Simplest Scene Ever. Door Open, Lights On

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snowcrashed posted this 13 September 2014

weidnerj,

Thank you for the reply. I haven't figured out what value (level/on/off) to use for the Kwikset. Do you know how to set this up?


The door lock will be a value of 0 when unlocked and 255 when locked. For simplicity, you can use 0= (for unlocked) and >0 (for locked).

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monkey-magic posted this 13 September 2014

Do you have the door sensor associated with the lamp? I tested once but with a sensor associated with a light, the light turned on and off with the sensor.
Try removing the association and see if that works.
Josh

snowcrashed posted this 14 September 2014

Okay I got it! The door/window sensor works like a WHILE statement. As in, [i]while the sensor is open[/i] keep the lights on. I ended up defining the sensor as a motion sensor. Now it functions as in IF statement: if door gets tripped THEN do this. Pretty cool!

weidnerj posted this 14 September 2014

You might consider using unlock of your Kwikset lock to trigger verses a contact sensor. That way if you are unlocking it the door instead of it just opening triggers the scene. That is why I put a motion sensor on the outside so that it would trigger when someone comes up from the outside, and it is between sunset and sunrise AND the front door unlocks. When we would unlock the door from the inside before the motion sensor was added, the light would come on.

snowcrashed posted this 15 September 2014

weidnerj,

Thank you for the reply. I haven't figured out what value (level/on/off) to use for the Kwikset. Do you know how to set this up?

weidnerj posted this 15 September 2014

[quote=snowcrashed]weidnerj,

Thank you for the reply. I haven't figured out what value (level/on/off) to use for the Kwikset. Do you know how to set this up?[/quote]

http://snag.gy/bB3jQ.jpg http://snag.gy/hRmPP.jpg http://snag.gy/XItey.jpg

The only difference is that I have a motion detector that I use to tell if the person is on the inside or outside of the door (condition).

Ryan-Scott posted this 15 September 2014

weidnerj,

Thank you for the reply. I haven't figured out what value (level/on/off) to use for the Kwikset. Do you know how to set this up?


The door lock will be a value of 0 when unlocked and 255 when locked. For simplicity, you can use 0= (for unlocked) and >0 (for locked).

weidnerj posted this 15 September 2014

[quote=Ryan Scott]weidnerj,

Thank you for the reply. I haven't figured out what value (level/on/off) to use for the Kwikset. Do you know how to set this up?

The door lock will be a value of 0 when unlocked and 255 when locked. For simplicity, you can use 0= (for unlocked) and >0 (for locked).[/quote]

See http://snag.gy/hRmPP.jpg for my screen shot. I have it set for off. and not 0 or 255.

snowcrashed posted this 16 September 2014

I haven't had the chance to try the lock levels yet but tomorrow night is a go! Work and all that jazz keeping me busy. On a side note girlfriend thought home automation was silly until the locks and lights started doing their thing and making life easier. Now she's the one coming up with all the new ideas! :-)

snowcrashed posted this 18 September 2014

weidnerj,

Thank you for the reply. I haven't figured out what value (level/on/off) to use for the Kwikset. Do you know how to set this up?

The door lock will be a value of 0 when unlocked and 255 when locked. For simplicity, you can use 0= (for unlocked) and >0 (for locked).


I tried both 0/255 and on/off and 0/255 works beautifully! Love it. Now I can dedicate the door sensor to something else. Thanks for the help, now on to some new scenarios in another thread!

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