HHH - Family presence and absence triggers

Henning shared this idea 31 days ago
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Here is how I log my family members and auto arm the alarm when all leave home or disarm if some one comes home etc.

I think this is a good example of how many possibilities the Zipato system offers without the need of writing any code.

I do not believe that many of the other systems offer similar possibilities.


WHY? WHAT DOES THIS OFFER?

-With this setup we don’t actually need a keypad for the alarm. At least we normally don’t need to use it.

-Also the alarm always auto arm itself (unless we choose to disable the auto function)

-The alarm disarm automatically when we come home.

-We get a personal welcoming message from our friendly home. :)

-Me and my wife get notifications when the children comes home. (but offcorse NOT if we are also home)


WARNING!

This is nothing I recommend for you!

I was asked to share how I did this so this is the reason for sharing.

It started with a crazy idea and I wanted to see if I could do it, and now it works perfect for us.

Don’t spend hours and hours in front of your computer! Take breaks! Get some fresh air!


SYSTEM SETUP?

I am using a Zipabox 1 without a PROlicense, an IFTTT account and a TP-Link Wi-Fi router Archer C3150.

A virtualalarm and many virtual devices.


THIS GUIDE INCLUDES:

-VIRTUAL SENSORS. I use then to show who is home or not.

-VIRTUAL SWITCH. A simple switch to enable/disable the auto arm function.

-VIRTUAL METERS. I use these to log how long time we are not home.

-ABSENCE. As a second part of making sure the house is empty I detect absence.

-CONNECTIONS. How I connect with my Wi-Fi router and IFTTT.

-AUTOMATION. The rules.


The complete guide is attached as a PDF file.

// Henning :)

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Thank you Henning!

This was really inspiring reading. I also agree with you that the Zipabox is an amazing tool that you can do almost anything with.

You are very talented when it comes to documentation, I hope many will follow your example (me included) and publish more guides.


Regards

/Håkan

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Thanks Håkan! I look forward to reading your guides! Since your name is Håkan you are more than welcome to use the HHH combination as I did. Hahahaha.

// Henning :)

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Cool stuff. Thanks GENIOUS Henning!

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Thank you for reading it thru! :)

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Nice thank you for taking the time to share it with us!


just do not forget the phone :)

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This is brilliant work.

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very nice, I wil trythis some time soon :)

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Hello Henning , niceley done.

A question, where/how do you put the value of the virtual meter Home Away Timer in ?

Is this only in the rules ? or also in the virtual sensor itself ?

And can you tell us more about the iftt rule via the router ? (example)

thanks for the info.

Br Dimitri

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Thank you Dimitri.

The Home Away Timer gets it's value only from the rules already included in the guide. Some rules are off couse copied and re used for my other family members.

Some of the rules set the meter value to "0" and some rules set the meter value to "+1" so that it increase by "1" every time the rules triggers.

I will add a page about the IFTTT applets in the PDF file and publish it here shortly.

// Henning

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Now I have added one page about the IFTTT applets in the PDF guide.

Enjoy!

// Henning

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Hi Henning, thanks for sharing :-)

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If your router is not supporting ifttt you can use stringify.

Because ifttt is not working very well for presence.