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Rule that runs when my cellphone is connected to home network

Christian shared this question 2 years ago
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Well, I would like to set house alarm on/off when my cellphone is connected/not connected to my home network - same network as my Zipabox. Is there any way to do that?


Today I use IFTTT and geofencing but it's not that accurate.

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android or ios? on android i recommend using the app tasker and setting a virtual meter in zipato. or another app similar is automagic

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Hi Christian. See this topic. Most reliable system for presence detection so far. Combination of IFTTT and also Life360 so 2 paralell services sending states.

https://community.zipato.com/topic/automatic-user-presence-with-life360

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I use that method too and it is the most reliable I have tried. Give it a try.

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Hi,


u can try to get the State fro your WLan Router:


http://zipabox.de/connection-tracking-mit-der-zipabox/


regards Helle

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all good options. I like tasker or similar because it relys solely on my phone, that obviously needs to be one for the rule to work anyway, otherwise what am I pinging. Using IFTTT location services I have found pretty good too since their last update. Life 360 I had some issues with and stopped using, but may go and test it again as Attila seems to really like it, and I trust his ideas. Using derHelles options is flawless, but requires to much work for me plus I have to run another device, RaspPi, would be good if this could run on the Zipatile instead.

Other options would include using multiple motion sensors and creating a presence meter. i do this to detect if people are at home and moving around. It increases the meter every time there is movement, and decrease if not, you could then use this to ping you phone if there is no movement (maybe you have left home) or on first movement detect (meter=1 when you first arrive home). To do this I would use a mini server like what derHelle suggest. But maybe their is an app you could install on a zipatile to do this. Havent looked into it.

Or maybe, if you have a Zipatile, use tasker and you phones and Zipatiles bluetooth. Then when you arrive home, they will connect via bluetooth, this triggers a task in tasker, which will fire a http request to turn off a virtual sensor which disables you alarm.

So many options to skin a cat as they say.

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I use the very same method as presence detector, meters driven by motion sensors combined with life360 and IFTT to detect wifi connection and location, works good.

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Afaik, Life360 has found a way to work low-power in the background by registering as a "lifestyle/health" app, which las lead to the app using far less battery than competitors, while at the same time being very reliable...

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I've design by ibeacon microlocation (like Estimote), but really always need your smartphone in your pocket ;)


At time you feel "slave" to phone.


If you are a paranoid join to mobile (mobile in bathroom, bedroom, *room, I think ibeacon is your solution.


For me, I'm still looking for a solution.


Regads,


Paco.

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