Home Automation network device recognition using Fing
Ever thought about how powerful it would be if your house was able to detect your arrival via your cellphone joining your wifi? For do-it-yourself home automation enthusiasts, it’s the ultimate in power to know a person’s presence.
I’ve posted the start to a new project to write a wrapper to the popular Fing network utility. Fing scans your network for devices and gives you helpful information about them. The Fing service can alert you when things happen on your network. My application uses Fing to do something similar (but for free).
The app can be used to notify via HTTP when a device arrives on your network. It can be used to notify a Home Automation Server such as Indigo when your cellphone comes onto the network, thus implying you have arrived at home. I also plan to add some logic to email you when a unrecognized device appears on your network.
Code is posted here: https://github.com/mlamoure/Fing-Device-Watch