Timer Function and Rules ideas

  1. I cannot figure out how to use the timer. It doesn’t show up in my Rules. It looks like it can only be configured once? I sure that is not the case, just a lack of understanding how it works.

  2. Rules should have a “Test” button which works immediately. Would be very handy to test the Rule we have set up to make sure it works. Would that not be fairly easy to implement?

That’s all. :slight_smile:

Okay, I did figure out the timer function. Just cannot make it work the way I want. I want my no-motion sensor to start a ten minute timer which will turn off the lamps after 10 minutes of zero motion. I thought I could just string them together as No-Motion --> Timer --> LampsOff but apparently you can only string two things together in a rule and no more. Am I correct?

Yes, that’s correct. The rules are pretty basic:

IF/WHILE X0 [AND/OR X1 [AND/OR X2 [...]]]
THEN/DO
    Y0 [, Y1 [, Y2 [, ...]]]
END/DONE

What you could probably do is:

Rule 1:

IF <NO MOTION>
THEN
    START TIMER
END

Rule 2:

IF <TIMER EXPIRED>
THEN
    TURN OFF LIGHTS
END
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This might just do it. Thanks for the info. Are there any updates planned for the future to allow for more complex rules?

There have been some requests, but nothing we plan to address immediately.