Automatic scenarios: a group of scenarios that enable fast and easy configuration of device behavior. Unlike interactive and on-event scenarios, automatic scenario templates are already installed in Arloid Automation system, they are well-thought out in detail and tested by the developer. Automatic scenarios can ensure error-free interaction of a large number of different devices, with a complex sequence of actions.
There are two methods of automatic scenario activation:
1. When adding a new device: by a click on “Auto” key in HouseManager/System/Devices.
2. By a click on “Add” key in HouseManager/Scens/Automatic scenarios.
A noticeable advantage of automatic scenarios is easy tuning of scenario parameters while the system is in operation. You can access automatic scenario setting panel from the main user interface and can at any time enter parameter values from the keyboard.
Those parameters can include:
a) time to return to automatic mode after manual activation
b) time to return to automatic mode after manual deactivation, etc.
Arloid Automation system has dozens of automatic scenario templates for interaction of nearly all possible devices installed in a house. Automatic, interactive and on event scenarios together handle more than 95% of house automation tasks.
Note: We recommend using one automatic scenario for one device. If you have more than one automatic scenarios working in parallel for the same device, they could have cross effect on one another.
Let’s see an example of how to add the automatic scenario “Lights on activated by motion sensor”:
In this case we would like to have motion activated lights on outside the house, when it’s dark.
Select lights from the list of devices, e.g. “Street lighting 1”. You will now see a list of automatic scenario templates available for the selected device.
Select “Light on motion sensor in view of light sensor”. The system will describe the activities implied in the selected scenario and indicate the full name of involved devices.
Please save the result. The automatic scenario you’ve just created can be found in the end of the general list.
If you press the key to open settings of a device involved in an automatic scenario, you will be offered to enter user-defined values: