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Offline RammaR

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Adjust Nest based on Door/Window Status
« on: May 28, 2018, 10:09:14 am »
Hello - I have a SmartThings hub now, which does not have native Nest support.  There are ways to make it work, but I'm considering swapping to a Vera (Plus?) if the scene's have enough flexibility to do what I need.  Here is a quick summary:

1) If doors are open for more than 2 minutes - stop cooling. Then resume upon closing
2) If all doors are closed and no motion detected for 30 minutes, go to away (the Nest does this now, but Eco temp is limited).  When door or motion detected, auto resume from away.

Getting it to trigger of a direct action (ex, if door open then do this) is pretty simple, however the time delay and reset is the concern.  It looks like Vera allows some custom scripting.  Do you think the above is possible?

(FYI - trying to come up with a lower cost, wi-fi enabled version of Coastal Green Air iPachie system for a rental unit)

Thanks in advance!



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Re: Adjust Nest based on Door/Window Status
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 04:26:31 pm »
Ello RammaR, I emailed you some information related to a few ways of reaching the desired setup, please check it up and let us know if you managed to get it done, please use the same thread or reply to my email.

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Re: Adjust Nest based on Door/Window Status
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 04:35:35 pm »
1) If doors are open for more than 2 minutes - stop cooling. Then resume upon closing
2) If all doors are closed and no motion detected for 30 minutes, go to away (the Nest does this now, but Eco temp is limited).  When door or motion detected, auto resume from away.

Getting it to trigger of a direct action (ex, if door open then do this) is pretty simple, however the time delay and reset is the concern.  It looks like Vera allows some custom scripting.  Do you think the above is possible?

Can be done with the PLEG plug-in for Vera, no problem.  But there is a learning curve. 
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Re: Adjust Nest based on Door/Window Status
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 06:43:11 pm »
Smaller learning curve with Reactor.
Author of Reactor, DelayLight, SiteSensor, Rachio, Deus Ex Machina II, Intesis WMP Gateway, Auto Virtual Thermostat and VirtualSensor plugins. Vera Plus w/100+ Z-wave devices. Vera3 sandbox.