I’m trying to set up a piston where my schlage lock will change alarm mode based on the hub mode. When I go into the lock event history, it is setting the value as “setAlarmMode” but the mode isn’t actually changing
Hey all I’ve been trying to figure out this simple piston and for the life of me cannot get it working. I’m sure it’s something easy.
What I want it to do is text me when one of my temperature sensors is above or below a set number, but only once every couple hours so I’m not getting a bunch of messages.
Everything works except it will not wait 120 minutes until it fired again. It will continue to send SMS messages as the temperature changes every time.
I know the issue is the wait command at the end, I just don’t know what to put in its place
Here’s what I have so far:
There’s an option “piston or state change only” that you can try enabling but it will still ignore the 120 minute wait you have. If you need that 120 minute wait, you will have probably have to involve a variable that can be checked if the notification has been triggered already and then you’ll have a timer in that piston that will reset that variable back to false after 120 minutes waiting for another event.
I’m with you. I think it is going to depend on what type of switch / dimmer you use. I have the GE dimmer installed. I can not see any events in live logging or Event list for that switch on the IDE if the switch is already in the state your trying to switch to.
I turned it on and pressed the on button again. The original on is in the IDE event list but not any of the latter. I do see my CoRe piston sending the level commands from my auto control. Which is interesting but really does you no good. If you can’t see the switched pressed again then you can’t trigger your CoRE piston on that event.
If I remember right others had issues with the double tap and the GE switches. There is another brand of switch that I believe has double tap functionality built into the switch.
So maybe if you used that switch in the places you needed this functionality, it might work? I believe it would also require the custom DTH.
Works - but the sim switch I’m using stays on ,negating running again.
Tried a button but Alexa does not seem to work. Need a way to reset the sim back to Off.
Also is the only turn off a delayed off? It works.but need to set a time.
interval timer is for a planned hydroponics setup net Summer, on 10-20 seconds and then off for 15 minutes repeat. Last time I did this I was using industrial timers but want to be able to track power usage. I could always buy a timer and use a ST device to track power - but seems excessive.
couldn’t you just use a “wait” on the action and cancel on state change instead? So if your presence sensors remain away for 1 min, then Wait 24 hrs and turn off maid marian. On the action set to cancel on state change so if your presence sensors return within that 24hrs, the timer is reset.