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    Add Home/Away settings please

    With this going away with the Nest products at the end of Sept this would be a huge feature for you to add. Not sure if they have the API support for this but can you please take a look at implementing. Great plug-in so far...appreciate all the work!

    #2
    Do you mean like the geofencing Nest does so when your phone leaves home you can change camera settings? I'm guessing you don't have a Ring alarm because wouldn't the setting of the alarm mode (home/stay) offer the same basic thing? That's what I use in HS events to change camera settings (motion detection, etc.).

    You might be able to use something like HSBuddy to do the geofencing (I use HSBuddy but have never played with the geofencing stuff) to do something similar.

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      #3
      No...while I do use geofencing to put my Nest products into Home/Away modes I use that to control events that are applicable to when you are Home vs Away. When set to Away I have my water valve closed, hot water tank off, landscape light off at night, Security Motion detection changes to different rules, etc. When I return within the GeoFence I turn it to Home(like 25 miles out) to turn on a host of similar Home events. Now that Google is turning off Works with Nest at the end of Sept I need to find a similar solution that I can trigger Home/Away events against. I was hoping the Ring Home/Away could be controlled threw the plug-in and I could use in a similar function to Nest. Does that help? Thanks for the quick response above and would be awesome if that could be incorporated!

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        #4
        I'm not the PI author (that's dcorsus), I was just throwing out ideas.

        So I looked and the Ring app does support geofencing: Geofence in the Ring App – Ring Help. I can't tell if it's an alarm-only feature though (but does require a Ring subscription).​

        If that's exposed in the API, Dirk might be able to add it to the plug-in (if it's not in there already).

        Here's the info on using HSBuddy for geofences: Geofencing (avglabs.net)

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          #5
          Originally posted by no1sousa View Post
          With this going away with the Nest products at the end of Sept this would be a huge feature for you to add. Not sure if they have the API support for this but can you please take a look at implementing. Great plug-in so far...appreciate all the work!
          I know something like this (or the same) was asked before, but can't recall what exactly they were looking for? Could you give a couple of very specific examples?
          If you want to change settings, they are either already existing or they probably can't be set, are we talking about camera settings, alarm settings? So whatever the PI already provides, you should be able to tickle those in events, no?

          Sorry for being a bit dense here, so don't be sparse with your examples and details of what it is you would like to achieve and how (or why)

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            If you could create a control like the above Nest Plugin for setting Home/Away in the Ring Dashboard I think that would work. I need a device to key off of to trigger if we are home or away for the series of automated events I have set up. I'm also open to setting up a Zoom call to walk you through what I have done. It is a big deal for me because I have probably 30+ events that depend on the status. Thanks again for your help and consideration to implement! JLMK on the Zoom

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              #7
              Do you have a Ring Alarm? Judging by the picture, I assume it is Emerald Isle. The PI can set and reflects the arm status, so you can use it to set or use it to trigger an event. In the event you can add actions to .....

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                #8
                No on the Alarm…just a Door Bell Camera. I would need to research as I already have Insteon sensors. Thoughts?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by no1sousa View Post
                  No on the Alarm…just a Door Bell Camera.
                  Interesting. I don't see an option on my camera to arm/disarm , I wonder whether a doorbell has it, or it is "hidden' in my setup because I have an alarm as part of it

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                    #10
                    Could be…for the Door Bell you can put it into Home or Away mode and set different conditions for motion or door bell ringing on notifications. I think we might be close to figuring this out…

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by no1sousa View Post
                      Could be…for the Door Bell you can put it into Home or Away mode and set different conditions for motion or door bell ringing on notifications. I think we might be close to figuring this out…
                      Unfortunately, my whole setup is in transit for many more weeks.
                      Maybe we can trace this if you are up for it?
                      What I need:
                      1. Set mode to disarmed
                      2. Go to settings -> debug and click on "capture". Wait 30 seconds and grab the log file, zip it and PM me it
                      3. set PI debug log level to "events and errors"
                      4. Set mode to Armed
                      5. wait a minute, capture the info (if anything came in that minute) and PM me that
                      6. Take another "capture" (while still armed) , zip it, name it differently and PM me that as well.


                      If the PI gets notified about the mode state, we can add another feature to reflect that state.

                      Do you have multiple ring devices? If so, is there an arm/disarm state per device or just for your whole account? (I suspect the latter).

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                        #12
                        OK...will be probably tomorrow before I can get to this. Again, really appreciate the help and hopefully making this PI better. I can't be the only person out there with this issue with Nest.

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                          #13
                          I sent you some log and capture information on PM. I might look at the Alarm basic system. It might work out better for a number of reasons. Thanks!

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                            #14
                            unfortunately I forgot to undo some test code I had attached to this "capture" button and the info is useless. Just posted v41, sorry.
                            Do note that when you click on capture (and wait a minute) you have to retrieve the DISK log file which is something like <hsroot>\html\ring\logs\capturedebug.json

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                              #15
                              Yeah...no worries. Will try to do this tomorrow. Appreciate it!

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