Over Auto  

Developer: kmarkley's Plugins
Category: Virtual Devices and Scenes
Github: Github Repo
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Plugin ID: com.morris.over-auto
Latest release: v0.0.6 released on March 30, 2020
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Requires: Indigo v7.0.2 or higher
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Over Auto

Provides for both automatic control of a device and for manual override of that automatic control.

Say you want a bathroom fan to come on when the humidity exceeds some threshold. Easy enough, one trigger to turn it on and one to turn it off.

You can still turn the fan on at the switch, but to keep the automatic triggers from turning it back off you'll need actions to disable (and later re-enable) them. And if you want it to revert to automatic control at some point, you'll need a timer and another trigger - and a way to evaluate if it 'should' be on or off when the timer expires. Still not a big deal.

If you want all this to work the same way when you turn the switch off, just do everything again for the other state.

Now say you also want to override the automatic control of the fan from from a control page. Repeat again for the control page control on and off.

What if you also want to cancel the override when you leave the house? Even more triggers.

This is all perfectly do-able with Indigo, but after setting it up twice I decided to write a plugin to manage it all instead.

Much simpler.

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Released on: March 30, 2020
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2+
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xml bug fix

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Released on: March 6, 2020
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initial release

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Released on: April 6, 2019
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Remove github plugin updater in preparation for Indigo 7.3

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Released on: Sept. 13, 2018
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new state for override remaining time

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Released on: Aug. 23, 2018
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initial release