Rules UI - Almond+ 2014

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As of firmware R069bk BETA, Rules for home automation was included. The following section will help explain how to use the Rules UI and it includes examples of a couple of simple rules.

Getting started

Once you've updated to the new firmware, you might have to do a hard refresh to get the rules tab to load properly. What you should see is in the below screenshot.

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To create your first rule, simply click on the magic wand (Click to add a new rule). You should now see the screen below.

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The IF part of the rule starts automatically and it's known as a Trigger. The Trigger is the condition that has to be met before a rule would start.


The first thing you want to do is to pick one or more triggers. In this first example, we're going to pick a door/window sensors and when it's opened, something should happen.

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Simply click on Open, followed by the tick mark in the top right hand side corner to save the trigger part of the rule.

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You should now see the following screen, which means that you've successfully set up the trigger part of the rule.

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The second part to a rule is THEN, i.e. what will happen once the IF condition(s) is/are meet.


The Rules UI has an option to put in a delay before something should be triggered. The Wait time can be set to seconds or minutes and the maximum delay is 5 minutes.

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In this case we've put in a Wait of 5 seconds.

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Now it's time to pick an "action" i.e. what's going to happen once the trigger is triggered. In this cease, we're turning on a binary switch. Simply click on "ON" icon for the binary switch and the action will be saved.

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Once the action has been saved, you should see it appear under THEN. You can add multiple actions to the same "THEN" statement.