[RELEASE] Remote Wellness Check

Introducing 'Remote Wellness Check'
Stay connected to your loved ones. Get notified if they haven't triggered a device in a specified time.

Features:

  • Simple app to help check in and see if there has been activity
  • Activity can be contact sensors, motion sensors and/or switches
  • Run 'check' on demand or by a set schedule
  • Schedule options: Run every X minutes, only during set times, only on certain days and/or only when set to certain modes
  • Can also define how many minutes to go back and 'check' if there was activity
  • Get notified by turning on a switch and/or pushover if no activity was found
  • Parent/Child App structure
  • Create as many child apps as needed

App can be found on my Github:

Parent:
V1.0.0 - 01/15/20 - Initial release

Child:
V1.0.1 - 01/16/20 - Added more 'Check' options

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Oh, now THIS is an interesting idea. Wow.

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What problem are you solving, Brian? I'm interested in how you envision its use.

I'm seeing it as a "Teenager Bed-Check" app, hhh.

My thought was elderly parents/relatives.

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Yup! Not everyone can set up a home automation system in their parents' house, but if you can, even a minimal one with just a Hubitat and some motion sensors, this is a super interesting idea for making sure there is some activity going on.

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I use it in a few ways...

  • My parents live in an in-law apt above my garage. This is a simple way to know that they are OK even if I don't see them every day.
  • Due to my health issues, this is a great way for my wife to know that I'm OK while she's at work.
  • Make sure the kids are moving around in their bedrooms when it's time to get ready for school.
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It's a good one. I know of users here who came looking for passive elder/disabled oversight.

This got me thinking... :wink:

Changed everything from hours to minutes. Works the same way but now has the ability to see if my kids are moving around getting ready for school! Thanks @rcjordan!

ie. run 'check' every 15 minutes, looking back for events over the last 10 minutes (bedroom motion and switch), only between 06:00 am to 06:50 am and Days: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thur,Fri

New version on GitHub...

Child:
V1.0.1 - 01/16/20 - Added more 'Check' options

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This is why I recently got interested in home automation. I live alone and wanted to create some sort of activity monitor that will send an alert to friends & family if I go "unexpectedly offline" for a long period of time!

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Same here. This app is terrific idea!

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