Did Samsung again mess something up? Support is utterly clue- and useless and could not give any input besides “delete the automation and re-create it” (which, as stupid as it is, I did with - as expected - no different results…)
I have a straight forward automation set up in the new app on the android phone.
If Motion Sensors - Motion detected*
Turn Lights on*
Set Dimmer 100%*
Auto turn off after 2 minutes*
It turns the light on as it should and also sets the dimmer. However, there is no automatic turning the lights off. The same automation worked just fine for weeks, so I wonder if Samsung’s experts messed things up again… anybody else having similar problems?
I’m seeing it happen here too. It’s not consistent with any single device (I am seeing it randomly) around the house with many devices and automations. Some of these automations and devices have been working great together for a couple of years. This started 2-3 weeks ago, I think. It seems to clear itself up for a few days and then I’ll see it occurring again for a few days.
I wonder if it’s hackery? I’ve had smart receptacles mysteriously turn themselves on. For example, I have a 100’ gutter heat strip that I’d bet ran for all of last summer because I didn’t know that the receptacle that it was plugged into got turned on. Since then, I set up a notification to alert me when it’s turned on. About once a month, it gets turned on. There is no automation connected to this particular device. It’s a manual switch (in the iOS app).
Also, I wonder if it could have something to do with DOS attacks being perpetrated on the platform?
I have not checked. The workaround with two independent automation triggered at the same time, one switching the light on, the second automation switching it off with a delayed action works like a charme…
The problem was going on for several days and as there was pretty much zero support from Samsung in this regard and the first level support was pretty much a waste of time, I decided not to put any more efforts into troubleshooting it.
I can now confirm that a hub reboot cancels power allowance timers.
I have an automation that uses a real and a virtual device with power allowance timers to cycle the real device off and on. After the hub upgraded last night, the timer was gone and the device stayed in one state until I kickstarted it.