Help for Best Practice for Good Night Dashboard Button

Hi,
New to Hubitat, Would like to put a button on my dashboard which will allow me to press it and it will:

  • Turn off some devices
  • Put shades to certain %
    and i would like to be able to activate this button/scene/rule from Google home :slight_smile:
    Don't know if i should create scenes / buttons / rules or maybe all of them?
    any direction would be great...
    Thanks,
    Lior

That will be easy to do, using a virtual switch, a rule and the Google Home built-in App along with your dashboard of course.

Start by creating a new Device from the devices page, selecting Virtual, giving the device a name and selecting Virtual Switch as the driver (Type). Once created you will see the device appear of screen where you can adjust it's Preference settings, including one to turn the device off automatically. Turn this option on and use whatever timeout you want, half a second should be fine.

Next create a rule. I tend towards Rule Machine, but any of the simpler one's should work as well. Trigger the rule on the new Virtual Switch turning on. Set the actions to be adjusting your devices like you described.

Lastly, add your Virtual Switch to your dashboard using the Switch tile template and add the Virtual Switch to Google Home App on your HE hub.

I've got a bit more brief in my instructions towards the end. If you need some more details let us know.

You can use "modes" for goodnight. I have a mode named "Sleep" that when it's triggered will turn off lights and turn on nightlights, make sure the doors are locked, and warn before finishing if some of the items like trash hasn't been taken out if it's trash day. Modes even has a great dashboard icon and menu to select the mode for the home:

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