The X10 SmartMacro Software Module adds "conditional capability" to the existing macros in the ActiveHome Pro Software. This means that you can now check one or more conditions before running a macro. Then, your macro can control lights and appliances differently depending on the results.
What is a Macro? A Macro is the term used to describe a series of commands. It's like a to-do list that you do in order! In X10 terms, this could mean turning on the front walkway lights, then the porch light, and finally turning on the entry-way chandelier at 50% brightness.
What is a Condition? A condition is something that must be met before doing something else. For example, if your room is clean, you can go out and play. Or, if it's after 9 p.m., turn on the porch lights. With SmartMacros, conditions can be based on time, day of year, day of week, the status of a module, a flag that has been set and other options.
Simple Step-by-Step Condition Wizard: Turning an ordinary macro into a Smart Macro is a snap with the step-by-step condition wizard. You'll see plain English options like "It's after the time I specify" and familiar clocks to clearly show the times you select. You'll get:
- Step-by-step guide
- Point-and-click selections
- Plain English choices
- Quick dawn/dusk settings
- Visual clock display
- Set by day, date or time
- Set by module status
- Add multiple conditions
Flexible Triggers Start Your Smart Macros:
There are many ways to start a Smart Macro.
Any of the following triggers can be used:
- Motion Sensors
- Remote Controls
- Plug-in Controllers
- Wireless Switches
- Touch-Tone Controller
- Other Macros
Smart Macros Advanced Mode For the Power User:
When you want maximum flexibility and control, engage the Advanced Mode. This mode gives you the ability to create more complex Smart Macros that include multiple conditions using AND, OR and ELSE logic. Plus, you'll have direct access to 12 Conditional Modules and their properties.
All this and easy to use too! The traditional logic and conditions are still presented in plain English. And, the intelligent drag-and-drop interface automatically adjusts as you add Conditional Modules to clearly show your options and guide you through the process.
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- Detect a car entering your drive and depending on the time, turn on lights or sound a charm!
- Light a path to your door for yourself or guests only after dusk to ensure safety and security!
- Save energy by turning off the lights when no activity is detected in a room for a period of time.