I want to do a basic automation - when I arrive at my home, set disarmed status and turn on some lights, but at night only.
First of all, is this an ‘integration’ or a ‘Smart App’ question (for future reference)?
On my phone, I’ve created a new automation ("test’), and set the action to ‘turn on these lights or switches’ … , and set disarmed status, then under ‘additional settings’ I’ve set ‘automatically perform (‘test’)’ when … ‘someone arrives’ - and chosen myself (my phone). At this point, I can also choose ‘and optionally…’ only on certain days of the week’ - but I can’t say ‘only at night’ or ‘only when dark’ or whatever. Back on the ‘perform when…’ screen, I can also choose ‘At a certain time’ or ‘at sunrise or sunset’ … but I presume these are ‘OR’ type operations (in other words, it will run the automation if EITHER I arrive home OR sunset occurs, for example).
So how do I set an action or rule that says ‘turn on lights when I arrive home AND it’s night-time’, or ‘turn on lights when I arrive home - but only do this rule at night?’?
I’m a programmer and would be more comfortable with a simple logic editor (if / then, and/or, etc). I see references to IFFTTT but haven’t explored that yet.
Do I need to do create multiple rules for each sub-part of the above elements - one rule just to disarm the system, another rule to turn on lights (conditionally at night), and so on?
I’ve read ‘Custom Automations’ - https://support.smartthings.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002056383 and it says things like ‘tap custom automation’ - but I don’t have a ‘custom automation’ option - clicking ‘add’ just runs a wizard that asks me for a name, then ‘what do you want to happen’ …
So I’m just struggling to get started here …