No, you are good. You forced the Routine to run by pressing it. It ignores the additional actions (trigger actions) when you make it run. So now when all those conditions are met on their own, the lights will come on.
One step at a time, but…
You may want to install the Smart Lights (it’s in the Market place under lighting) app because this will allow you to do something similar to a Routine but you can do between Sunset and Sunrise.
Edit: By using a routine to turn the lights on, you will need a 2nd routine to turn them back off.
However if you install the Smart Lights app I mention above (it’s similar to a routine) it will allow you to specify which lights to turn in, what the trigger is, time to perform between and then how much time after the motion has stopped, automatically turn the lights back off. Think you will be much better off using this. I use this a lot. When you get really comfortable with SmartThings, you are going to want to venture into webCoRE. I don’t recommend this yet. Get a lay of the land first.
Fyi: When you physically press the Routine you created, it just automatically runs. It didn’t care about the time or the motion sensor. It ignored the triggers. It allows you to manually run it if you press it.
You bet. Have fun. And read read read. Once you get into this, there are going to be a ton of things you will want to do and chances are anything and everything has been posted in the community and you can usually find the answer you are looking for with some searching.
Yeah it really is such a learning curve, but good fun at the same time.
so i guess by creating that “routine” through the smart lighting app, they dont appear in the routines section of the app, as ive got it set to just run that at a specific time?
Hey John, when you create an automation under Smart Lighting it’s not s Routine. Although it is similar to a Routine, it isn’t referred to as a Routine. That will create confusion when asking questions. A rule in Smart Lighting or an Automation rule.
So going back to Modes. Mode has nothing to do with your cell phone presence unless you have a Routine setup that when your gps presence device is set to Away (when someone leaves) and you are setting the Mode to Away and or the SHM to Armed (Away). Two different field values.
Troubleshooting 101. Do one thing at a time to test functionality. The automation rule you set up, simply have it run when motion is detected and then have the lights turn off after 1 minute with no motion. Then if that works. Add time criteria between 5 minutes ago and 20 minutes in the future to make sure that it is running in between the time expected, then add in the Mode and test, so on and so forth. You will be much more successful if you do things with small steps, especially when it’s new to you (that’s my experience). Your question about between Midnight and 6am. Nothing runs after that, period (no default rules) if you want something else to happen between 6:01 and 11:59 pm, you would setup another automation rule.
Happy hunting and Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate!
Edit: FYI, when you say Mode, it is looking at the value you see in the screenshot from the dashboard (not the SHM status)