This is finicky as well. I've done this.vkizzle wrote: ↑Dec 11th, 2017 2:15 pmExcept that it is still finnicky.
The most consistent setup that I have read about is wifi presence detection.
https://community.smartthings.com/t/rel ... ence/37802
The problem is you have to have a strong enough wifi to reach far outside your house, at least into the driveway. Then your phone has to be fast enough to see the wifi and connect while the script pings your phone and updates the sensors. It works as well but just not 100%. Sometimes phones don't even connect until they are actually inside the house. I've tried this with multiple phones. Life360 has actually been more reliable as you can set the radius and it will have time to do whatever you want it to do before you reach your front door. However its also still not perfect. Better but not perfect. Smartthings also sells a presence detection thing but it runs off zigbee and needs to be in the range on the hub for you to be detected. Again this range will have to be far enough if you want things to happen before you reach your front door. The smartthings app has presence detection built in, but also not reliable. Sometimes they get stuck at a location or don't update until you actually unlock your phone.
Currently I'm doing a combination of both gps and network to make success much better. Seems to be working well so far but not easy to implement.