This is my first dive into smart home automation. I automated my aquarium with an aquarium controller and got into the code writing and automation.
My experience with smartthings has not been as positive.
After replacing all the switch boxes to fit the switches and running neutrals to the switches I installed zooz dimmer switches. I got them working but the automation part is terrible.
I did some automation with with motion sensors but things feel very limited. I want to set automation by time. Basically during a time period, when motion is sensed lights come on at x dim level then turn off after x minutes. I also want the physical switches to completely override the code and turn the light on 100% then off if switched again. This doesn’t seem to be possible. Is there a way to prioritize the code? What am I missing with this. There is no real guidance on how to set up and program these things.
Please help me!