Home, Away, and Night with Geofencing

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Home, Away, and Night with Geofencing

Post by dbrasco » Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:23 am

Hi, wondering if this is possible, and if so how I'd go about it. I'm studied Profiles, Schedules, etc but having a hard time wrapping my head around it.

I want to have 3 profiles.
1 - Home - record motion but dont alert
2 - Away - record motion, alert when someone/something pulls into driveway
3 - Night - alert on any motion

Home would be 6am to 10pm. Night would be 10:01pm to 5:59am.

If I'm away during the Home profile/time, using Geofencing, I want the Away profile set. However, if I'm away at night, I still want the Night profile to be set. How could I set this up? And how would I get the profiles to trigger and honor the schedule?

If I left during the day, I'd want the profile to get set to Away.
If I came home during the day, I'd want the profile to get set to Home.
If I left during the night, I'd want the profile to stay at Night. If I came home at night, I wouldnt want my profile to be set to Home, I'd want it to stay at Night.

I hope this makes sense. With how powerful Blue Iris is, I'm sure it's possible, it's just really got me twisted up.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Home, Away, and Night with Geofencing

Post by YrbkMgr » Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:08 am

Well, you're not alone... it gets many twisted. Your scenario is what I would love to implement myself, so while I don't have the answer, I'll be watching this to see how it evolves.

There IS a YouTube Video by HomeTech Video that goes through geofencing concepts that may shed some light.
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Re: Home, Away, and Night with Geofencing

Post by MikeBwca » Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:36 am

1. In BI settings, name the profiles you want to setup... Home, Away, Night. For this eample...
Home - Profile 2
Away - Profile 3
Night Profile 3

2. On each camera, Set the Alerts Actions/On Alert for the profiles you want to enable/disable the alert(s).

3. Either globally, or, per camera, set the schedule for Night.

Now the tricky part...

4. In BI Settings 'Schedule' tab, set your longitude & Latitude.

5. In BI Settings, setup your mobile device.

6. In BI Settings, 'Mobile Device', edit the mobile device you jut added, and click 'Enter geofence'.

7. Click 'Enable'.

8. Click the '+' button to add an action. Select ''Change schedule/profile'.

9. Check 'Set profile' .

10. Select the 'Away' profile.

11. I think, but am note sure, that you should leave the 'Profiles' at the top selected.

- Repeat starting at #6 for 'Exit geofence' setting to the 'Home' profile..

See, easy (not).
Hopefully I didn't miss anything.
Anyone else care to correct/add to this?
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