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Offline RichardTSchaefer

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Re: Vera Proximity New Android Applications
« Reply #285 on: February 27, 2017, 11:21:54 pm »
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Feature request - Vera Proximity to scan for bt beacons
« Reply #286 on: March 03, 2017, 06:16:30 am »
Richard,
on my new phone vera proximity is working quite nicely.
I setup some logic to automatically open my garage door when I pull into my driveway.
I am using a beacon scanner app on my android phone to detect a beacon in my car which toggles a multiswitch on vera "Peter_in_car" to on or off.
I need this so that the garage door is only opened when I return home by car.
Only downside to this is that I am only able to set the switch as long as I am home. When I leave the car when not in reach of my  home wifi the switch is not toggled.
Beeing on UI7 I see no way to do this remotely as the old UI5 approach doesn't work any more
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https://fwd7.mios.com/user/pwd/vera_id/data_request?id=lu_action&DeviceNum=xx&serviceId=urn:upnp-org:serviceId:SwitchPower1&action=SetTarget&newTargetValue=0
Vera proximity has everything we need to accomplish this (remote authentication, ability to flip switches)
All we need would be the ability to scan for a beacon within the app and then trigger some actions (scenes, switch, etc.)

After all, VP has "proximity" in it's name  :)

What do you think?

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Re: Vera Proximity New Android Applications
« Reply #287 on: March 03, 2017, 11:25:32 am »
You might look into Tasker ... there is a plugin that enables remote access to Vera from tasker.

I have been waiting for a feature in Android that IOS implemented about a couple of years ago ...
 

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Re: Vera Proximity New Android Applications
« Reply #288 on: March 03, 2017, 12:24:28 pm »
I tried tasker but the autovera plugin is a monthly subscription. I'd rather pay you for an upgrade :D

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Re: Vera Proximity New Android Applications
« Reply #289 on: March 03, 2017, 03:23:02 pm »
I did not know o
It had a subscription... I am busy on a project right now ... but I will look into this a little later this year.

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Re: Vera Proximity New Android Applications
« Reply #290 on: March 03, 2017, 11:05:25 pm »
Richard,
on my new phone vera proximity is working quite nicely.
I setup some logic to automatically open my garage door when I pull into my driveway.
I am using a beacon scanner app on my android phone to detect a beacon in my car which toggles a multiswitch on vera "Peter_in_car" to on or off.
I need this so that the garage door is only opened when I return home by car.
Only downside to this is that I am only able to set the switch as long as I am home. When I leave the car when not in reach of my  home wifi the switch is not toggled.
Beeing on UI7 I see no way to do this remotely as the old UI5 approach doesn't work any more
Code: [Select]
https://fwd7.mios.com/user/pwd/vera_id/data_request?id=lu_action&DeviceNum=xx&serviceId=urn:upnp-org:serviceId:SwitchPower1&action=SetTarget&newTargetValue=0
Vera proximity has everything we need to accomplish this (remote authentication, ability to flip switches)
All we need would be the ability to scan for a beacon within the app and then trigger some actions (scenes, switch, etc.)

After all, VP has "proximity" in it's name  :)

What do you think?
I use Automate and authomation android apps to do this exact thing. Automate is similar to tasker and can access vera through the authomation app which exposes as tasker compatible plugin. How I have done it is using a automate's built proximity and Bluetooth triggers so that when my phone approaches my home it checks if I'm connected to my car hands-free and if so pops up a request dialogue asking if I want to run the scene on my vera. The scene on my vera opens the garage door and unlocks the access door , and if it is night it also turns on the garage lights

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Re: Vera Proximity New Android Applications
« Reply #291 on: March 04, 2017, 01:14:51 am »
richard, thanks a lot for considering.
baxy_AU, i didnt know about automate. will look into this today. thank you for sharing.