Is there a way to set a schedule for a group of products (in my case four smart bulbs)?

Re:Is there a way to set a schedule for a group of products (in my case four smart bulbs)?
2021-09-07 21:59:03

@Carl I'll put my hand up for this feature as well.  I'm doing a very large installation (it will be 90 Kasa devices throughout the house and front/back yard) and it's a replacement for a Wemo deployment that has gone from bad to worse over the years.  So far, Kasa wins hands down in absolutely every category but this lack of group scheduling is a major inhibitor right now and something (shockingly) that Wemo does very well.  Here is my use case:

 

- Schedule my 7 grouped outdoor plugs to turn on the landscaping transformers every night at dusk and off at 11pm (*** it would be AWESOME to have an offset ability as well, like "45 minutes before dusk")

- Turn off every light at 11pm (90 of them)

- Turn off all grouped closet and bathroom lights at 9am (20 of them... because my family just seems to love leaving them on)

- Turn off all grouped closet lights after they have been on for 10 minutes (11 of them)

 

One requirement would be that a device can be part of multiple groups, and inheret multiple scheduling settings.  This admittedly does get tricky and some contention logic needs to be developed, but all I can say is that if the folks at Wemo, who can't even seem to keep a simple switch on WiFi for more than a few weeks after 7 years of deevlopment can figure it out, I'm sure your Engineers can do better. :-)

 

Inconvenient not to have this for sure given the number of switches I have goign in and certainly I can drive it with IFTTT but I'd love to do it all in the app, which is really impressive otherwise!

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Re:Is there a way to set a schedule for a group of products (in my case four smart bulbs)?
2021-09-08 16:47:44

@NoMoreWemo 

 

I'll add it back to the suggestion list.  Right now its not possible as you know.  Also so you know IFTTT is likely not going to be an option since our devices, last time I checked, are not able to be trigger devices, only action devices.  I also am not sure how much longer IFTTT will be compatible.  Its quite expensive to be compatible with IFTTT, which is one of the reasons its limited to just action devices.  What you might want to look at is Samsung SmartThings.  We are fully compatible with there application and while I haven't used it before I have heard that this is a possible feature in that app.  Could be a good work around until we have added it. 

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Re:Is there a way to set a schedule for a group of products (in my case four smart bulbs)?
a week ago

My workaround was to do it all within Apple Shortcuts.  I know that isn't much help for Androind users.

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