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ADT ST Security Hub Arm / Disarm

paul_hernandez@me.com 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Shane Trapp 6 days ago 15

Is it possible to arm / disarm (with pin) using the ADT ST Security Hub from a Tileset?

Answer

Hi Paul,


I changed your Question into a "Feature Request": Control of Arm/Disarm (and possibly other SmartThings ADT Security Hub functionality) is not a currently available ActionTiles function.


  • SmartThings has not published an API or any specifications for controlling the ADT Security Hub features.
  • SmartThings Community developers / power-users / hackers have discovered undocumented and unsupported APIs that seem to work.
  • ActionTiles could attempt to use these APIs, but we always hesitate to use unsanctioned hooks.
    • Since it is undocumented the functionality may be unstable and may change or be disabled by SmartThings and/or ADT at any time.
    • As a "Works With SmartThings"™ (WWST) certified app, we might be penalized for using the unsanctioned API, even after putting in the effort, testing it, and rolling it out to our customers.

That said; if there is significant customer interest here ( Topic VOTES! ), we might consider taking the risk: Though, seriously, we would be much more happy if the indication of customer interest convinced SmartThings to officially open the API, or at least grant ActionTiles a formal exception.


Thanks,

...Terry.

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iFrame Tiles (web page embedding)

dennybono 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by David 1 month ago 36

It would be nice to be able to display a small iframe "tile" on my panel. For example my access points have apis that allow me to view their status. I'd like to show that on my panel.

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How to: Plex Tiles!

iam 4 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Jon Rohan 1 month ago 17

I started this project some time ago just don't have time to make it a "official project/app."

Overview

A (very basic) PHP file uses the Tautulli API to get the most recently played movie TV show ETC and re-displays the image.


Possible upgrades if anyone is interested in forking it.  Adding a global host and API Key, adding global specific methods to each action, image caching ETC..

Prerequisites

  • Some basic tech knowledge  (I will answer some questions but have no plans of fully supporting this.)
  • Plex (obviously)
  • Tautulli - https://tautulli.com/  (Even if you don't want to do this, is still a great tool.)
  • PHP web server

1.  Enable the Tautulli API from: /settings#tab_tabs-web_interface

2. Get Tautulli API Key also at the bottom of that page.

3.  Note all the section ids from /libraries using Tautulli (example: /library?section_id=8)

4. Save the attached file (recently_played.phprecently_played.php) to your web server.

5. Edit that file and add your $host and $api_key values (from step #2)

6. Add the media title to AT.  This will be your web server url along with the section id.  Example: https://domain.com/recently_played.php?section=4

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Map Attribute value to custom value in Tile Footer

Ing. Ricardo Guevara 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Sim1011 2 months ago 2

I want to suggest a small change, but very important for my future projects.


I want to be able to change the tile status in the footer to a custom WORD status.


e.g.: When a contact sensor reports OPEN, the tile status should show ACTIVE, LIFTED or NOTHING AT ALL. -or- When that contact sensor is CLOSED, the tile status should show INACTIVE, LOCKED or NOTHING AT ALL. Same thing for other sensors.


Please check the picture attached to have a better idea. Please thumbs up in case you guys like the change.




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is there a way to make an infomation tile also execute a seperate url command?

tboguejr 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1
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Dynamic Panel Shortcut?

Tom_G_2010 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated 2 months ago 3

Is there anyway to create a panel shortcut tile that can return you to whatever previous panel you came from?

At present I have four Fire Tablets around the house and I am at a point where I have enough smart devices in my home that I have them grouped across several Action Tiles panels:  Bedrooms, Kitchen/Living Room, Basement, Yard, Cameras.On each table I have a home page panel that is unique that tablet location with location specific content.  At the bottom of that panel I have a set of panel shortcuts to navigate to the shared panels mentioned above.

From the Home page panel (Kitchen home page panel shown below) I can navigate to any of the shared panels such as the Downstairs panel show below that.  However, the only way back to the main menu I came from would be to have a main menu button to go to each tablet home page or an addition shared page with panel shortcuts for each.  The panel shortcut tiles needed for the first idea eat up to much screen real-estate.  the second idea works but requires two steps to get back to a main menu.

What I would like to do instead is have the main menu panel shortcut tiles trigger a script that notes what main menu I came from before sending me to the sub panel.  And, when use the Main Menu panel shortcut tile on that sub panel to return the script then sends me back to where I came from.


