Rules for arriving at home

Cupertino, October 27, 2020

Scenario: I set up an automation to turn on a group of outdoor lights when someone gets home. Essentially, during the garage lights on, so they do not have to be turned on all the time. The lights will go out upon arrival and will go out after x minutes.

Exception: there are a few nights when they come with a set time and stop after two hours.

Problem: When someone arrives during these scheduled windows, they return to Anyone Arrives automation, stopping them before the scheduled time.

Resolution: I'm pretty sure HK doesn't offer an exception rule or a solution to it, so are there applications that could accomplish this? Basically, the exception would be if the lights are already on when someone arrives, the automation of arrival will not be triggered.

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