Sensor-based automations

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This is the article about sensor-based automations.
Learn about automations here.


With sensor-based automations, users can set up automatic actions triggered by a selected sensor reporting a specific state. An example could be: “If there is movement in the hallway and the mode is Sleep, turn on two lights, and turn them off after 15 minutes”.

Creating an automation

  1. Go to settings settings.svg → automation → + automation → sensor.

  2. Choose the type of sensor that will trigger the automation:

    • motion
    • door
    • window
    • temp
    • humid

    Note: One of the sensors available is wattage, choosing which results in creating a consumption-based automation.

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  1. Select a specific sensor from the devices available.
  2. Select what the sensor should report.

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  1. Select the modes the automation will function in. The automation will not be triggered in the modes which are not selected. Then press next step.
  2. Select what to trigger, either mode or device → choose what should happen → next step → save.
    Shortcuts are found under modes.

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