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    Introducing AK Smart Device plugin for HomeSeer

    Click image for larger version  Name:	youtube1.png Views:	0 Size:	1.4 KB ID:	1464477 AK SmartDevice plugin for HomeSeer HS4 - Part 1 Triggers Configuration
    AK SmartDevice plugin for HomeSeer HS4 - Part 2 Timers Configuration
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    so each device knows how to react to other devices changes.

    The aim of the plugin was to reduce use of convoluted HS event system and make creating
    basic automation an easy process. It doesn't completely eliminate HS event system (of course) –
    you still are free to use it for things AK Smart Device can't do (yet).

    AK Smart Device has a lot of configuration options which allows easily create complex setups
    without using a single event.

    And by chaining multiple devices complexity of the system is reduced which helps improve system
    maintainability and simplify troubleshooting.
    • Simple user interface for setting up system without using HS events
    • Trigger Device change based on states of other devices
    • Setup countdown delay for each state
    • Countdown Delay depending on other Linked Device State (i.e. occupancy/scene etc.)
    • Enforcing/Inhibiting Trigger Devices
    • Delayed Trigger option
    • Adding trigger device name to triggered device status string
    • Chaining devices to simplify maintenance and troubleshooting
    • Power Fail recovery
    • Performance optimised design
    • Internal self-diagnostics
    • Per-device log option (automatically enabled if errors detected)
    Since I haven't finished HS4 documentation - I suggest to have a look at HS3 version
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    Using AKSmartDevice

    I'm working on HS4 documentation, but in the mean time please refer to HS3 thread and watch YouTube videos

    The plugin has two independent parts:

    1. CountDown timer - to allow changing device state after some delay (without using HS events)

    2. Triggers configuration - to trigger the device when other device state changes (again, without using HS events)

    Important Note:

    Since HS4 doesn't allow separate device config pages for "features" (child devices) - to get to the child configuration you have to select the child twice:

    1. In the device list you click on the device - it will bring the list of the device features
    2. You select the "feature" device again
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    Note 2:

    Current HS4 version has another bug - if the device you want to configure has also another config tab (from another plugin, i.e. AK Shelly above) - currently you can't get to the other tab. In this case you have to stop the other plugin (temporary) to be able to display AK SmartDevice tab.

    HST promised that it's already fixed in the next release.


      CountDown timer configuration should be straight forward.

      Ignore for now the "Linked State Device" feature which I describe later.

      Example: To switch off the light after 10 seconds:

      1. Select the light starting state (i.e. 1-100 below)
      2. Select the delay (i.e. 10 sec)
      3. Select the state you need after delay (i.e. Off)

      That's all. Make sure the group is enabled (green switch below)
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      Now, to make the light flash On /Off automatically - just add another delay:

      Off => 3 Sec => On
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