Any ideas on how to do that?  I'm wondering if I can use a URL shortcut tile instead of panel shortcuts and use those to trigger a script that would manage this...

Any ideas or input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom G.

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Colour picker not showing up for my device

George Ricketts 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 2

I'm having issues getting the colour picker to show up in ActionTiles when using an H801 RGB device. It will show the current colour of the LED strip at the bottom of the switch tile but I can't see any way to enter the colour picker menu.

I saw previous threads around ensuring the color, hue and saturation attributes are populated correctly and that appears to be the case.

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Static text on a tile?

Ryan McGinty 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Kevin1 2 months ago 4

I am wondering what the recommended method to simply add a tile that has information on it is? For instance, I am making an "Emergency Info" with the address, phone numbers for non-911 emergency services in my area etc. I just need to create a tile and essentially give it a caption. I've searched for other topics, but most get more complicated than what am looking to do. Is there a simple method to accomplish this? Thanks in advance for any information! 


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How are you adding your music players to ActionTiles?

Sidney 10 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Sandz 3 months ago 23

I was just wondering how everyone else is adding their music players to ActionTiles.

I am using an app called Echo Speaks that is added to my SmartThings as a Smart App.

I can control the Echo's Play, Stop, Pause, Volume and Skipping.

Right now, I can only control the Volume of the Fire HDs.


The individual Echo Tiles also show up in their respective Room Panels.  So when I go into the Living Room Panel, the 'Echo - Living Room' tile is in there as well.

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Sports scores

jpozzoli 10 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Bryan Mack 3 months ago 4

Is it possible to have a tile, or perhaps several, to show scores of certain teams (which I define) across different sports?

Answer

Hi Brian,

There no direct way to implement this functionality. However, you could create a Media Tile and link to an image that displays the score and have the image refresh periodically.

Thanks

Alex

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Only show tiles for Open windows and Doors?

Is there a way to make tiles "disappear" when they meet certain conditions?  My use case is for the alarm - I only want to see tiles for the open windows and doors so that I can see at a glance if there are issues.  Is that possible?

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Radio buttons anyone?

MaxVonEvil 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 4

Hi, wondering if anyone else are doing something along these lines.

I have several devices for which I wish to offer a set of choices using tiles.

Example 1: Run poolpump at 1200, 2900 or 3450 rpm

Example 2: Run sprinklers for 5, 10 or 20 minutes.

Example 3: Pan outdoor camera to position 1,2,3...N

So far I've manage to McGyver this by creating tiles for virtual switches and having a CASE statement in webcore turn the others off when one is pushed, setting variable values as required (if anyone wants to know how to set it up, contact me separately):




the above all works nicely, but it's slooow. Some times it can take up to 5-8 seconds before the previous button in an emulated radio button set is released as I have to wait for webcore to flip the other switches and do it's thing.

Dear Terry/Alex. Was wondering if you had given though to if it was possible to somehow bring this capability into AT? As I'm sure you'd agree given the few examples above, the possibilities are vast and many.


I suppose that besides my webcore-frankensteining multiple tiles into one radio-button, there are other more neat and efficient ways to implement a selection GUI element (perhaps a single tile offering the equivalent of dropdown selection box?)


However I guess the real question is how to communicate said selection back to smartthings. What if it was agreed to use a custom virtual button/button panel DTH, where the button pressed was equivalent to the selection? Would that make any sense?

Even though this feature request probably would not be around the corner any time soon, I'd love to hear your initial thoughts on it

Thanks,

Max



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Tile for Plex

MR landen 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by iam 4 months ago 15

Please add a Tile(s) that can control Plex.

Answer

We are not planning on interfacing directly to various non-SmartThings platforms (be it Plex, Wink, Vera, Home Assistant, ...) at this time.


If someone develops a conforming "Media Controller" Device Type Handler for Plex for SmartThings, then ActionTiles's Media Control Tile will interface with it.

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All or Multiple Contact Sensors Tile and Multiple (view-only) Switches Tile

David Latham 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 21

How about a tile that combines multiple contact sensors? On my phone it takes up a lot of space to have a tile for each sensor. Could we have one that says "All doors - closed / Door open". Then if a door is open have a pop up window that lists the open doors.


