There are 4 different modes to choose from: Home, Sleeping, Away and Vacation. These modes are installed on your homee app and work across all users. This means that all commands related to the modes can be initiated by any user.
But what does each mode bring you and what can you do with it? You want to find out? Then keep reading.
On the very first screen of your homee app you can see in your status menu 4 different modes. If you select this now, you will find that nothing changes and that all of your devices behave exactly as they did before. This is not a mistake, it is exactly what we wanted. Because you first have to give the different modes “commands” with certain Homeegrams. For example, it is possible that all your lights go out when you set your status to “Sleeping”, or that your windows close automatically when it is drizzling and your status is “Away”.
Homegram? What's this?
A Homeegram is a mini-programm , directly in your homee app. Under the item “Automation” you can add and create a new Homeegram. You can choose different triggers, set a condition and define what should happen through this trigger.
But we'll find that out later when we take a look at how to create a Homeegram.
Now you have 4 different modes to plan certain actions for different situations. Today we will create a Homeegram for the modes “Sleeping” and “Vacation”, because only smart lights are required for both Homeegrams and they are therefore very simple.
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Homeegram for the "Sleeping" mode
Let's start with the “Sleeping” mode: all the lights in your household should turn off with one click when your status is “Sleeping”. To make this step easier, I advise you to divide your devices into groups, e.g. create for each room a single group and a group with all devices or lamps in your household.
Now we create a new homeegram. To do this, click on the plus next to automations. As a trigger you select “Mode” and then “Mode is set to sleeping”. When you have confirmed it, we will define an action - so what exactly should happen when your status is "Asleep". When you have grouped your devices, you select the item “Group” and then the room of your choice or the entire house.
If you only want to control a single lamp, click on “Devices” and select the device of your choice. Now you have to define a property. To do this, click on "Counter" -> “Set to value” -> “Switch off” -> “Without delay” and confirm the action.
Give your Homeegram a suitable name, choose anicon and, if necessary, assign it to a group. This group assignment is only important for the overview and later Homeegrams, your created Homeegram works perfectly even without group assignment.
Congratulations, you have created your first Homegram. Now all lights will be magically switched off as you set the modus to "Sleeping".
Homeegram for the "Vacation" mode
Next we set up the “Vacation” status. In order to simulate that someone is at home and prevent someone from having bad thoughts, we want to turn your lamps on at irregular intervals if you are not at home for a longer period of time, like vacations, well maybe not so useful now in Corona times, but anyway, you will use it some day.
In order to switch the light on and off on different days and at different times, we will have to create 2 Homeegrams.
In the first Homeegram you determine when your lights go on. In the second Homeegram when the lights go out again.
First of all you create a new Homeegram and define an action. Namely, that all lights in the house or within the desired group switch on (action -> group -> select the desired group -> switch -> set to value -> switch on -> without delay). In the condition, you specify that the “Vacation” -> “When triggered” mode must be activated.
The trigger is a little more complicated because you have to define 3 different triggers, but we'll go through that step by step. We need the 3 triggers to be able to set a different time on different days.
In the Trigger you select “Time”, then you click on “Weekly” and select Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. You set the time as 7 pm and in the last point “Without End”. The first trigger is now created and you can confirm it.
For the second trigger, this time choose Tuesday and Friday instead of Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and set the time to 6:30 p.m., the rest remains the same. The third trigger includes the days Saturday and Sunday, the time is set to 5.40 p.m.
When all points are confirmed, you confirm the Homeegram. Now the first Homeegram is ready. Call it e.g. “Activate fake presence”. If necessary, you can assign it to a group.
So you have already determined when your lamps will go on on the different days.
The second Homeegram defineswhen the lights should go out again. To do this, we select the same condition “Only if the mode is on vacation”. With the action you determine that all lamps in the desired group should go out (group -> select desired group -> switch -> set value -> switch off).
Now you need 3 different triggers again for your Homeegram. The first trigger is created as follows: Time -> Weekly -> Mon, Wed, Thu -> 11 p.m. -> time the date is automatically adjusted to the next appropriate day and the time is set back to 11 p.m. -> without end. Now the first trigger is created.
For the second and third trigger, you simply have to adjust the days and times again. For the second trigger we select the days Tue and Fri and the time 00:30, for the third trigger we select the days Sat and Sun and the time 1:20. If you now set your switch to “Vacation”, your lights will fool every passerby, and they´ll think someone is in the apartment.
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I hope there are no questions left and the setup of your modes was successful. If you still have questions or have suggestions, you can ask the community here. join our large homee community, or send a question to firstname.lastname@example.org send. Together we can make every house smarter.