Setting up an Automation in Samsung SmartThings with certain time and device condition

Last Update date : Nov 20. 2020

What is Automations?

With Automations, you can build custom automations to automatically trigger multiple actions, including notification alerts. You can set up Automations to run at certain times on certain days of the week or to trigger when another device reports a certain condition (such as detecting motion).

Please note: After an Automation is set up, use the toggle switch to deactivate or pause an Automation until you turn it on again

Selecting time and device condition for an Automation

If both a time and a device condition are selected for an Automation, both conditions must be true. So the set device condition must be true at the selected time for the Automation to run. 

For example, if the device condition is motion detected, the motion sensor must be reporting motion detected at the selected time or the Automation will not run. If the device condition is an open door sensor, the open/closed sensor must be reporting open at the selected time or the Automation will not run. 

To select a certain time and device condition for an Automation, follow these steps:

1 On the home screen, tap on the Menu icon (three vertical bars on the left)
Tap Menu
2 Tap Automations
Tap Automations
3 Tap + icon
Tap + icon
4 Add one of the recommended or create a custom automation
Add one of the recommended or create a custom automation

Create a Custom Automation

5 Tap + icon under IF column to add Conditions

a. Based on the time of day
b. Based on a device status
Add Conditions
Based on the time of day
Based on a device status
6 On Based on the time of day, select a specific or period of time
Select a specific or period of time
7 On Based on a device status, select a device > select condition > Select the state to use (eg: No motion vs Motion detected)
Select a device
Select conditions
Select the state of use
8 Tap + icon under THEN column to add actions
Add actions

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