Creating a VERA Scene

A scene enables you to control various devices on your home automation network with one single command.
The scene can be activated manually by you or from a sensor or other device on the network.

For instance a scene can be activated by a motion sensor to automatically turn several light on (at different brightness levels) as well as an appliance, and then after a set period of time turn the lights off.

This guide shows how to create a scene in the VERA Z-Wave Controller.

Creating a Scene in VERA

For this example we will create a scene that will turn on two lights (one lamp and one stairs light).

Scenes are created and edited in VERA's Automation Tab, to create a scene:

  • Log into your VERA by typing its IP address into your browser or go to http://micasaverde.com/setup
  • Go to the Automation tab and click New Scene
  • Give the new scene a name - in this example I used 'Demo Light'
  • Select the device to be controlled by the scene - I selected 'Fibaro Wall Plug' (On) and 'Stairs Light' (60%)
  • Choose a Room from the drop-down list - I selected 'A Demo'

 

Creating a VERA Schedule

  • Click the green 'Confirm Changes' button to save the Scene
  • Click the red 'Save' button to save changes to VERA

Saving the Scene in VERA

  • When VERA has saved the scene, click the blue 'Continue' button on the 'Save Data' screen.

VERA Save Data Screen


Adding a Delayed Action to the Scene

You can easily add delayed actions to your scene.

For our example we can set the scene to automatically turn the lights off after 2 minutes.

  • Click the scene's 'Wrench' icon to allow you to edit it
  • Click the drop-down menu that says 'immediate' (next to the scene's name)
  • Click 'Manage Delays'
  • At the bottom of the window enter the delay period - for this example enter '2' and select 'minutes'
  • Click Close

Adding delays to a VERA Schedule

 

  • Now select the action to happen after the delay period - for this example select the 'Off' button in the scene's two devices

 

Device Action after Delay Period

  • Click the green 'Confirm Changes' button to save the Scene
  • Click the red 'Save' button to save changes to VERA
  • When VERA has saved the scene, click the blue 'Continue' button on the 'Save Data' screen.

Activating the Scene

The scene can be activated (run) in three basic ways

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