Automate Your Home with Smart Actions

Automate Your Home with Smart Actions

Automate Your Home with Smart Actions
Automate Your Home with Smart Actions
2020-04-02 11:17:16
Model: Tapo P100  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: V1

What if you could turn off all your home devices with just one simple tap when you are leaving home? Or imagine that all the lights come on automatically at sunset. Sounds pretty convenient and smart, doesn’t it?

With Smart Actions, giving your home that level of intelligence is a snap.

Smart Actions automate repetitive tasks, allowing you to blaze through tedium with the utmost ease. Set everything up once and never have to worry about it again.

For Tapo devices, there are two kinds of Smart Actions—Shortcut and Automation.

Shortcut

Shortcut lets you perform an action with a simple tap. It takes a preset group of smart devices (such as smart plugs and smart bulbs) and lets you customize and control them simultaneously with a touch of your smartphone or tablet to easily set your mood or fit any special occasion.

For example, when you are ready for bed, you can turn off your smart devices and dim the lights with one action. Rather than turning everything off one by one.

Automation

Automation allows you to automate tasks to be performed at a set time. For example, you might want to turn the lights on a few minutes before you get home from work every weekday. Of course you can do this manually, but that can be tedious. Especially so if you forget to do it one day.

With Automation, just set the trigger time and add the action with all the lights you want to turn on from within the app. Then every day at that time all the lights will automatically switch on. This is the perfect way to add a bit of automation to your home.

Automating your home allows you to complete tasks instantly and simultaneously. You don’t even have to think about it from the moment you wake up to the moment you drift asleep, Smart Actions make your home not only safer, but more comfortable.

For detailed instructions of Smart Actions in the Tapo app, refer to How to create an automation or a shortcut of my Tapo device.

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2020-06-25 19:24:13

@TP_TechWriter Why doesn't scheduling work at all on the P100 4-set I bought today? It needs an update of firmware (which of course I did at installing) but still doesn't work.

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Re:Automate Your Home with Smart Actions
2022-08-09 09:06:57

Hello everyone, 

Here we'd like to share some frequently used FAQs that may help you set up smart action feature for your tapo devices: 

 

 

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2024-01-06 17:06:53 - last edited 2024-01-06 17:28:15

  @TP_TechWriter , I cannot find any information on aborting a shortcut or automation.  One could turn on a smart plug an set a schedule to turn off in three hours.   I could stop the timer (to keep it on).   If I create a shortcut to do the same thing (turn on then turn off in 3hrs), I do not see a command to abort the shortcut.  This was just a simple example.

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