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personalize your smart home

Help your home run itself

Make your smart home more you

You can set up your smart home to work just the way you want. Here’s how:


Set Rules so your devices work on their own, like having your lights turn on when you unlock the front door.


Create Scenes to activate devices together, like locking your doors and turning off your lights when you tap the Bedtime Scene.


Set up text and email notifications, like getting a text if someone unlocks the front door.

home automation rules

Your house, your Rules

Set Rules for your devices, from pairing actions to setting schedules. Here are our favorites:*

Front door camera

Never miss a moment at home. Get emailed a video clip when the front door opens, so you can see your kids get home safely from school.

Perfect temperature

Set the temperature to change throughout the day, so it always feels just right.

Smart night lights

Set a Smart LED Light Bulb to dim to 10% brightness at bedtime and turn off at sunrise.

Self-locking doors

Rest easy knowing your doors can lock themselves each night at any time you choose.

*Rules options vary based on your Homelife service tier and devices.

Making the Rules

You can make Rules straight from the Homelife app. Here’s how:

  1. Sign in to the Homelife app
  2. Tap the Automations tab and select Rules
  3. Choose one of the suggested Rules, or tap Create Custom to create a new Rule
  4. Select a trigger to activate your Rule (When this happens...), and then select an action (...do this)
  5. Name your Rule and tap Save when you’re done
  6. You can change your Rule whenever by selecting the Rule, choosing triggers and adjusting the conditions
  7. Turn Rules off and on by selecting a Rule and tapping the Rule On/Off button
  8. Delete a Rule by selecting it and tapping the Delete button at the bottom of the screen

Set the Scene

Scenes let you group device actions, so you can control several devices with a tap. Here are our favorites*:

Good Morning

Sets your system to Home mode, turns on your lights and adjusts your thermostat.


Sets your system to Away mode, turns off your lights and adjusts your thermostat.

Coming Home

Sets your system to Home mode, turns on your lights, unlocks the front door and adjusts your thermostat.

Good Night

Sets your system to Night mode, locks your doors, turns off your lights and adjusts your thermostat.

*Scenes options vary based on your Homelife service tier and devices.

Create and activate Scenes

You can set up Scenes in seconds. Just:

  1. Sign in to the Homelife app
  2. Tap the Automation tab, then tap Create Scene
  3. Choose a pre-made Scene or tap Create Custom to make your own
  4. Name your Scene by tapping the pencil icon next to My Scene, then choose an icon and tap Save
  5. Tap Add Device and add a device to your Scene, then tap Next
  6. Follow the instructions on-screen to customize your actions
  7. Tap Save when you’re done (you’ll find all Scenes in the My Scenes section of the Automation tab and on your Overview screen)
  8. Tap on a Scene to activate it
  9. To edit or delete a Scene, tap the options (three dots) icon, then change settings or tap Delete at the bottom of the screen

setting notifications

You're always in the know

No need to check in. Set up notifications for when something happens at home. You can even alert your Homelife contacts of some system changes and Rules.

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