@Yurii : NFC idea is excellent. Put an NFC chip in the LOCK and use it after the geo fencing and bluetooth logic.
@paindonthurt : I thought that GEO fencing is created when you put your home address in the app. Then the app uses that information along with the phones GPS location to trigger actions. What if based on the home address and the phone’s GPS location when it enters the geo fence, calculate the distance as the distance decreases you are getting close based on these calculations you can trigger actions. I don’t think this has anything to do with apple or iphone as currently my family member who has iphone is away from home since I installed the lock. So only android phones and google maps in question here. Again, just thinking out loud.
@raym64 : We would only find out if and once people start posting it online. For e.g. I bought my first PAN Wyze CAM in 2018, installed it right away. And few days later found out that at certain times (during the day) the picture has PINK tone in it but at night it is fine. It clearly has a problem but I never got around to contact support for it and now we are in 2020. Not even sure if they would help me. But I still get the PINK tone from that camera. So we may not not the real number of people with this problem but irrespective of that even 1 LOCK acting up like this is a problem, I think. And I agree with you, “Size of the problem” is the key to solving this sooner.
I like the NFC idea, How about use the LOCK Gateway for this purpose?
Thank you all for your time and hope to find a fool proof solution to this issue.