I’m a recent vera lite convert and am in the process of setting up my SmartThings hub. I’m using both my and my wife’s iPhones as presence sensors and would like to have certain lights turn on automatically when we arrive home. The tricky part is we only want this to happen if it’s after sunset. I’m sure there has to be a way to make this happen but so far I’ve been unable to figure it out. I’ve managed to have the home and away modes trigger depending on whether we are arriving or leaving however currently the lights turn on when we arrive home regardless of whether or not it’s after sunset. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
edit After fiddling around some more with modes I’m running into another issue. I’m not sure if I’m just hitting the limitations of ST or if I’m coming at it in the wrong way being so used to the way things were done on the Vera platform. I currently have ST set to change the mode to “Night” when the sun goes down and back to “Home” when the sun rises the next morning. I also have it set to go to “Away” when everyone leaves and “Home” when someone arrives back home. The issue I foresee is what if I leave during the day and the ST switches to “Away” but then the sun goes down before I get home. The mode will automatically switch to “Night” which will trigger certain things that I don’t necessarily want triggered if I’m not home. Can anyone see a way around this. Do I need to create some additional modes such as Home (day) and Home (night)? Not really sure how to make this work.