Does the power allowance app work very well? I have it set up on 2 of my light switches, and it does turn them off after the fixed period, but I was looking at the log and the activity and it appears to be firing off the “Off” command even after the switch has turned back off.
I need an app the works for this, it is really starting to frustrate my family with this conversion to a “smart home”, and I’m starting to think for the first time to moving to a different platform.
I use it to turn off the bathroom light if it has been on for longer than 30 minutes. The problem is that someone comes in and goes out, the timer is set to 30 minutes, if the next person goes in 25 minutes after the 1st person has turned on the light they only get 5 minutes. It is very annoying when someone is in the shower. The code in the app just sets a delay for the off on the switch, and never cancels it if someone has physically turned off the switch.
Any ideas on work arounds or do i need to build a new app for it? Or is there a better power allowance app? This does not happen w/ the rule based apps for the WeMo switches.
I have been looking at my activity log and this is what I can kind of tell from the history of that, and what I’ve been able to see from usage. Anyone else experience that?
Do i just need to write a new app, that whenever someone turns the switch off it goes through the collection of timers and kills all of them?