How to trigger things when someone is home?

It says on the home page you can take action based on how many people are at home. How can I do this?

Asked by Ryan on May 3, 2019, at 6:14pm (edited on January 3 at 6:14pm)

Hi Ryan, we think this is one of the most exciting possibilities of SEQUEmatic and there are a couple of ways to achieve it.  Here's our recommendation, which uses a couple of sequences. We have also added a tutorial with screenshots.

Sequence 1: Update count when someone comes home

  1. Start your sequence with IFTTT webhook trigger and set the event name to someone_arrives_home
  2. Add the variable change step with the following settings:
    • variable name is ppl_at_home
    • change is +1
  3. Create a new IFTTT applet as follows:
    • Trigger: Location service
      • You enter an area
    • Action: Webhook service
      • Make a web request
      • URL: Copy the URL displayed below the trigger step in SEQUEmatic
      • Leave the other values on their defaults

Sequence 2: Update count when someone leaves home

This is similar to the sequence above, but instead of increasing ppl_at_home we will subtract one. Follow these steps:

  1. Start your sequence with IFTTT webhook trigger and set the event name to someone_leaves_home
  2. Add the variable change step with the following settings:
    • variable name is ppl_at_home
    • change is -1
  3. Create a new IFTTT applet as follows:
    • Trigger: Location service
      • You exit an area
    • Action: Webhook service
      • Make a web request
      • URL: Copy the URL displayed below the trigger step in SEQUEmatic
      • Leave the other values on their defaults

Sequence 3: What to do when there's no-one home:

  1. Start with the variable value trigger using the following settings:
    • variable name is ppl_at_home
    • comparison is equal to
    • value is 0
  2. Add whatever steps you want to perform when there is no-one home

Sequence 4: What to do when the first person arrives home:

  1. Start with the variable value trigger using the following settings:
    • variable name is ppl_at_home
    • comparison is rises above
    • value is 0
  2. Add whatever steps you want to perform when the first person arrives home

Let me know if you have any questions or need help setting this up.

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