Another description from Merged Topic:

Would it be possible to add a summary tile, for the purpose of summarizing a bunch of similar devices?

For example - if any open/close sensor (in a specified group of sensors) is open, display an orange tile, else a gray tile. Possibly if you tap on the tile it would take you to a user-defined panel (which the user would have set up up to display the appropriate devices).

I thought about setting up a virtual switch, but I don't see a way to have that switch represent "all windows closed" vs. "any window open".

Another example (more complicated than I need, but might be useful to some) - the average, minimum, and maximum temperatures of a set of temperature sensors.

My rationale - on my main panel I have an "at a glance" section that displays the status of three doors (open/closed) and two door locks (locked/unlocked). I have now added 6 window sensors, which would make the "at a glance" be more like a novel.

Thanks.

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Weather Tile That uses a forecast to output what kids should wear?

James Vondale 5 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated 5 months ago 4

My wife has challenged me to create a tile that looks at the weather forecast for the day and tells the kids what kind of clothes/coats to wear that day (Michigan weather...right?)

Before I go down this journey of discovery I was wondering if anyone has done anything like this?  Essentially I believe that it needs to call on something like openweather and then output based on parameters i set.  It then needs to create a jpg of that and deploy it to a webserver that i'll run off a raspberry pi with python.  

Worse comes to worse i'll just do an excel formula on a cheap screen, point a RPI camera at it and stream that.  (i've got that code).  

Any ideas?

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James Vondale 5 months ago

Final update if anyone cares.

I basically followed this guide:  https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/2340-help-me-to-add-a-valid-url-in-order-to-see-google-traffic-as-an-refresh-still-image

I connected the open weather data and https://mixedanalytics.com/knowledge-base/access-open-weather-api-data-in-google-sheets/ to pull it in.

I then made a clean sheet in the front that had formulas to determine if its going to rain/snow or require jackets.  I created a bash script that ran the phantomjs function and then did a curl function to that uploaded that file to the free website I got.  

Put that URL into the media spot and done!  It auto updates hourly and even comes with Icons to show the weather.

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Custom Location Modes

afgoody 5 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 1

I created 2 custom location modes in the SmartThings IDE, but only the 3 standard location modes are available when I tap on the ActionTile Mode tile.

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Thermostat Tile: Custom icon & colors when actively heating or cooling and for excessive heat or cooling

Computer Helper 5 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 1

I can't find where to change the thermostat icon

I would like the tile to show red when actively heating, blue when cooling

Show a flashing red or blue when a "setpoint" is hit. Flashing red above 75 or flashing blue below 66

I have Smartthings setup to notify me if my tenants are turning the heat up.

Thank you,

Mike

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Show Power value on Switch tile

Brian Beaird 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Kevin1 7 months ago 8

Are there any device handlers out there already where ActionTiles will combine a switch (or some other capability) and power meter capability into a single tile?


The context around this is I'm writing an integration that brings over data from a Sense Energy Monitor. It brings over a list of devices along with their current power usage. I'm running a custom handler right now that has switch and power capability, but if there's a standard handler out there I can use that ActionTiles will already combine, I can certainly do that. To got a step further, the most ideal option would be to use a "read-only" type switch or something since there really is no use in being able to toggle the on/off status manually since that does nothing at all (it's a 1-way data flow from Sense).


I realize this may be a bigger conversation around the one-off customization of special tiles like this - I know that requires a lot of extra work, but I figured I'd ask since it seems like it would be cool :-)





To add more clarity, I think what I'm asking is if there's a way the Power Meter capability could be a footer option similar to the way the battery capability is treated now. With my DTH, I've got both "switch" and "power" capabilities on the same device - it would be awesome if AT could just stick the power value as a footer.

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Open media fullscreen from SmartThings using Fully API or ActionTiles API

Christophe 8 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated 8 months ago 2

I would like my fire tablets under Fully browser to open my camera media tile fullscreen when motion are detected. Since fully browser support REST and js call, is there a way to do that from webcore maybe ?
Thank you

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Dimmer slider, color picker always visible via a special new Tile type?

Nic 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by David Stafford 8 months ago 29

I apologize if this has been discussed already, I couldn't find an answer. Is it possible to have a dim slider or color picker shown next to the switch all the time instead of having to click the three dots? I think it would be really helpful to be able to simply slide the dimmer without going through a menu.


Thanks for everything!