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Managing Rules in the Mobile App

Solution

Cox Homelife automation allows you to control all of your Homelife smart devices automatically. There are two types of Homelife automations: Rules and Scenes. Rules are based on event triggers such as time of day or system status.

The following rules are created by default.

Default Automation Description Created When
Any sensor active when I'm away, contact me. If the system is in Away mode, and any sensor is faulted (such as a door opening), a text message is sent to the account phone number. The first door/window sensor is added.
Any sensor active when I'm on vacation, contact me. If the system is in Vacation mode, and any sensor is faulted (such as a door opening), a text message is sent to the account phone number. The first door/window sensor is added.
Any non-motion sensor active at night, contact me. If the system is in Away mode, and any sensor except a motion sensor is faulted (such as a door opening), a text message is sent to the account phone number. The first door/window sensor is added.
Any carbon monoxide sensor active, contact me. If any carbon monoxide sensor is faulted, a text message is sent to the account phone number. The first carbon monoxide detector is added.
Any water sensor active, contact me. If any water sensor is faulted, a text message is sent to the account phone number. The first water/flood sensor is added.
Any smoke detector active, contact me. If any smoke detector is faulted, a text message is sent to the account phone number. The first smoke detector is added.
"My Camera X" camera motion when I'm away, take video clip. If "My Camera X" detects motion and the system is set to "away", take a video clip. Any camera with motion detection capability is added.



Follow the steps below to create and manage your rules. steps to set up a rule to lock the front door at sunset are outlined below.

1

From the Homelife app, click Sign In.

Note: Ensure that you set up contacts for Homelife notifications.

2

From the Overview screen, tap Automation.

image of overview screen - Automation menu

3

On the Automation screen, tap the + icon.


Image of top Automation bar with plus icon

4

On the New Automation screen, tap Rules.

Image of New Automation Rules selection
 

5

Tap a trigger to start your rule.
 
Important: The following is an example of creating a rule for A Time of Day Occurs.

Image of Rules Time of Day option
 

6

On the Which day(s) screen, tap Everyday, or select a specific day of the week, and then tap Next.
 
Note: The Which day(s) informs the rule to activate either everyday or on specific days of the week.
 
Image of Which Days screen
 

7

On the When on Any date ... screen, tap Start Sunset, and then tap Next.

Image of When on Any Date screen
 

8

On the When Sunset, Do This ... screen, tap Lock Door Lock, and then tap Next.

Note: Accounts with more than one door lock are prompted by another screen to select which doors. Multiple doors can be selected.

Image of When Sunset, Do This screen
 

9

On the New Automation screen, a rule confirmation screen displays.
 
Tap Save.
 
Result: This rule is now set to lock the front door lock at sunset every day of the week. 

Image of Save option

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