Automations partially not working


(Joel W) #1

I have a rule I made using SmartRules and it has been working for months. The premise behind the two rules was that when I open a door after sunset the light will come on and after the door is closed and stays closed foer 2 minutes the light would go off.

The light going on works, but the going off always fails. I tried a similar rule in CoRE and same result the light remains on. And when I manually turn off the light the light goes off but status says on. Also the IOS app crashes many times when trying to toggle a switch.

UPDATE: SmartRules and CoRE turn on the light very quick, but can’t get off to work. Smart Lighting turns on the light with a second delay, and the off command works. Strange that the native app works and the developer apps don’t, or is it?


( I hate Mondays) #2

You mentioned having issues with the status updating. In CoRE, go to the piston’s main page and scroll down to advanced options, then disable command optimizations - by default, CoRE won’t send a command to a device if it determines the result will not change anything (i.e. won’t issue a Turn off if the light is already off). It does this to boost performance and limit the number of commands it sends, to avoid network flooding.


(Joel W) #3

The updating problem only happens with manual toggle of a switch. But I will try that anyway.