How to light up your house automatically when you get home

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DanielM
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How to light up your house automatically when you get home

Post by DanielM » 02 Jul 2012, 06:27

Hi.
I found a nice little feature in hostapd which can trigger stuff when devices connects and disconnects to it, which means it's quite simple to control stuff in Homeautomation using the presence of wifi units. I wrote a little howto, I hope it's meaningful to someone :-)

http://wiki.excito.org/wiki/index.php/C ... i_presence

Please note though that until we get hostapd 1.0 on our Bubbas (the version on B3 is currently 0.7.2) the lights won't go off automatically when you leave the house, since hostapd doesn't send a signal when a device just disappears, only when it implicitly disconnects. I'm hoping for a hostapd upgrade though (Excito: Please with sugar on top? :D ), which will make this perfect!

/Daniel

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Re: How to light up your house automatically when you get ho

Post by johannes » 04 Jul 2012, 11:47

wow, so nice! :) I'll check about hostapd..
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

DanielM
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Re: How to light up your house automatically when you get ho

Post by DanielM » 04 Jul 2012, 14:18

johannes wrote:wow, so nice! :) I'll check about hostapd..
Good! I also posted about it in the feature requests forum. http://forum.excito.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3963

/Daniel

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