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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.
 
Note: This process is an example of creating a custom rule to lock the front door at sunset every day of the week. Other options can be should be selected to establish a rule that best fits your needs.

1

From the Homelife app, click Sign In.

Note: Enable push notifications to receive information about keeping your Homelife app updated..

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 to display suggested rules for installed devices or to create a customer rule.

Image of New Automation Rules selection
 

5

Tap either Create Custom or one of the suggested rules to continue.
 
Important: The following is an example of creating a custom rule to lock the front door at sunset.
 
image of new automation rules screen

6

On the My Rule screen, under When this happens..., tap Select Event, or select a specific day of the week, and then tap Next.

Image o my rules screen
 

7

On the Select Event screen, tap Set Time, and then tap Continue.

Image of When on set time screen
 

8

On the Set Time screen, complete the following.

  • From Days of the Week, tap the days to run the rule.
  • From Time of Day, tap either Sunrise, Sunset, or Set Time to select a specific time.

Tap Add.

Image of set time and day screen

9

On the My Rules screen, from Do this, tap Select Event.
 
Image of select event option

10

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

11

From the Rule Confirmation screen, tap Save to create the rule.
 
Note: From the process above we created a rule to lock the front door at sunset everyday of the week.

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