Wanted to share a new dashboard I just created that I'm loving. The purpose of my dashboard is a quick glance overview of the status of the house with some control built in.
I decided to use the floorplans I had built in homedesigner as a background and then overlay buttons over the top of the floorplan.
I am only showing one room of my house here as to not give away my entire floor layout to the internet, but you can get the idea. The left pic is with motion active and lights on. Right pic is motion inactive and lights off.
I have both up and downstairs floorplans of my house as large tiles on the dashboard. Then, I added motion and door status as well as light control/status on top of those tiles in the position physically where they exist in the house.
I changed the templates of the tiles to be almost transparent when no activity and then red when active (yellow when on for lights).
Now with one glance I can tell where motion is active, if doors are open and if lights are on.