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[Tutorial] Presence detection with bluetooth beacon

Hi guys, anyone experience with the Nutfind and the Beacon plugin? https://www.nutfind.com/

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Did you use v1.0.13? And what settings did you use?

Are there people that use the app with another beacon as described in the readme?
Will you please share your experience of the range in the app’s topic? That way other people can make a good choice of using the correct beacons.

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To be onest, dont have a clue wich version. Just installed it from the appstore. Settings i didnt changed anything.

Gonna test again next weekend.

I’m curious also

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Just did some testing again, and yes using v1.0.13 mem use around 20 so thats oke.

But its stil not working wich setting i trying. Its laying next to homey and after a few minutes its become undetected and only coming back when pushing the tile button.

Same here

This is a snip from a post on another forum made by HappyBubbles (that used to make a very interesting product based on BLE beacon detection) HappyBubblesPost:
“A peripheral like your Tile will ‘advertise’ its services, basically sending a broadcast for anyone to hear, when it’s not connected to anything. But as soon as it connects to something, like your phone, it will then stop advertising. Because it’s connected. So that explains why you see it when you turn Bluetooth off your phone. If you don’t plan to use Tile with your phone and only want it for detection, you could forget it from the Bluetooth settings of the phone to not pair with it anymore, and then you could keep seeing the advertisements.”

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Hello, the parts go into standby mode if they are not paired with something.
I had with my Gigaset Keeper too.
Just install the app, pair your phone and beacon and then uninstall the app.
Then they will not go to standby anymore.

Hallo, die teile gehen in den Standbymodus wenn sie nicht mit etwas gepaart sind.
Hatte ich mit meinen Gigaset Keeper auch.
Einfach die App installieren, Handy und beacon paaren und danach die App deinstallieren.
Dann gehen sie nicht mehr in den Standby.

I just received my Nut Find 3 but am not able to connect it to the Beacon app (it does not show up). Any tips/guidance would be very welcome :slight_smile:.

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This is great! Thank you.

I’m making a review of the Tile Pro on my blog. So adding this would be great. But after adding the beacon the detection is not working. When i leave the house and check it after 30 min. is still says i’m home.

Is this a know issue? Do you have a solution?

I already tried to re-add the beacon but the problem is still there.

What version do you use? Did you check the beacon’s state (inside/outside range)?

Hi, i’m using: v1.0.13. Yes, in the APP of the Tile they (got 2) are both gone.

If i look in to homey’s insights then one is away and the other is gone. But the state of one is not changed and the other changed to but not at the right time. So it looks like the homey is not changing the state like it should.

If you need anymore information… just ask.

I’ve never have that experience with the beacon app. Have you tried to remove and add the beacons again? Have you tried to restart the app again? Have you tried to reboot homey?

What settings do you use for:

Update settings
The delay between reading sensor values in seconds. (default 10 seconds)

Discovery timeout
The amount of seconds that is given to discover the beacons. (5 seconds)

The amount of verifications the app need to mark a beacon inside the range. (1 time)

The amount of verifications the app need to mark a beacon outside the range. (5 times)

You can try to use a discovery timeout of 10 seconds, that way Homey has more time to discover the devices.

Note: We are spamming the tutorial topic, if there is a problem try to use the app’s topic: Beacon - Using BLE beacons for presence detection

@RoyWissenburg can you please share how you implemented the presence detection with the doorsensor? It seems to do what I am looking for as well.

@Oskar_Brink if i have time this week, i make a tutorial with some pictures. Rebuilding my bedroom so bit busy these days.

I bought these from Ali:

NRF51822 2 v-3.3 v Bluetooth 4.0 Draadloze Module Voor iBeacon Basisstation Intelligente Controle Systeem Baken BLE Module 4MA W/Case


Works with the Beacon App and has shown to be reliable to detect my son’s presence! I put this thing on his key chain.Range is about 5 meters, which is good enough for me.

Now I just hope that te Beacon App will work with v2 Homey firmware!

I followed your tutorial and have the following feedback.

When I add the beacon, i get the option to choose between: C368 BT 2955 and vívomove HR. Very confusing. Apparently those were the two detected devices and some random generated name? How do I know which one is which :slight_smile: i thought that had to pick between two types of beacons.

At first I didn’t use the Tile app, i just did what you have said. But after a x-minutes the tiles were not detected anymore. While they had not moved.

I tried adding them again, this time by clicking on the tile first. And again, both went offline after x minutes.

Then I downloaded the Title application, paired/activated them. Turned off my bluetooth on my phone and added them again to Homey. And now one went offline, the other is still there. No idea whether I should trust it or not.

So what am I doing wrong here?

What I don’t understand is that you continuously add them. As if the device is not unique.


I think its working now. No idea what I did.


Quick question.

I have two keychains, and I leave my house with either but almost never both.

If i attach a Tile to both, and create separate flows that mark me as away when leaving.

What will the Tile do that is detected as it will still be in range?

Or do I have to disable the other tile flow(s) from the leaving tile flow?


You can check in both flows in the ELSE if you are home that way the THEN is not executed.