Rules vs Scenes on LYNX 5100
When most users first start programming Z-Wave home automation on your Honeywell L5100, they get confused between all the different Z-Wave terms like scenes vs rules.
The easiest way to think about it is a scene is a set of Z-Wave actions all tied together, such all of your lights off and your thermostat set to 78 degrees. Let's say we called that scene "left house."
Now how do you want to trigger that scene? You could manually click it on your phone via Total Connect (if you have remote home automation) or directly on your panel and you could be done with just a scene. No rule needed.
So what are rules? Rules are a set of conditions that can trigger your scenes. So now let's say we want to trigger that scene, "left house," whenever we arm the system away.
Enter rules. Now you can create a rule that is triggered by the event of a system arming away and it can trigger the "left house" scene.
Make sense? If not, please let us know in the comments and we'll further tweak our rules vs scenes on the Honeywell LYNX 5100 FAQ!
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- Answered By
- Eric Hochberger