How to cancel a Piston


(Fabio Cardoso) #1

Hello I am trying to get one Piston to cancel on this senario: door open and light turns on wait 5 minutes turn off but wat I need is to cancel the action off turn it off if light is turned on manually. Could anyone help me with a Piston that could get this done or give me any ideas?
Thank you


(jkp) #2

You should post your question on the webcore forum…


(Fabio Cardoso) #3

Thank you I will


(Daniel Ionescu) #4

Just use another piston that will suspend the piston you want when you want and run it again when new conditions are met.


(Fabio Cardoso) #5

I am not sure how to, I tried but no luck. I am relatively new to this therefore some stuff I am not sure how to get it done. Is it something or an exemplo of how to do it? Thank you


(Ron Talley) #6

Really depends on your device. The physically and programatically features are not present in each device. I also believe that ST took those parameters out of their stock DTH so you might need a custom DTH to expose the features.

For example, my GE Switches will send to ST if the Switch was turned on manually or programatically. However, my GE Dimmers are iffy. This is why the Double Tap App would work with the Switches but not the Dimmers reliably.

In webCoRE, there is a section for these two terms but again, depends on your device.

Simple solution is to just put a button in the room that you can press to trigger a variable in the webCoRE Piston or even a Virtual Switch.

I have also found that using Virtual Switches and a voice assistant such as Alexa works great. Alexa, turn off, XXX automation.

Another thing to think about is good motion sensor placement.

You are definitely on the right track with your thinking, it just that the feature is not widely deployed by all manufacturers.


(Daniel Ionescu) #7

Example of one that I use


(Fabio Cardoso) #8

Thank you, I will try it with my divices