Honeywell Home Tuxedo: Local Scenes Using Sunrise & Sunset

Honeywell Home Tuxedo: Local Scenes Using Sunrise & Sunset


In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to set a local smart scene using sunrise or sunset as a trigger on a Honeywell Tuxedo Keypad Z-Wave ...


hi diyers this is michael from alarm grid and today i'm going to be showing you local sunrise and sunset triggers on a tuxedo keypad the tuxedo is a z-wave controller and you can use it to create smart scenes uh to have your z-wave devices activate automatically when there's a schedule or with certain predetermined system events um and one trigger that you can use um it's time-based it's sunrise and sunset so i'm going to be showing you today how you would create a scene that you might use for coming home to have your your lights on so that way they're already on when you get home so that way you can get into your driveway safely and whatnot and then we'll set a condition so that way it only happens when the system is armed away um so that way your system's still armed and you're not home yet and you have the scene going into effect so uh we are at the main screen of our tuxedo here and we're going to choose devices and you see we have some living room lights and we have a porch light already set up with the tuxedo so we're going to be using those in our scene today so if i choose the scene button at the bottom then you see we have local and remote scenes now i want to point out you can only do the sunrise and sunset triggers um when you do local scenes you can't do it remote scenes through total connect so you have 10 local scenes and 20 remote scenes but you only get the 10 local scenes in this case and one thing i do want to point out i'm going to go back to the main screen here i want to show you the where you get the weather forecast that's where it's going to get the sunrise and sunset time from in the upper right corner of the main screen so you see we have a sunset time that's 7 46 military time and the sunrise today is 6 54. you see we have our zip code right there at the bottom and um if you uh this it gets this from the network connection from from being connected to the internet if you lose the internet connection then the tuxedo will just retain the sunrise and sunset time every single day which of course that's a different time every day so make sure your tuxedo is connected with the alarmnet servers and you have that you have the correct zip code set in here so that way it gets the proper information and it regenerates on a daily basis anyway uh that aside let's go back into what we were actually doing i'll choose devices and then i'll choose scenes and this is where i will create the scene so i'm going to create i'm going to do add and we're going to set a condition we're going to set the condition that the system is armed away um so we're gonna use security and then we'll do away secured and we'll press uh the check mark button down there so that's the condition now for the trigger uh we want it to be sun sets because we're it's night time we're coming home uh we'll set it to we'll set it every day of the week just in case maybe we're out on a saturday or sunday doing some shopping or something and um so we're gonna do start time and we're gonna do uh sunset right there sunset and we'll do yes and so we'll press um the check mark down there okay and now we're going to choose actions uh so we're going to do two actions we're going to um we could just set all the lights on because those are all the lights we have programmed but uh let's say we had other lights and we didn't necessarily want those to turn on so we'll set them separately so we have our porch light that we want to come on so that way when we're pulling up to the house we can you know see that the porch light's on and get on there get into our driveway safely and we'll choose on and then we're going to press the check mark it and now we're going to do another action this time we'll turn on our living room lights so that way when we walk into the house our lights are on and we are not bumping all over the place so we'll choose living room lights and we'll set it to on and that one had it dimmer function so we could set it to a different level if we wanted to but um we're just going to set it all the way um and we'll do we'll do that on and then we'll press the save button down there and you see we have our scene created if we want to test it we could press the manual button but you see we have it enabled we definitely want to keep our scene enabled and from there we can just return home so that is how you create a local scene using sunrise or sunset as a trigger you have to do it locally um you can't create a remote scene through total connect 2 2.0 this is only for local local scenes so and you have 10 of those available so you should be good to go so that is how you create a scene using sunrise sunset triggers um if you have any questions about the tuxedo honeywell vista security systems or about alarm monitoring services send an email to support if you found this video helpful make sure to give it a thumbs up below to like the video and remember to subscribe to our channel for updates on future videos we hope you enjoyed 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