I’m wondering about the best method for detecting presence when it comes to kids…
I have two children and I share care with their mother. I’d like some way of being able to monitor their presence - ideally, when they are at my place, or when they are at their mum’s so I can know they’ve made it home from school OK etc.
Despite their ‘persistence’ (!) they don’t have smartphones (yet), else OwnTracks using geolocation would work great, but they do each have iOS devices - iPad Mini and iPod touch. My ideas so far are perhaps to either implement Owntracks with iBeacons (I have a handful of Estimote beacons I could use), or alternatively to give their devices static IP addresses and use the Network Health binding to detect presence by IP lease (although this will only work when they are at my place and not at their mum’s).
Any other interesting ways of tackling this? Perhaps another app, or inexpensive hardware solution?