One of the design goals for the home-hub was for it to replace the traditional central heating programmer. I have never found these easy to work with, often tucked away in awkward locations, and had the picture in my mind of reclining on the sofa -tablet in hand – adjusting the programs. I will describe the process of interfacing the hub with a central heating programmer in a later post.
As significant effort had been put into the processing of conditions, rules and actions, I concluded this could be re-purposed for time-based conditions. If you add a new Time-based condition you will see the following:
You can choose from Daily, Weekdays or Weekend programmes. All that is required is to connect this Condition up to an Actuator Action via a Rule and you can switch devices on schedule.
The next post will introduce the concept of impulses.