Setting Up Automation

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Built-In Automations

Your smart home solutions already have some built in automations that you can enable and disable. You can learn about the specific built in automations of each solution here:

Learn about each smart home solution's built in automations and features

Routines

You can set up customizable automations called Routines using the Devicebook App for iOS and Android. 

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Routines are automations that can have any number of triggers, and any number of effects, and usually operate in the following way: When X happens, do Y.

Example routines you can set up are:

When the time is 8:00 AM on weekdays, turn on the bedroom lights and open the living room window shades.

When nobody is home, turn off the thermostat, arm security, and lock all doors.

When the time is 10 AM, turn on the grow lights.

When I get home, turn on the Kitchen lights and turn on the thermostat.

 

Common Routines

The Devicebook App provides templates for commonly used routines, such as doing things at a certain time of day, when you get home, or when you leave.

Setting up a New Common Routine

1. Navigate to the Routines page.

2. Tap the New Routine button

3. Select one of the available routine templates.

4. The flow will walk you through customizing the triggers, if applicable. After each step, press Next in the top right corner of the page.

5. The flow will walk you through customizing the actions. After each step, press Next in the top right corner of the page.

6 Provide a name for the routine.

7. Save the routine.

 

Full Custom Routines

If you need to set up a routine with doesn't fall into any of the templates, you can create a routine from scratch, with any number of triggers, and any number of effects.

Setting Up a New Custom Routine

1. Navigate to the Routines page.

2. Tap the New Routine button

3. Scroll to the bottom of the list, and select the option to "Create Other Routines"

4. Select the triggers for the routine. You can select as many triggers as you'd like.

5. The flow will walk you through customizing the triggers. After each step, press Next in the top right corner of the page.

6. Select the actions that should occur when the routine is triggered. You can select as many actions as you'd like.

7. The flow will walk you through customizing the actions. After each step, press Next in the top right corner of the page.

8. Provide a name for the routine.

9. Save the routine

 

Editing a Routine

After a routine has been created and saved, you may want to adjust it. You can always edit routines from the Routines page. 

1. Navigate to the Routines page.

2. Find the routine you want to edit.

3. Press the Edit button. It looks like a pencil and paper.

4. The next page shows a list of triggers and actions in the routine. From this page, you can:

- Rename the routine

- Edit or remove any of the existing triggers.

- Add new triggers

- Add new actions

5. Edit the routine as you'd like. Devicebook will walk you though each edit.

6. When you're done, press the Save button in the top right corner.

 

Home/Away Assist

You can set up routines to trigger automatically when nobody is at home, or when you arrive at home. To learn how to do this, see How to Set Up Home/Away Assist.

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