So I’m very new to home automation but I’ve had my ST system up and running for a few weeks now and I am wanting to tweak it into perfection
I’ve tried a few different things but so far most things don’t quite work how I’d like or as expected so I was hoping the community could point me in the right direction.
Firstly I’d like to make all of my lights voice controllable with my Pixel XL phone with Google Assistant. Apparently ST and Google Home work together but not Google Assistant on a phone but luckily it looks like IFTTT has pretty good integration with ST/Assistant. I intend to have a voice command for each room for on, off and every 10% of dimmer level. Obviously programming 12 voice actions in IFTTT per room will be tedious but it seems to be the best solution unless someone else has a better idea.
Secondly, I’d like to set the dimmer level of all my lights to correspond with sunrise/sunset. 100% @ Sunrise, 30% @ sunset, etc. I set up a routine to do this but it turns all of my lights on and they stay on so if this runs while I am out of town or something all my lights stay on indefinitely. I tried calling a second routine, “Turn everything off”, with the first routine by tying it to a simulated switch but it seems you cannot trigger a routine from within a routine. My goal was to trigger the routine “Sunset”, turn on and set level for all lights and switch off sim switch “Master off” to trigger routine “Turn everything off”.
There are a few other things i’d like to do but so far these two have been much more difficult that they should be in my opinion. I feel like I may just be over complicating something that should be simple.
Thanks in advance for any tips you may have