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Category: My Apps

Author:Yves Racine

ST Community handle: http://community.smartthings.com/users/yvesracine/activity

Company Link: http://www.maisonsecomatiq.com/#!home/mainPage



If you like My Ecobee Device and related smartapps, please support the developer by clicking on the paypal link below:

https://paypal.me/ecomatiqhomes





Summary

AwayFromHome, the smartapp that sets your thermostat to 'Away' and other settings when all presences leave your home and/or there is no motion.


Supported Features

  • Set your thermostat(s) to Away climate/program when all presence are away (your smart thermostat as Nest & Ecobee must support the Away program)
  • Set your thermostat(s) to some specific setpoints when no presence is detected
  • Activate your alarm system (optional)
  • Lock your doors (optional)
  • Arm cameras (optional)


Code location: http://github.com/yracine/device-type.myecobee/tree/master/smartapps

Troubleshooting

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Issue #1: I don't know how to create a custom smartapp

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See the explanations of a fellow community member here:

http://community.smartthings.com/t/faq-an-overview-of-using-custom-code-in-smartthings/16772

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You can also use the github integration and update your repo:


GitHub Settings:

Owner: yracine

Name: SmartThingsPublic

Branch: master

You then need to save & publish each "edited" smartapp.

Issue #2: I created the smartapp in the IDE, but I don't know where to execute it

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For the initial setup, under the ST app, click on the Marketspace? item in the bottom menu, and then, on the smartapps link and finally, MyApps (last item in the list).

If you still do not see your smartapp, please make sure that you have published it in the IDE!

For any subs?equent execution, under the ST mobile app, click on automations>smartapps in the bottom menu. The list of installed smartapps will then appear.