goodbye mode.
I have done some coding in my time, but just started using SmartThings and haven’t dived into how to accomplish this. Anyone have any suggestions or could code this up quickly?