Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Room level geofencing?
#1
Anyone figure out a way to have Android know what room of the house they're in (without using motion sensors)? Ideally in a way Tasker can detect.
------------------------------------
Some of my devices: Sonos, Aeotec zWave, Nest, Rain8Net, Various H/T
What's next: CQC-Voice, Brultech GEM
My vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/c/IVBsHomeAutomation
Reply
#2
geofancy for ios can react to ibeacons. maybe something similar exists for android?
do the needful ...
Hue | Sonos | Harmony | Elk M1G // Netatmo / Brultech
Reply
#3
Maybe something with bluetooth devices?
Wuench
My Home Theater/Automation Website

[THREAD=5957]BlueGlass CQC Config[/THREAD]
[THREAD=10624]Wuench's CQC Drivers[/THREAD]
Reply
#4
unfortunately, i think we're stuck with motion sensors for now. i've been thinking about this for a while and have come up with nothing.
do the needful ...
Hue | Sonos | Harmony | Elk M1G // Netatmo / Brultech
Reply
#5
I know this isn't much of help really but I've been looking into this also. I think there could be a potential solution to this dilemma with wifi triangulation.

Kind of similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV-9OPnu3cM

or for further reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM4MDHAPKt8

Haven't looked into it in a while (years) now so maybe there is some newer app etc. that I've missed that might come close.

Jim
Reply
#6
will watch videos shortly, house is a screamfest right now.

Let me describe my goal, and maybe there's another option. I want context-sensitive voice recognition. I'd like to say "ok google lights on", or "ok google watching tv" and have my phone/tablet know what room i'm in and take the appropriate actions.

I know its not much harder to specify the room, indeed I wonder if I'll have to do that if I can get multiple Amazon Echo's, but maybe not.
------------------------------------
Some of my devices: Sonos, Aeotec zWave, Nest, Rain8Net, Various H/T
What's next: CQC-Voice, Brultech GEM
My vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/c/IVBsHomeAutomation
Reply
#7
i think motion sensors will be your best bet. you can get monoprice z-wave motion sensors for ~$20 i think, just put them everywhere. ive thought about this (more than id like to admit), but if you can adjust the sensitivity correctly you can identify room by room presence with a lot of logic in CQC.

if sensor A then sensor B, wait 30s, write room1 occupied. if sensor A then sensor B and room1 occupied, do nothing. if room1 occupied if sensor B then sensor A, wait 30s, write room1 empty, write room2 occupied.
do the needful ...
Hue | Sonos | Harmony | Elk M1G // Netatmo / Brultech
Reply
#8
Thanks for the thought but I think I'll have to accept that what I want isn't yet possible. I need the logic to be in Android so I can have my phone do the needful when I say lights on vs wife or kids who are probably in a different room and have their phone also do the same but for their room.
------------------------------------
Some of my devices: Sonos, Aeotec zWave, Nest, Rain8Net, Various H/T
What's next: CQC-Voice, Brultech GEM
My vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/c/IVBsHomeAutomation
Reply
#9
Seems like doing it right it would require some sort of transmitter in each corner of the house, then hardware in the phone that can sense the relative strengths of each signal and figure out where you are based on that. And, I guess if you have two stories, maybe one each of 8 corners, to sense all three axes. Of course even that depends on consistent signal reception so as not to fool it.
Dean Roddey
Explorans limites defectum
Reply
#10
this is what 'beacons' are supposed to do - http://estimote.com

the problem is that your app has to be able to do all of the work. i dont use android, so im not familiar with Tasker, but i guess it's possible that the app already has the ability.

i know that GeoFancy for iOS can do it.
do the needful ...
Hue | Sonos | Harmony | Elk M1G // Netatmo / Brultech
Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Auto Gen / Room config potts.mike 3 3,598 12-28-2016, 06:51 PM
Last Post: Dean Roddey
  No way to just pullin all lights from a driver for Room Configuration? Sendero 1 2,449 09-27-2015, 04:12 PM
Last Post: Dean Roddey
  Room Auto Gen timaelabu 1 1,883 10-22-2014, 04:10 PM
Last Post: Dean Roddey
  Room and Control variables...What do you do? EST 3 2,461 07-07-2009, 11:48 PM
Last Post: zaccari
  Elan Z├é┬À630 Series II multi-Room controller penngray 8 8,247 05-11-2009, 04:43 AM
Last Post: klindy
  sending wireless audio to another room? pjwinstalls 4 2,889 05-13-2008, 04:37 AM
Last Post: kblagron
  How to link the basement server to the living room LCD Datatrig 3 2,137 03-25-2008, 06:25 AM
Last Post: Helheim

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)