I can’t figure this out myself (while it sound so trivial)…
I installed core v0.3.16b.20170515 as described in http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=CoRE, and it seems to install in the IDE just fine, looking at the phone I can see core installed,
but when trying to define a piston though (tap on “Add a condition”), the app errors out stating I am missing authorization.
I have not considered web core at this point. What I am in the end trying to achieve is a way to call a local rest endpoint (node server) on my network to execute commands on the server based on triggers from smartthings.
What’s the relationship between webcore and core? Which would be better suited for this task?
How can I output just the time to a string? I’ve tried using a time variable, still outputs as a date/time in a string. I used a time function in an expression, same result. Even tried an addminutes in an expression using $time, and it still shows a date in the notification. I’m out of ideas and in need of some help… Thanks!
As I understand it there’s no built in way for ST to proactively alert you when any devices battery level drops below a threshold. I thought there may be an easy way in webCoRE to do this. Maybe something like:
For each physical device
If device has a battery attribute
If battery level below 70
Send SMS "device (device name) battery level down to (level)"
End for each
So I built it and started testing it. Shame on me, I included all my current contacts - what I should have done was just include my two “test” sensors, LoL. My bad!
First test - open a sensor and wait to see if vSensor opened. It did, check. I left the first sensor open to see if vSensor would close then reopen or stay open. To my delight, it stayed open. I closed the sensor and vSensor closed 5 seconds later. Excellent result!
Second test. I opened and closed the Sensor 3 times with 3 second delay between each open/close. My hope was the vSensor would have opened 10 seconds after the Sensor opened the first time and close 5 seconds after the last close. Nope, the piston crashed! It opened vSensor quite a bit after my actions, then the “physical” sensor opened and closed 3 times - no idea how or why that happened. Then vSensor closed for a bit then opened and stayed open and would not let me close it. Then I got locked out of the piston and couldn’t pause it. (see my help posts yesterday)
I believe what happened was while I was testing, one of my other physical sensors was opened and then closed. As each physical sensor was tripped after that their vSensor opened and stayed that way until I deleted the piston from IDE.
I’ll rebuild it (and only add my test sensors) then post a copy and any test results with logs (if it doesn’t lock me out again, lol).
I’m hoping we are on to something good here. I know ST support says this is a common complaint about SHM (false alarms from lagged disarm), so this may help others if we get it working - fingers crossed.
For the specific scenario, couple of my motion sensors are wired with USB power. If the power was disconnected to either of these I expect those devices would then become unavailable. Is there a way to check if a particular device is unavailable?