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Offline eroeberoe

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2015, 07:23:28 pm »
Thank you, that sounds promising however I don't believe my router is open source nor do I have access to its startup.  (Verizon Fios)

Whats the 2nd best solution?  :-)

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2015, 07:35:02 pm »
Buy a DD-WRT compatible router and use that. They start as low as $30 for a remanufactured  Linksys E2500 at eg TigerDirect.

See the DD-WRT website for more info (http://dd-wrt.com/site/index)

They have a database of compatible routers (http://dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database)
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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2015, 11:22:57 pm »
Almost a year later Vera starts advertising their geofencing is working, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E95BECwde1Q
I still can not get it to work and Vera sends me this.

NOV 30, 2015  |  04:29AM PST
Johnny replied:
Hello Jerry and thank you for contacting Vera Support,

I would like to let you know that Geofencing works properly if your unit runs on the latest firmware version, but at the moment we are aware of this, and full geofence will be added in the final release of the mobile apps, but I don?t have an ETA at the moment when will be released the next mobile apps update.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Regards,

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How am I doing? Please email my manager, Daniel Stefan (daniel_stefan@getvera.com), with your feedback.

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2016, 09:33:47 am »
Any update?
Does this feature work on the latest firmware version?

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2016, 12:38:35 pm »
From reading the release notes on the latest firmware version there is no mention of any geo fence tweaks that I saw.
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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2016, 01:41:25 am »
I was experimenting with geofencing as well (I followed the instructions from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E95BECwde1Q).

Here's what I did:

- I've created 2 user accounts (one for me and one for my wife).
- Installed the Vera Mobile app on my iPhone 6 and used my credentials to log on.
- Installed the Vera Mobile app on my wife's iPhone 6 and used her credentials to log on.
- In the Vera Mobile app on my iPhone: Settings -> Geofencing -> Added a geofence on my home location (radius 100m) -> Checked "Notify" -> Checked "This is my home".
- In the Vera Mobile app on my wife's iPhone: Settings -> Geofencing -> Added a geofence on my home location (radius 100m) -> Checked "Notify" -> Checked "This is my home".
- In the Vera UI 7 configuration: Arrow next to "My Modes" -> checked "Set house mode to HOME when at least one user is at home" -> checked "Set house mode to AWAY when nobody is at home"

This should be everything, right?

At this moment, when we are leaving the house together, we both get a notification from the Vera Mobile App that we are exiting. However, the "Mode" does NOT change to away. What should I do to get this working?

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2016, 10:03:35 am »
This is the answer I got from Marc (Vera):

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We are experiencing some issues with geofencing triggering events in the manner that it should. The enter and exit notifications should work but it won?t necessarily change the mode or trigger a scene. This issue is on the back end not in the app. We are working to get this resolved as soon as possible.

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2016, 11:49:06 am »
This is the answer I got from Marc (Vera):

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We are experiencing some issues with geofencing triggering events in the manner that it should. The enter and exit notifications should work but it won?t necessarily change the mode or trigger a scene. This issue is on the back end not in the app. We are working to get this resolved as soon as possible.

This has been a problem for well over a year now and it has never worked for me. Yet they advertise it is working.
They told me in an earlier email it was their mobile app.

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2016, 01:33:36 am »
This is the answer I got from Marc (Vera):

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We are experiencing some issues with geofencing triggering events in the manner that it should. The enter and exit notifications should work but it won?t necessarily change the mode or trigger a scene. This issue is on the back end not in the app. We are working to get this resolved as soon as possible.

This has been a problem for well over a year now and it has never worked for me. Yet they advertise it is working.
They told me in an earlier email it was their mobile app.

That's a shame... So in the meantime, we can't use geofencing to change the house mode?

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2016, 02:09:24 am »
Well you can just not veras crappy app. You can use other geo fences, ping sensor or the onlythink that seems to work on a crapple device theiPhone locator plugin

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2016, 03:17:58 am »
Well you can just not veras crappy app. You can use other geo fences, ping sensor or the onlythink that seems to work on a crapple device theiPhone locator plugin

Thanks for the suggestion. Will have a look at the iPhone locator plugin then... I'm seriously considering to move towards Domoticz on my Synology NAS because of the crappy Vera software...

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2016, 04:05:02 am »
you may try IPhonelocator and ALTUI before you move... :-)   just in case !

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2016, 04:49:31 am »
you may try IPhonelocator and ALTUI before you move... :-)   just in case !

Man, you're awesome! Thanks a lot for the iPhone locator plugin! It works like a charm!

I've just installed it, added my iPhone from my iCloud account and checked "Participates in House Mode".

Now my UI7 House mode is Away :-) Very neat!

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2016, 06:03:45 am »
you may try IPhonelocator and ALTUI before you move... :-)   just in case !

Man, you're awesome! Thanks a lot for the iPhone locator plugin! It works like a charm!

I've just installed it, added my iPhone from my iCloud account and checked "Participates in House Mode".

Now my UI7 House mode is Away :-) Very neat!
:) cool.   try ALTUI someday, you wont regret it I think

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Re: UI7 and the new Geofencing and Mode options in Android
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2016, 06:18:32 am »
you may try IPhonelocator and ALTUI before you move... :-)   just in case !

Man, you're awesome! Thanks a lot for the iPhone locator plugin! It works like a charm!

I've just installed it, added my iPhone from my iCloud account and checked "Participates in House Mode".

Now my UI7 House mode is Away :-) Very neat!

Great to see it is working on iPhones but the thread subject is "Geofencing in Android". ;-) In a nutshell I read that Geofencing is NOT working on UI7 properly and hasn't been working for over 1 year now. :-(
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