Porch light and ring 2 device


(Bob) #1

Hi I have created a routine in ST to turn on the porch light after sunset if the button on the Ring 2 doorbell is pressed. The problem I’m having is the porch light comes on at sunset whether the button is pressed or not.
Is there a way to sequence this correctly or am I doing something daft?
On a side note is there a way to make it so the porch light turns itself off after say 5 minutes of the Ring doorbell being pressed?
Just to add… I have a Hue bulb in porch light, hue hub, ST hub and echo
Bob


(jkp) #2

Check out webCoRE… if can do what you want and so much more.



#4

You can use Stringify. When doorbell button is pressed (after sunset), porch lights on, start 5 minute timer, then porch lights off.


(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart) #5

You can do this using Smart Lighting. Your Ring doorbell shows as a Button in the app.
You can also use the motion sensor in the doorbell to do the same thing.


#6

In Smart Lighting, how do you get the light to also turn off after 5 minutes? I know you can do it if you set motion as the trigger, but he wants a doorbell press.


(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart) #7

You can use the power allowance feature in a separate rule.


(Bob) #8

Thx for helping out I’ll look into the options you’ve given.