Adding my own Modes


#1

Good day,

Is there a way to add my own modes? I would like to add a mode "Dinner Party" and a mode "Sleepy Time" (like they have in the Hubitat videos) and a "Public Holiday" would also be nice... Just to make sure my normal modes (which I love and appreciate) don't leave me and my guests in the dark...

I would like to control these Modes with a switch, even though the rest of my Modes are controlled by time... (A way to add every January 1st and December 25 to Public Holidays automatically, would be great of course!)


#2

From the Settings page of the HE portal, go to the Location and Modes page. Click on the Modes tab. You can add/change/delete modes on that page.


#3

Wonderful, thank you.

Now I just need to figure out how to turn them on with switches... My "Set mode with switches" doesn't seem to respond to any input...


#4

‘Modes Plus’ will do that for you :slight_smile:

http://hubitat.uk


#5

I just love Geeks like you! Thanks, I'll give it a go.


#6

I follow a slightly different strategy... I leave my Modes alone, let them do their thing. More than one way to skin Garfield.

I created a Party virtual switch.
In my case, pretty much all of my RM automation that can be impacted by a Party revolve around the OFF event of switches. Like you said, Dark=No Party. Also affects some of my outlets.

Regardless, in all of my RM rules I disable them by checking if this Party switch is on. You can do this in Restrictions (one only switch at a time [an oversight, right Bruce!) or when I have the potential for multiples, like a Party or HotubTime, I use them as conditions in the rule. Effectively if they are on, the off routine doesn't run.


#7

GatVlieg!!! Are you South African by any chance?!

Thanks for the advice... I'll ponder on it for a while before I implement my rules...