Interactive scenarios

 
//Customization Guide – House Manager / Scenarios / Interactive scenarios/
 
Interactive scenarios: scenarios of this type can be run by a user’s command (at a press of a button, an SMS command, etc.). Interactive scenarios will allow you to automate more than 50% of all routing activities in a.System.
 
In this section you can create your own set of scenarios. To run interactive scenarios please use Scenarios menu item in User Interface; to adjust and edit those, go to HouseManager/Scenarios/Interactive scenarios.
 
home control

Fig.1. Sample list of interactive scenarios in intraHouse system

 

One interactive scenario normally describes behavior of devices belonging to one subsystem (such as “Lighting” or “Water” etc.), therefore we recommend you to apply filters to group scenarios, for your convenience.
 

Interactive scenario creation by user

Let’s say, we would like to create a scenario and name it “Party”

We would like our scenario to ensure that:

  1. perimeter lights will be on for party illumination

  2. gate will be open

  3. certain lights will be on in the living room

To create a new interactive scenario, go to HouseManager/Scenarios/Interactive scenarios/ and

1. Click on «+» to Add:  the system will bring a dialog box with some fields to be filled (Fig.2):

  • Give a name to the new scenario in the field “Name”

  • If necessary, leave a comment

  • In “Group” field, select one of the earlier created interactive scenarios groups to save the new scenario in this folder.

  • In the “Image” field you can select an icon from the icon base to identify the new scenario or add an image from a different source. 
    If you are planning to apply safe system control policy to your a.System, you can put a tick to enable password request for each attempt to run the particular scenario.
     
zigbee home automation

Fig.2. Adding a new scenario

 

2. To select devices which will be involved in the scenario, open the second tab. Press “Add” and select “Manage a group of devices” from the list (for our case).

 

smart house

Fig.3. Selecting devices to be involved in scenario

 

3. Choose the main action the group of devices will be supposed to perform according to the scenario: e.g., we select Turn on

 

smart home system

Fig.4. Setting the main scenario activity

 

4. In Subsystem field we select Lighting because we know that perimeter lights belong to his subsystem.

5. In Level field we select Territory as in our case we would like to have perimeter lights to be involved.
 
smart home controller

Fig.5. Assigning devices to the scenario

 

6. At this stage, we recommend checking which particular devices of the group will be involved in the scenario: to do so, press:
home automation wireless

Fig. 6. Verification of involved devices from the group

 

7. If you have seen all the relevant devices in the list, please close the verification window and save the result: a corresponding line will appear in the list of activities. If the device is not displayed in the verification window, the device is probably not installed or located in a different subsystem or different level. 

8. To go back to step 2, press “Add” again and select Manage devices.

9. In the list of devices, please select the relevant filters by levels, rooms and subsystem. In our case: Territory, All rooms, Security.
 
wireless home

Fig.7. Adding a gate open action

 

10. Similar to gate opening, please add some lights on in the living room on the ground floor. 

 

smart home technology

Fig. 8 Adding activities to scenario

 

 

11. Please save the scenario setting results. Now the interactive scenario creation process can be considered completed. You can test the created scenario:

 

smart houses

Fig.9. Completion of interactive scenario creation

 

To make the scenario manageable by the user, determine the commands that will run the scenario.

An interactive scenario can be triggered by any of the following:

 

Next – On-event scenarios for Arloid Automation system devices