What is a Scene?

A scene is a grouping of rules that you can initiate with the single press of a button. For example, a single scene could perform a number of desired actions when you leave the house:

  • Arm security system
  • Lock all door locks
  • Turn off all the lights
  • Set thermostat to 19 degrees Celsius
  • Record a video

Here’s a list of Smart Home Monitoring devices that are compatible with scenes:

  • Touchpad (Arm/disarm)
  • Door Lock
  • Light Bulb
  • In-Wall Light Dimmer / Switch
  • Lamp Module
  • Small Appliance Module
  • Camera
  • Thermostat

For step-by-step instructions, check out Manage Scenes for Smart Home Monitoring

Differences between Rules and Scenes

A scene is similar to a grouping of rules, with a few differences. With Scenes:

  • Automations are initiated by the user instead of being scheduled or triggered by an event/non-event.
  • Automated text and email notifications cannot be created.
  • Creation, modification and deletion of scenes can only be done via the mobile app.

Learn more about rules