I’d like to understand better how sense works on my new lockitron bolt (without bridge).
After installing it, I set the sense radius to 100m, pressed “Calibrate Location” inside my house, and then drove about half a mile away and came back, to test it, but it was not triggered. The GPS signal in my house is accurate, and when I open google maps the pin is exactly on the location of my house. What steps I can take to make sense work?
Also, is there a way to use lockitron sense without GPS? Could the sense feature use the presence of the lockitron bluetooth signal (which I assume is relatively short range) to trigger? And then reset itself anytime it loses that signal? I’m guessing there is some technical reason, perhaps related to sleeping and battery life, that this is not how it works? I’m curious to understand better what’s actually going on. Also, would it be possible to use the lockitron API myself to hack together an app that does make it work this way? Perhaps in conjunction with a beacon inside my house or something?
Finally, the tap on your phone to open the door feature – which I haven’t experienced myself yet – what’s the reason you can’t set your phone to simply always lock and unlock your door in response to a triple tap? Do the iPhone APIs only allow a limited time window where global shortcuts like this work?