I am curious how many people set device statuses by switching modes?
I don’t use that for anything except arming/disarming sensors. But I do have large scenes and reactor activities that set devices which could possibly be aligned simply with a mode. Then I could have move the bulk of actions into the house mode switching, triggered by a more complex Reactor condition perhaps, and then have remaining items handled specifically by Reactor if they don’t fit the ‘blanket mode’ setting.
I only ask because I’m wondering if this is easier overhead on Vera or not.
Simple real life example for me:
“Morning” lights Reactor Condition from within my “Bedtime or Awake” Reactor sensor:
Which then runs this activity set:
And the first activity is to a run a the “Morning Lights” Scene, which I’ve had natively in Vera UI forever.
Which in turn includes switching the house mode to Home.
Then I can setup other Reactor conditions, etc, that rely on Home mode.
Very long story, short, is that I’m using House Modes as a flag to determine states. Sleep, Away, and generic Daytime. But since I’m switching these already would it be easier/simpler to just embed many of the device actions into the mode switching?