Dot and IFTTT
Really looking forward to Dot and IFTTT.
Hopefully Presence will be fairly accurate with it.
I currently have a homemade home automation system (detects presence and controls lights + tracks heating timings verses occupancy). It uses a Raspberry Pi and pings for phones.
However iphones are not great at keeping wifi on in a reliable enough way.
If the presence sensing is accurate the PI can have a camera fitted to be a burglar alarm as well, turn on motion sensing/saving to dropbox when motion is detected with no known people at home.
This is probably a bit complex for most Dot users, but opens the possibilities for makers.
Just an update for those readers wondering what IFTTT status is at time of writing: it works like a charm. I control my heating with it when I walk into a room.
I have another question though: how to implement these scenarios?
- when I enter iota zone X and sunset=yes, then turn on Hue room Y
- when I enter iota zone W and temperature outside above/below C/F notify me via Push to wear something
IFTTT is fun, but very limited and switching on lights during the day is not desireable.