What are Activity Types?

Some Activities related terminology has changed. Activities now have 4 well-defined types:

  • Media Activity: Traditional activity that opens an Action Panel and changes the current activity for the room. Has Start and/or Stop commands.
    • To create this type of activity select Add Activity > select the Media Device you want to use from the Select Devices screen > Assign your Room > set Activity Type to Media > select Setup Add Command under Start and Stop Commands tab if needed.
  • Inline Activity: Any activity that does not change the current activity for the room. Can open an Action Panel if needed. Has Start commands. There are 3 variations of Inline activity:
    1. Simple: Start commands with no Action Panel. Used to execute commands as needed.
      • To create this type of activity select Add Activity > select Skip on the Select Devices screen > Assign your Room > select Setup > Add Command under Start Commands tab.
    2. Toggle: Has both Start and Stop commands with no Action Panel, tracks its own state.
      • To create this type of activity select Add Activity > select Skip on the Select Devices screen > Assign your Room > select Setup > Add Command under Start and Stop Commands tab.
    3. Popup: Start commands with Action Panel. Used to open an Action Panel when you don’t want to change the current activity for the room.
      • To create this type of activity select Add Activity > select the Device you want to use from the Select Devices screen > Assign your Room > set Activity Type to Inline > enable Action Panel > select Setup Add Command under Start Commands tab if needed.
  • Homebar Scene: New Activity type that can exist in both its room and the Homebar categories for the devices it controls. Many activities that were previously Toggle activities should be converted to Homebar Scenes to benefit from live feedback state tracking if they were primarily designed to control lights, shades, locks, outlets, and home devices.
    • To create this type of activity select Add Activity > select the smart home Devices you want to use for the scene from the Select Devices screen > Assign your Room > change Activity Type to Homebar Scene > Select Setup > Add Command for each device as desired for the scene. You can enable Show in Room if you want the scene to be visible in the Room as well as the Homebar.
  • Power Off: Stop commands only.
    • To create this type of activity select Add Activity > select Skip from the Select Devices screen > Assign your Room > change Activity Type to Power OFF > select Setup Add Command under Stop Commands tab.

See our User Guide for more information on Activities.