I would like to use Homey capabilities to be notified when a door is open or a motion is detected when my wife or I are not at home.
The only challenge is to find a reliable way to know if my wife or/and I are at home. And this has to be detected before opening the main door.
I first used geofencing based on the smartphone location. For that, we had the IFTTT mobile app. Each time we enter or leave a defined area, it calls a webservice.
It works 90% of the time. Of course, when the battery of the smartphone is empty, it doesn’t work. I also had a few times where it was not working but I don’t know why.
Then, I wanted to use a bluetooth beacon. I did a few tests with a Tile Mate 2018 and the Beacon app. It never worked very well. Maybe it is a misconfiguration on my side but I saw that many people has the same issue.
What would be the other options?
RFID or a code to enter within the first minute after opening the main door : https://shop.swiss-domotique.ch/en/transmitter/607-zipato-code-and-rfid-keyboard.html
I am interested by your experiences.
Thank you in advance.