I have been setting up my SmartThings hub today. It was easy to get a couple Vizia rf switches setup and working. What I want do is make one of these switches trigger a couple of the others. I put them together in a shortcut but I cannot see how to trigger the shortcut from the switch. What am I missing?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Take a look at “The Big Switch” SmartApp. That should do what you’re looking for.
Works like a charm. Thanks!
This might also be of help as you learn your way around:
(March 2018: All of the following applies only to the SmartThings Classic app. If you purchased your hub after March 1, 2018 and are using the new “SmartThings (Samsung Connect)” app, creating rules works differently.)
You’ve got your hub. You’ve got some devices. Now how do you schedule what happens when?
SmartThings doesn’t have a rules engine/scheduler, so there’s no one tutorial for how to do this. But it’s an open platform, and there are about 12 different ways to set up various kinds of schedules. Some require custom code, some don’t.
A “scheduler” in this context is anything that causes a networked device to perform an action, even if it’s just to toggle on or off immediately. (Network engineering definition, forgive me.
(Note: as of April 2017, the original author of …