December 28, 2016, 8:24am
So I have my ST set up so that it executes the automation “I’m away” which also puts the Smart Home Monitor on ARMED.
However, sometimes I have guests at my house when I’m not there, so what’s the best way to enable a “Guest” mode so when ST detects I’m not there, it won’t change my status and enable the Smart Home monitor?
Now, obviously, I can just change my status to “I’m Home” which disabled smart home monitor, but I found that as soon as my location is updated, it changes back to “I’m away”.
What’s the best way around this?
December 28, 2016, 10:32am
Create a mode call guest mode, then set your automation (the one that change the mode when presence sensor is away) not to run when in the guest mode
December 28, 2016, 11:03am
@CSC - are you talking about in Automation? because doesn’t it just run once and then complete? it’s not really an on/off switch right? So if I executed Guest (via automation) and then it detects I’m away, it would then override that and put me back in away mode, correct?
@anon36505037 has the right idea, i like the idea of having an actual switch.
December 28, 2016, 11:30am
In Automation, advance you can set the automation not to run when you are in certain mode.
My sample below call no trigger, the routine will not run when I’m in the no trigger mode
December 28, 2016, 11:57am
Right, I got that, but how do you take it out of no trigger mode? You’d have to manually put it back into HOME or AWAY mode, right?
December 28, 2016, 1:23pm
You can use CoRE to trigger routine, but not the other way
December 28, 2016, 1:24pm
Since this is for special guest mode, you can just create a routine to turn on/off guest mode.
Even if you go with the virtual switch way, you still need to manually toggle the switch.
December 28, 2016, 2:18pm
Can you show me how you trigger CoRE from routine?
December 28, 2016, 2:38pm
Thanks, but that’s trigger routine from CoRE, not trigger CoRE from routine
(Neal (www.zebrablinds.com / www.zebrablinds.ca))
December 28, 2016, 2:42pm
@anon36505037 showed is triggering CoRE from a routine. CoRE basically checks if a routine was executed, and if it was the CoRE piston gets triggered.
December 28, 2016, 2:51pm
@ZebraBlinds, now I see the different. Thanks
Add virtual switch called “Guest Mode”. Add new mode called Guest.
Add “Switch Changes Mode” app.
Set Goodbye routine to not execute when in Guest mode:
Set I’m Back routine to run when someone arrives, and tell it to turn off Guest mode switch:
Only thing you have to do is manually turn on the Guest Mode switch before you leave (simple to do via Alexa or GH if you have one) the rest is automatic.
Only downside to this is you can’t get Alexa or Google Home to set presence by voice command.
(Preston Todd Bradford)
December 29, 2016, 5:08pm
The virtual presence is a great idea. I’ve added one called “Nana” to keep my Mother-in-law from tripping my SMH. I’ll turn it off when she leaves,
IF SHE EVER LEAVES!!
I think technically you could… Mike’s App and DTH can convert a switch in to presence, this would also show someone being present to stop SHM arming…
This has got to be the sickest DTH ever…
Ever wished you could turn on a presence sensor with a switch?, or maybe take a lock command and send a motion event?
Basically this bad boy accepts these commands:
and can turn them into these attribute states:
The following capabilities are presented on the command side:
garage door control
The following devices are presented on the attribute side:
You wire up an instance of this device to two separate apps, and off you go.
Add to your repo, and select the device MikeMaxwell : uDTH
the repo is