AngusMarshall

Newbie questions (sorry if stupid)... (1) what's the best way to collect projects together related to a property. And if I have 2 or more properties with automation, can I set up project areas somehow to manage all projects/flows related to each? And a dashboard for each? I don't want to use different emails/accounts. (2) is there a connector/method to link from one project to another (eg. set up a project that can be re-used by multiple other projects, like a sub-routine)? This can be helpful for example with a link to IFTTT which can then be created once but instantiated multiple times instead of having to duplicate it in several projects. (3) is there a way to establish a setting (eg. "guest mode" to be "on" or "off") and then have that used in the decision logic. An example use case would be if the property had a guest staying, then run projects in a certain way, or don't run projects etc. In Stringify this was achieved using variables or SmartThings virtual switches. Thank you!

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  • LGNEO

    Hello Angus, nice to see other Stringify (R.I.P.) members.....

    April 11
    • AngusMarshall
      AngusMarshall
      Definitely. Nice to see you too. I guess like you I'm desperately seeking an alternative, and frankly struggling to find something as functional and easy to use. This system looks very promising but has some critical gaps. I've ordered a Hubitat and a Pi 3b so many options being investigated right now for my next platform of choice :)
    • LGNEO
      LGNEO
      Same here, looking at all the services I can find that are at least close to our departing friend. I to ordered the 3b and other peripherals. This time I don't want to put all the eggs into one basket - just to have it crushed!
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  • Newbie questions (sorry if stupid)...
    (1) what's the best way to collect projects together related to a property. And if I have 2 or more properties with automation, can I set up project areas somehow to manage all projects/flows related to each? And a dashboard for each? I don't want to use different emails/accounts.
    (2) is there a connector/method to link from one project to another (eg. set up a project that can be re-used by multiple other projects, like a sub-routine)? This can be helpful for example with a link to IFTTT which can then be created once but instantiated multiple times instead of having to duplicate it in several projects.
    (3) is there a way to establish a setting (eg. "guest mode" to be "on" or "off") and then have that used in the decision logic. An example use case would be if the property had a guest staying, then run projects in a certain way, or don't run projects etc. In Stringify this was achieved using variables or SmartThings virtual switches.

    Thank you!
    April 13
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