Under the above I have a shortcut for a lamp in my Family room. It defines the following.
- Turn on when there is motion, turn off after 15 minutes, only during a certain time of 6AM - 4:44 PM EDT
- Turn on using Schedule, Turn on at 5 PM
The motion rule works fine however the schedule fails each day to turn on light at 5PM unless I remove the motion rule. First I suspected the motion rule over-ruled the schedule ON rule possibly because it was delayed in shutting off the lamp. Modifying the motion rule (i.e. certain time 6AM - 4PM) did not seem to make any difference.
Is this a bug or have I got something amiss here?
I’ll try to reproduce.
Have you observed “Live Logging”? There are a lot of debug and trace in the Shortcut Solution SmartApps…
Can you show us screenshots of the shortcuts setup screens?
Go figure…At exactly 5PM the light came on. This is a rare occasion and no guarantee it wont shutoff within the next 10-15 minutes. Thanks for the “Live Logging” tip. Going to have to do more debugging on this one. Why and when it fails sometimes but not always is a mystery. I know that by separating each rule (motion and schedule) into its own shortcut did not solve the problem
My original rules were as shown below
In the “Turn On When Motion” I selected the Turn Off after x minutes option. I suspect this (sometimes) triggered after the “Turn On Using schedule” start time. I disabled that option and added the rule “Turn Off When no Motion” (after 15 minutes) As shown below
The “Off when no Motion” rule is set to never trigger after 4:45PM while the “On with Motion” schedule is 6Am - 4:59PM. At 5PM the “Turn On using Schedule” kicks in and voila…