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I discovered the wonders of connectivity using SmartThings

(Topic created: 10-14-2021 08:47 PM)
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SmartThings was a pretty useless app to me until I discovered the wonders of connectivity. I've recently paired my TV, and let me tell you- it's awesome. I'm able to control my TV, set it up to turn on with an alarm, automate it to turn on and off when I come and go, I even timed myself coming into the geofence and set it to turn on 5 minutes from the time I enter, so I'm in the house already before it turns on. When I can't find my remote, or just don't feel like getting it, I'm able to use my phone, which I find myself doing more and more anyhow. It's very convenient.

 
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melaniBedgood
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ok I just want you to find out
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Find out what
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I5HGate
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What do you mean by geofence. I've heard it before but do you mind telling me about it.
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Geofence is the perimeter in which your network can detect you getting home. So like say some people's geofence is 3 houses wide, in a circle from their house. How my place is set up, it takes me like 5 minutes to get in the house from when I enter my geofence, so my TV and lights are just coming on as I get in the door
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So I can set it up to turn on when I come home, but say, not turn off the tv when I leave if my gf is there. It can also be set up for different welcome routines. I might come home and it turns on the lights and tv. She may want the lights, the radio, and the shower to come on.
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The blue area around the black pin is my geofence Screenshot_20211016-174253_Canary.jpg
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SmartThings will alert me when I or anyone in my network, say, my girlfriend comes and goes.
I5HGate
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Cool. Thank you for the quick response. I'm gonna look into it. I wonder if you can see the traffic that comes through your geofence. I'm gonna look it up. You've been a great help. You seem very knowledgeable on these tech devices. I seen you talking about some beta on another post. I need to do some homework.
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Thanks man.
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