That rapid update is 60 seconds ... but I might make it even faster based on battery strength. So I set it for 5:00 minutes about 1 mile out .. I might stop at the post box.
Sorry I think I didn't quiet understand. The default is 60 secs sounds like.
You might make it faster which would be less then 60 secs right? Then you say you set it for 5:00 minutes which seems much slower.
I lock my doors when I leave but I forget sometimes and have it set up to check and re-lock. I live in a densely populated area and would like this to happen while I'm in some sight of the house or maybe a block over. So a mile or 5 min. for me would be to long.
Few more questions:
Also rapid update time is only the time when the APP checks with Android to see your current location correct?
The app currently only reports or checks in with Vera when the phone has detected it crossed a geofence right? But your saying the reporting interval is going to change that to be able to check in with vera more often rather then only when a geofence has been crossed?
I think the "rapid update" time is 60 seconds instead of a faster time. I'm unclear what the normal polling rate is.
So, for instance, in tonight's test, I set up a "rapid update" fence that is .05 miles from my house. I checked the "rapid update" box and set the length of time for the rapid update to be "5:00" (do the rapid update for 5 minutes). Then I have a smaller "fence" in that fence that is my actual house. The rapid update means it will poll more often so that within a minute or so of being inside my "house" fence, it will trigger as entering it. I do know that without the "rapid update" it does take longer to trigger that I'm home (I did this by just walking out side of my Home fence), but I don't know that timing yet.
It literally told me I was in my "house" fence as I pulled into the area (monitored via Google Maps). However, even if it takes a minute, once pulling in the drive it takes me about a minute to get out of the car and get close, so I think I'm good.
1) When I am within a mile of home and it's night, turn on the front outside lights. This may trigger if it's night and I drive by, but you can have a PLEG to turn them off (or in my case, reset the SmartSwitch) when you exit the fence again.
2) When you are within 1 mile of your house, use the Sonos plugin to announce you, your spouse or kids are on your way home (could be based on time of day as well).
3) When both you and your spouse (and any kids) are out of the house, make sure all the lights/appliances/Electronics are off. If you are gone for over 12 hours, put your house in Away/Vacation mode (maybe utilizing the "vacation ghost" plugin).
Something I am cautious about:
1) Unlocking your door because you are close to your house. I don't like this feature and I realize that some people do this or open their garages. I'm just too much of a security freak to do that. Now, this app has the feature to require you to "unlock" your phone to do a specific action, so I would consider doing the previous if I had to unlock my phone before the commands were sent to the Vera.
P.S. I got most of those examples from reading the threads about iPhone locator and iViri. I don't use apple products, so I was just waiting for an Android version that didn't require tasker (I use it, I just didn't want to use it for this).