I use HomeKit to toggle virtual switches to represent presence.
Starting last night at 11PM EST and again today at 2PM EST they started slamming the virtual switches on and off like crazy, the house seemed possessed.
I was wondering if anyone else uses HomeKit presence and experienced similar behavior?
Edited to fit this form. Posted on HA Forum as well.
Yes, I had that happen to me. Especially fun if automations go off randomly at night.
My issue was that my "Home location" within the iOS / hub "wandered" off. I was able to see that my home location was so far off that my phone was on the edge and based on precision of the phone was constantly triggering presence.
Here is how I found out that my location was off:
In the iOS Home app, go to "Automations" -> "New Automation" -> "People Arrive" -> Click "Location"
I was able to see on the map that my "Home" wasn't my "Home" anymore but a couple of houses down the street.....
Now, on how to fix it.... I could not find any nice way to adjust it.... In the end, I deleted my home in the iOS app and set it up from scratch. I was lucky that I only had very few automations, while assigning the tiles to rooms was still a pain
Even two / three apps, like HomeKit, Life360 and Hubitat app combined have been very reliable for me. Two out of the three need to change to actually change my virtual presence device in Hubitat. I haven't had a failure since
It is the old thief problem, you give you location away and someone might abuse it to break into my home. I fixed that old school style with a dog. Fully automated as it bites by itself without me being even present
So the issue is fixed.
I rebooted the Apple TV and now my Home shows the right location on the map.
Very strange issue... If it happens again I might start considering my options.
Thanks for all the help folks.
Well tried that, now I've got to agree to 100 things in every app lol.
Just a few hours later it started jumping me around again on the map.
It's so weird, it seems like my wife's phone is doing the same thing.
Governmental spy satellite transmissions overhead.