I’ve been looking for something with a reliable and usable geofence capability. I’ve been using Vera Mobile and Veramate. They are either very unreliable (Vera Mobile) or the battery usage makes it almost unusable (Veramate). While doing some research, I came across this plugin. Just to test it out, I am simply trying to see a change in house mode depending on whether the phone is away/present. These are my settings:
UI version: 1.7.513
Plugin version: 2.0
Home range: 0.01 statue mile
“Participates in House Modes”: Checked
Pollling period: 60sec (also tried 10se, 30sec, etc)
Distance mode: Direct
My understanding from the initial post is that when the phone is present, it will change the mode to “Home” (say from "Away) and from “Home” to “Away” when the phone is “away”. I’ve also tried creating a scene to execute based on the trigger “A device is present or away”.
Is there anything I am missing? I am pretty sure the plugin sees my phone ok as “Home Lat” and “Home Long” are filled in. I did have to change my Apple ID password per an earlier post to exclude special characters. After the change, the iphone name popped up almost immediately.
FWIW, I also had the HouseMode plugin installed. I deleted it thinking this may be a problem but the results are the same
Any suggestions/guidance would be appreciated