I’m trying to find a way to create an automation in the new app with the the following condition:
When a switch is flipped from the OFF to ON position, or ON to OFF
I know Webcore used to have that option, but I can’t find this in the new app automation possibilities.
The only thing that the automation provides is When Switch in ON or is OFF.
I want to implement an automation based on this: IF Someone arrives home, or leaves home then do this, not base on: iIF Someone is home or is not home.
The switch is linked to my phone presence.
Any ideas? Thanks
So, If someone arrives home and switch is off then turn it on and vice versa?
Not sure if that is right, but multiple automations are the equivalent to “else-if” or an “or”, I suppose…Like, one automation could say if is on then this, and another automation could say if off, then this.
I’m also thinking a virtual switch could be triggered as a reference, as a variable condition in the automation(s).
I’ve not made much use of virtual switches/devices but it might be something to look into, as well.
*The only presence sensor I have is my galaxy phone, but if I initiate the routine as Member Location, with the precondition Paul descrbes below, it seems to do what you are wanting.
I believe in Routines when you select on or off in the IF statement you are actually telling it to do that when the switch CHANGES to on or off.
If you want the action to happen in a Routine when switch is already in the on or off position, you need to mark that IF as a precondition. With a precondition you will need a 2nd IF to trigger the action.
If you have a Samsung Galaxy phone, there is an option to have the ST app follow the phone’s mode setting. I don’t know if it’s available for other android phones. At the time of this writing It is not available for devices using iOS.