My experience with HE


#101

@njanda ha ha - you're doomed now!

yeah, im not trying to harness the power of the sun with my little HE box, I just want to monitor / control / view my house but mostly have it look after itself / control itself with minimal input from me.


#102

Ah man, iOS geofence consistency is so frustrating. My mrs went out with the kids at 814 and I left the house at 750am, the geofence fired. Then I get a ping at 345 that she got home. So I messaged saying that must of been a long day.. Nup. She got home at 11, went out again at 200 and then back at 345. I've got basically nothing really on my hub, but I cant even get presence consistency right.
Its So Frustrating.


#103

Have you tried the free Life360 integration for presence via geofencing? Most of us have used it since Hubitat was released. It has its pros and cons, but I believe it is slightly more reliable than the Hubitat Mobile App at this point. I am confident that Hubitat will improve the mobile app over time. However, it reliability is critical, you may want to give Life360 a try.


#104

More than slightly :wink:


#105

Hubitat is more reliable and faster for me but i combine the two for 100% acreate presence. I then fire a notification for who gets there 1st and 99% of the time its Hubitat.


#106

The repeater is also supported, as well as a 3rd party driver for the round dimmer that rotates (not the 5 button round thing).


#107

Our official list of compatable devices is specific to devices which we provide drivers for within the platform.
Any other lists other than this one:
https://docs.hubitat.com/index.php?title=List_of_Compatible_Devices
are not maintained and or verified by Hubitat.


#108

Would I be better off trying an ST presence fob (importing it) or life360 you reckon ?
Pretty sure I saw a @Cobra app based on child presence devices - was that right ?


#109

I combine ST phone presence with HE phone presence with L360 with Locative :slight_smile:
Presence Central will combine them into one virtual presence device.

In my cars I use ST zigbee presence sensors converted to run on AA batteries

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#110

Love your work andy


#111

i've got my wife my my phones online and working, I just cant get the built in app to find our circle..


#112

Ho hum, looks like the guy I gave the money to for my ikea repeaters has done the runner/not replying. There goes $100 to the HA gods.
Back to the drawing board / trying to source something local, those USB plugs would be so easy to deploy though.


#113

You can just order these on their website instead of picking them up in the store.


#114

If you live in a country where they deliver.. That is correct.
These you cant get in Aus and he was in the US and going to forward them onto me.


#115

You can also look into a reshipping service. Order it to a special US address, and they reship it to you in AUS. I haven't used one, so I don't have any recommendations though.

How much is shipping from the US to AUS anyway? My friend shipped a tiny box from the US to Germany which had a mug and two shirts in it, and it cost like $85. I looked into returning a broken dashcam to china that I paid $27 for, and even though it cost them like $3 to send it to me, it was around $50 to ship it back.


#116

Yeah - I just thought it would be quicker with someone I thought I knew over in the US.
Shipping was like 45 bucks.


#117

Also, if a retailer won't take a credit card that's not from their country, you should be able to use privacy.com to create a virtual card number with a fake name and address and use that to order.


#118

We have ikea here, its just they dont have this product part here (ikea signal repeater) so I wanted to get them from the US and have them shipped here is all. Just the guy I got to do it took my monies and didnt send me my repeaters.


#119

Did you just use a random guy to do it for you? No offence but if so that was abit optimistic.


#120

Nah, this is a guy ive know for 4+ years who moved over there in the last 12 months.
I dont give money to strangers and hope for the best lol