I was following some online tutorials to work with Presence Detection in OpenHab and one such suggestion was to use your iPhone’s online presence using ICMP and ARP pings. I have also followed another tutorial exploring OwnTracks. OK my problem is that the iPhone status still shows as being Online in PaperUI even though its switched off or away from the home (i.e. out of range from the router).
Not really helpful when you are trying to get presence detection to work
I can see other devices go offline and online when they physically don’t have any power to them.
I checked the configuration of the iPhone within PaperUI and the refresh interval is set to the default 60000. The iPhone has been disconnected from the router for a good 2 hours and the status is still showing as online.
How have other people managed to get around this problem with working with presence and being either at home or away?