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Offline carolinatlc

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Alert or function based on switch position and time
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:00:22 pm »
I'm new at this and have been installing devices slowly.  Currently have 6 or 7 light switches changed out using GE/Jasco On/Off switches, maybe 6 GE/Jasco outlets and a Mimolite on the garage door.  I don't have any fancy programming yet except to turn a porch light on at sunset and off at sunrise.  I also have a Ecolink tilt sensor on the garage I installed before the Mimolite.

What I would like to do is either send an alert at a set time, my bedtime, if the garage door is still open or better yet send an alert when I turn my lamp on the nightstand off and the garage door is open.  Maybe flash the light?  That would be pretty cool.  I typically shut everything and lock doors at night but with a wife and three kids sometimes someone will go back outside after I've made my rounds.

Any ideas?  This stuff is fun and I haven't really begun to automate anything.  I have a couple motion detectors I need to install along with a minimote for different scenes.  Thanks

Offline Z-Waver

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Re: Alert or function based on switch position and time
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 09:49:22 am »
Your looking for a scene that is triggered when multiple conditions(open, time, lamp on...) are met. The Combination Switch plugin might accomplish your goal. However, I personally prefer the Programing Logic Event Generator(PLEG) plugin for this type of thing.

For my own solution I send a notification if the garage door is left open for more than a few minutes. The notification repeats every 10 minutes until the door is closed. It relies on PLEG and VeraAlerts plugins. http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,24236.msg167061.html#msg167061