Smart Action 2.0 - Unlock Next-Level Smart Home Automation

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Tapo Smart Actions 2.0: Geofencing, Conditional Automations, Custom Notifications, and More!

The Smart Actions for Tapo has received a complete overhaul, bringing some of your most requested features, such as Conditional Automations, Custom Sensor Durations, Geofencing, and much more! The features are rolling out to everyone over the coming weeks, so make sure to check your app store for any updates to the Tapo App!


0ab20d5cd683450e88f6560491e91ac8 🌍 Location-Based Automations with Geofencing!

You can now automate your home based on your phone’s location. It's now possible to have your lights turned on whenever you arrive home or to automatically save energy by turning your devices off when you leave home.

  • Your Phone can be used as a location trigger in automations.
  • Multiple Phones and Locations can be used for automation.
  • Customizable Zone for detecting location.
  • Optional Enhanced Location Can Greatly Improve Location Accuracy22e24c43296a4715aafabc3e42d23cab


Learn More About Tapo’s Geofencing Feature


Create Conditional Automations

It is now possible to add additional limits and conditions to your automations!8e18b47a30e64404babc2dc2e504065e

When creating a Smart Action, you will see an added section for “IF.” Adding a Condition in this section will only allow your automation to proceed if the conditions are met.



After adding an “If” statement to your automation, you will see a dropdown allowing you to change whether the automation will be triggered if all the conditions are met or if any of the conditions are met.

The conditions allowed vary by device but are often like the triggers you see for devices. Below are the conditions that the team was able to find throughout the app.

  • Contact Sensors: Open, Closed
  • Water Leak Sensor: Sensor Activated, Sensor Normal
  • Motion Sensors: Coming Soon!
  • Cameras: Privacy Mode On, Privacy Mode Off
  • Lights / Plugs / Switches: Device On, Device Off
  • Temperature Sensors: Temperature Over, Temperature Below, Temperature within a Specified Range; Humidity Over, Humidity Below, Humidity Within a Specific Range


🔔 Custom Notifications for Automations and Shortcuts

004391175c734a24ad60afac1d2532e1 With the new automation action “Send Me Notifications,” you can now send a customizable notification to the phones on which you have installed the Tapo app.

This can be useful as another method of alerting you of changes to your home sensors or verifying that your smart home and automations are working as expected.


🗣Seamless Integration with Siri Shortcuts

It has never been easier to control your Tapo Smart home from your iOS device, whether through the improved integration with your Siri Voice Assistant, your home screen widgets, or the improved integration between Siri and Tapo shortcuts.

The new Shortcuts Quick Control option allows you to quickly select which shortcuts you would like added to your Siri Shortcuts and Widgets. Once you set a shortcut, you will have no problem using your devices in the Shortcuts app and the rest of your Apple ecosystem!

Don't Use the Apple Ecosystem? The Shortcut Quick Controls will also allow you to select shortcuts on your widgets and your Tapo App's home screen.


Even More to Discover!

8c8a1b8886534bf58a0eb9802263bf82 Customizable Time Durations for Motion and Contact Sensors

It is now possible to set a custom duration for your sensor’s automations. This means that your motion and contact sensors will not trigger your automation until a device is in a specific state for a period of time (‘x’ minutes).

e.g. No Motion for ‘X’ Minutes, Door Kept Open for ‘X’ Minutes

(30 Seconds to 1 Hour)


📝 Simplified Automation Creation



Select Multiple Devices: New Automation and Shortcut option for Select Multiple Devices when Creating Your Automations

Duplicate Shortcuts: Create Duplicate Shortcuts and Automations for Easy Editing and Testing of New Actions

History: Quickly View a timeline of events for an automation



e3529e9883cc4ef6aaa7afb91077a69f 🕒Add In-Action Delays to Your Automations!

Creating In-Action Delays allows for more intricate automations and sequences of actions. Alternatively, you can use the feature to keep your lights on, even if motion is no longer detected.

We recommend utilizing the new delays by creating an automation that will begin dimming your lights after motion is no longer detected, adding a delay or buffer for a few minutes, and finally, an action to turn off the lights.


📖 See Problems in Your Automation and Shortcut History

  • If an automation or shortcut fails to execute correctly, your automation and shortcut history will allow you to see what parts of the action failed and provide a summary of how your automations work.
  • Available for Both Individual Automations and all Automations
  • History View for All Automations is on Your Automation Home Screen





Common Questions:

Can I use Tapo’s Smart Action 2.0 Platform with Kasa Devices?

Yes! The improvements to the automation platform can benefit all Kasa devices in the Tapo app. However, you must still configure and manage these automations from the Tapo app.

Learn More About Integrating Your Kasa Devices to the Tapo App


Do these new Smart Actions use the New Local Smart Action Feature?

It depends mainly on the devices used in your automation – some devices still require an active internet connection for smart actions to function.

Recently, the H100 and H200 Tapo Smart Hubs received an update adding support for local smart actions. This means the devices do not need to communicate with the internet but can instead communicate directly with each other through the hub.

With the new Smart Action platform, this feature has become even more powerful, allowing for quicker automations and increased stability. Local Smart Actions require a compatible smart hub and can be identified by a Tapo home icon in the upper right of the automation card.


Learn More About Local Smart Actions in Our Introduction to the Feature




*Note: Previous versions of the Tapo app cannot manage automations created using the new Smart Action 2.0 platform. Please make sure to update the app on all your devices.


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@Riley_S, thanks for the reply and idea! That sounds like such a great way to track and maintain the consistency of the habitat. Now I need to get myself a temperature sensor for the tank. Looking forward to reconfiguring it and making it more of an automated tank based off of the live environment, not just lamps on at sunrise and lamps off at sunset like I currently have it. :) 

Nice to find here!

Just now learning about Tapo's Smart Actions 2.0, but looking forward to learning more and seeing how it can improve my Tapo smart device usages.

Incorporating Home/Away detection modes with geofencing into the Tapo app would be handy. It would increase Tapo's value for sure.
Do you have any plans to add this new feature?