@tgauchat worth joining them developer calls when you have needs / questions like that pal - theyd be answered in seconds on there as a pose to months on here
And this was brought up in a conversation about changes developers would like to see in the system that would benefit the masses not a narrow group and we all fealt this made sense as a next step for the mode implementation (not meaning now or soon but eventually)
The idea of having Room Modes/Scenes for a smarthome is Smart, but ive always said/thought that One Mode for a whole house isnt a solution, its just simply on the path to being one . . .
It makes little to no sense why one user should be able to, or more so HAVE TO dictate a whole homes mode (for example someone wanting to sleep or watch tv etc) when other users may still be awake in other rooms or want to listen to music / cook etc but in other rooms . . .
I believe you should be able to create as many scenes/modes for a room as possible and also assign the editing/creation of these modes to specific or groups of users (once thats fixed) for instance teenagers can add modes/scenes to there bedroom but no other rooms (with permissions from admin user) as its there own personal space.
Then the home as a whole should have a master mode . . . For example when the first person wakes it sets it to morning mode whoch way affect the whole homes heating state and disarm certain alarm functions . . . if everyone leaves The home it then sets to away/arm . . . If its late and everyone’s home it sets to evening mode . . . and if every rooms seems to be in asleep mode then its sets to arm/stay mode Etc
This way the homes mode is more specific to the security / monitoring / state of the actual home
And room modes are more specific to the users within that rooms current activity and customisation of lighting and entertainment etc etc
It will then get very interesying when you can make rules dependant on multiple zones . . . For example:
Limit the Sonos in “Jacks Bedroom” to volume 30 IF “jennys bedroom” is in sleep mode or the time is after 9pm
if doorbell rings and “jacks bedroom” is in tv mode but jenny and phil are home, then please notify every other room except jack as to not disturb his film.