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Creating a Schedule

After you set up each controller in your home automation software, you can set up a schedule of events to control these devices. Here’s how to set up a schedule that turns on your new lamp module at sunset every day.

In your home’s device window (in Indigo), click the Time/Date Actions button in the left column. Next, click the New button at the top and give the action a name in the Create New Time/Date Action window. Click the Sunset radio button (Indigo looks this up in a table, so it should be accurate for each day), and click the Every Day button in the date section. Click OK (see Figure 6).

Figure 6

Figure 6 The above schedule triggers the living room lamp module to come on every day at sunset.

Your lamp will now come on. You can set these schedule events to do these mundane tasks as well as execute an AppleScript or even send an email message (in case you want to know if the lamp really comes on while you’re away).

Now that you have the Mac, the software, a module, and a schedule set up, you can repeat these steps to set up a whole home’s worth of devices and control them all remotely.

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