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I know it cant be this hard.
What should be easy for me, it driving me crazy.

I am setting up CQC for the first time. I have been on two webinars, but some what has been the simplest task in my previous automation process is baffling me in CQC.

Here is the scenario:

I have ELK M1
It is contolling lights through Zwave.
I can control lights from CQC through ELK

But I am stumped on timers.

In my previous life an action would look like this:

Motion is sensed
Turn light on
Set timer for 15 minutes
When timer expires, turn light off.

Simple - all done in one screen.

Can someone give me point by point directions on how to do this in CQC using ELK to control the lights. I dont care if the timers are in ELK or CQC. If I can grasp it once then I can replicate it again. I use many timers in my setup

George M
I just learned how to do this by reading IVB's excellent tips:

check the recording of Saturday's webinar; i could have sworn we covered this so you could even follow along, but i may be mixing it up with the 3/8 session.
Some of my devices: Sonos, Aeotec zWave, Nest, Rain8Net, Various H/T
What's next: CQC-Voice, Brultech GEM
My vlogs:

We did go over it some on Sat. I am downloading the video now. I'll see if it refreshes my memory. I just need to grasp the sequenses in my head and then I'll be good to go.

George M
ok. Net net, here's the babysteps:

George M Wrote:Motion is sensed
Turn light on
setup a trigger on that field, both
1) in the "browse drivers & fields" section on that zone in the Elk, and
2) as a triggered event that does a "New Field Value Equals" of Violated for that zone.
3) in the actions, do a FieldWrite(lightingdriver.field,On)
Quote:Set timer for 15 minutes
In same trigger as above, start your countdown timer. You'll need to have actually installed the timer driver though.
Quote:When timer expires, turn light off.
setup 2nd trigger
1) in the "browse drivers & fields" as a trigger on that countdown timer field, make sure you "only send an event if IsEqual 0"
2) 2nd trigger for when NewFieldValueEquals 0 for the Countdown timer field.
3) In actions, do a FieldWrite(lightingdriver.field,Off)

What could be easier :-)
Some of my devices: Sonos, Aeotec zWave, Nest, Rain8Net, Various H/T
What's next: CQC-Voice, Brultech GEM
My vlogs:
Thanks IVB

Thats what I was looking for.

Well it finally clicked. It was after reading pjgregory's explaination in the thread that dkemme referenced (thanks dkemme) that I found where I was having the problem.

I was trying to set a value for the timer i.e. 5 or 300 for five minutes instead of the "InvokeCmd" command. Dont know that I ever saw that documented in any of the tutorials or videos I have watched.

Anyway thanks, and off to my next challange - incorporating the Nuvo Concerto into the mix.


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