I am just getting all the things for ST and have aquired couple of GE smart dimmers and an iris motion sensor from lowes. What i want to setup is, i want certain lights to come on at 20% when motion is detected during certain time. I got this setup w/o an issue but I want to add, only do this if this certain other light isnt already on. Is this possible? If you are thinking IFTTT, it would be if this, then that, UNLESS the other lights are already on. TIA for any help you can provide.
As you noticed, the official features don’t really have an easy way to do this.
Fortunately, you can do it with core.
CoRE (now WebCore) is a very powerful community – created rules engine for SmartThings. It allows you to set up stacked conditionals like “If A then B but only while C and not if D.”
Setting it up can be quite complex, but there are many community members who will be glad to help you.
For example, here is a piston that one member created to notify him if the dog had already been fed twice that day and he picked up the dog bowl for a third time. He needed this because he has a large family and people didn’t always remember whose turn it was to feed the dog.
The original version of CoRE Has now been replaced by a new version, WebCoRE, which moves the data entry to a web interface. This allows for flexibility and an architecture that requires more memory than is av…
Thanks for your reply. I breifly looked at that but seems complicated. Is there a basic how to guide i can follow?
Yes, that’s all linked from the FAQ. There’s a ton of documentation in the community created wiki. You might also find the following thread helpful:
This is a noob’s post created by a noob.
EDIT: 9/9/16 updated some links and added some newer info (Amazon’s Alexa, etc.)
EDIT: 9/10/16 updated some key info not mentioned in the install links
I’ve started this not because I know a bunch about CoRE (Community’s own Rules Engine), in fact it’s quite the opposite. Instead I’m just pulling together some helpful tips which got me get started and got me up and running with this outstanding rule engine for Smartthings.
There is a lot info out there mainly designed to help people do amazing things with CoRE, but it was hard to find the “for Dummies” type info. And very hard for me (a true noob) to get started. Hopefully this post will help others who may not have ever added a custom smartapp to the IDE or maybe never even have had to log i…