I'm trying to setup some rules for my heating system, but having difficulty finding out available values for the following:
State (how is this used?)
Do you have any idea about these?
Also, I would like to setup a rule to turn on the heat when the temp drops below a certain threshold between certain hours of the day, but am not sure if I can specify a range for the Time of Day box. How should I approach this?
Going forward I would like to do some cool stuff and turn off heat if no movement has been detected for a long period (several hours). I'm not sure quite how to approach that either as a motion sensor normally has a low delay (5 mins max) and I don't want to have a whole extra set of motion sensors. It would be nice if the house could drop back to the sleeping mode if no movement was detected for 1 hour and it was not in away mode. Any thoughts on this? I could script this externally but it would be nice to do in LinuxMCE.
I also thought about setting an alarm, which could be adjusted from the orbiter in the bedroom, and somehow turning the heat on an hour before the alarm time, though I don't think this is possible right now (subtracting the hour). Even if it was then this would need to trigger some kind of state change which you could then reference in the normal respond to temp change events - something like a "Waking Up" room state? Maybe it is easy to add new room states?
I suppose ideally you would like to have multiple heating profiles and have different temp thresholds for each room - e.g. Low, Normal, Sleep, etc. You should be able to trigger those then from other events or buttons on the orbiters. Is this possible? I am having a hard time seeing how to trigger room and house mode changes at all from other scenarios. Which device do you target?
Sorry this is a bit long. Hope someone has some info here!