Advanced Lighting Timer by Domosapiens

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MAJOR NEW V11 - SEVERAL NEW FUNCTIONS (SEE REVISIONS TAB)

Sell sophisticated lighting automation to your clients.

Save time and money with this new driver! 

  • Lots of new functions for sophisticated lighting automation

  • More powerful and flexible than the Security Light driver 

  • Easier than ever to install with EASY CONFIG

  • New name, same low price

The new Advanced Lighting Timer driver from Domosapiens enables you to easily and fully manage automation contacts such as motion sensors and door contacts with associated timing and activation of one or more lights and lighting scenes.   There is no longer a need to define multiple and inter-related timers and do elaborate programming for such sensors.   All contact types are supported, including security system zones, and any type of light can be activated, including Advanced Lighting Scenes.

The driver Function starts (an event is triggered) when a contact is activated or a controlled light is turned on, and ends (an event is triggered) when the timer delay expires or optionally when the contact is deactivated.  The timer is automatically extended while the controlling contact remains active. 

Here a few examples of what this driver can do: 

  • A motion sensor activates a light, but only at night for example, or at specific times. The user may prevent the light from turning off at the end of the specified delay by increasing or decreasing its intensity while it is on. 

  • A closet light turns on when the door is opened and turns off when the door is closed or at the end of the specified delay, if the door is left open. 

  • Different Advanced Lighting Scenes may be activated at different times of day by a given motion sensor or door contact or even a Control4 keypad button. 

  • A motion sensor-controlled light may be prevented from turning off if the user remains still while watching television. Similarly, the light may be prevented from turning on if the user moves while watching television or a projector in a darkened room. Turning the television or projector off restores normal motion sensor/light operation. 

  • Different behaviours may be selected if a designated security system is armed or not. 

  • A motion sensor-controlled light may be prevented from turning on if another light is on in the same room. 

  • A light may be turned on manually by the user and automatically turn off after the specified delay. 

And many, many more…

While the driver replaces legacy sensor drivers, these may still be connected in parallel to give visual feedback of contact sensor state in Navigators. 

On the more technical side, here are some of the many enhancements in V2: 

  • Now 5 input contact bindings, also available via programming

  • Function duration may be different for each input contact

  • Ability to add up to 5 Advanced Lighting Scenes to each time/level element, as well as an optional duration override

  • New ‘End Function’ property

  • New ‘Input Contact Interaction’ property

  • New property ‘When Lights Turned On Manually’

  • New ‘Disabling Lights and TVs’ property as well as Disabling Contact

  • New properties to specify a security system and a second set of Light On specifications when the system is armed

  • New keypad bindings to allow triggering the Function from a keypad button (with LED feedback)

  • EASY CONFIG with several pre-configured situations

  • New Simulation Report to validate Light On Levels, including Advanced Lighting Scenes

  • Ability to test Function as of a specific time

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This driver enables you to efficiently manage contacts such as motion sensors and door contacts with associated timing and optional activation of one or more lights. There is no longer a need to define timers and create elaborate programming for such sensors. 

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OVERALL PROCESS

  • Each instance of this driver implements a Function (or “main Timer”) which can have one of four states: "Started" (or Active), “Started and On Hold”, "Ended" (or Inactive) and "Disabled" (cannot be started).
  • A Function is Started by one of five Input Contacts and Ends when the contact is reversed or when the Duration expires. Programming as well as a Keypad button may also Start and End the Function by simulating any Input Contact.
  • When the Function is Started, it can turn on Lights at different levels based on time of day and/or activate Advanced Lighting Scenes. This is reversed when the Function Ends.
  • The driver has a set of EASY CONFIG options to simplify setup for popular scenarios.
  • The driver also provides a sophisticated set of options (via Properties) to adapt the behavior of the Function to various situations and requirements.INSTRUCTIONS
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  1. Use the free trial period or activate the driver at any time by assigning to this project the license you purchased from the driverCentral website (requires the driverCentral cloud driver). You may use multiple copies of this driver in your project.
  2. Make the required contact connections (up to 5), likely with contact output(s) of a Home Controller or an IO Extender, or zone output(s) of a security system driver. Sensor interaction is defined in a Property. You may also connect keypad buttons to simulate contact activation.
  3. Try using EASY CONFIG and to select one of the pre-defined configurations. The important properties will be set up automatically. You may further customize other Properties once initially set by EASY CONFIG. Turn Debug On to see how Customization Properties are set by each pre-defined configuration.
  4. Specify the Function Duration(s). A single duration may be specified, or a different duration may be specified for each input contact used 
  5. Optionally select one or more Controlled Lights to be turned On when the Function starts and Off when the Function ends. To activate an Advanced Lighting Scene when the Function starts, connect the two supplied Default BUTTON_LINKs to the scene's TOP and BOTTOM connectors. These are subject to the Light Action property as well as the disabling capability described below. The default Advanced Lighting Scene will be activated only when the light level is to be non-zero at the time the Function starts. 
  6. Specify Light On Level either as a single value (e.g., 95%) or use the advanced specification as described below under ADVANCED ‘LIGHT ON LEVEL’ SPECIFICATION.
  7. Customize further, if desired, by using the Customization Properties (see below) 
  8. Use the Actions ‘Print Simulation Report’ and ‘Test Function Now for 10 seconds’ to validate your input, if desired. An EASY CONFIG option allows you to ‘Reset all Properties to Default values’.The following relate to Customization Properties (refer to TIPS FOR CUSTOMIZATION PROPERTIES below) for a full list.
  • Optionally select to End the Function upon contact reversal and/or delay expiry. This is useful for door contacts where the light needs to turn Off when the door is closed but also after a timeout when the door is left open 
  • Optionally connect a disabling/enabling sensor and select the appropriate property value. Disabling the Function prevents it from executing and may also be performed by an Action, by Programming or by Disabling Lights and TVs.
  • Optionally select other lights and/or TVs (Disabling Lights and TVs) which, when turned On, will temporarily disable the Function and prevent it from executing.
  • Optionally use the triggered events, programming variables and programming commands ("Activate/Deactivate the Contact", "Enable/Disable the Function", "End the Function immediately/after xx seconds" and “Put the Function On Hold”) as required. The Function is enabled by default.
  • Optionally select a Security System or Partition. This will cause two new properties to appear. Use the “Light On Level When Armed” and “Light On Level When Armed AWAY Specifically” properties in a way similar to the “Light On Level” Property. The driver will select the right set of levels depending on the status of the Security System when the Function starts.
  • Optionally, also install and connect legacy Control4 Sensor drivers (Motion Sensor, Door Contact Sensor, etc.) in parallel with this Advanced Lighting Timer driver. This will allow Navigator feedback of the sensor states and is entirely optional.

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See the documentation file included in the download package for more information.

1.0.0 June 27, 2015 - Initial Release

2.0.0 April 24, 2016 - Major new version: EASY CONFIG, Peer Activation, many new Connections, Properties, Actions and Commands

10.0.0  July 17, 2017 - Migrated to driverCentral, added output contact and relays, enhanced Function management, issues fixed

11.0.0 November 29, 2017 - Several issues fixed and the following features added:

  • New Custom operation per contact with trigger capability
  • New On Hold status for Function with Command and Event
  • Override button disables, enables or puts Function On Hold
  • Disabled state now persisted across Director restarts
  • New Light Action to restore lights to previous levels at end
  • New Light On Level when security system is armed AWAY specifically
  • New Light Interaction to handle lights/ALS individually or collectively
  • Time stamp of last operation in Driver Information
  • Connected Keypad LEDs now blink when Function is ending
  • Action to broadcast selected button colors to other instances