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Allow for multiple PIN codes to be used on same Panel

Markl Farkl 5 years ago in Security updated by Robert Gill 24 minutes ago 13

Currently the new feature allows for just one pin code. Adding more pin codes will allow the user to assign codes to different members of the family or temp codes to guests without needing to share their own code. Individual PINs would need to be revocable.

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Transitioning to the new SmartThings platform

Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago in Announcements updated by Flex751 11 hours ago 22

On September 30, 2022 October 15, 2022 December 31, 2022 SmartThings will shut down their legacy Groovy Platform, which affects all ActionTiles users.

Rest assured that we are working hard to release the migration tools so that ActionTiles will continue to work with the new SmartThings platform! We are hoping to a smooth experience with minimal service interruptions.

We will release more information as it becomes available. Please stay tuned for a series of further announcements.

ActionTiles has become an integral part of many smart homes and businesses since 2017. We thank you for your love and support!

SmartThings announcement on the community forum:

Platform transition FAQs:


I created a Sunrise/Sunset Tile!

Kris L 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated 1 week ago 11

I'm sharing this for others to use!

Use this Media Still Image URL:

Use the base URL for sunset and for sunrise

Required parameters: 

lat (latitude)

long (longitude)

bgcolor (background color  - hex color without #)

fgcolor (foreground color - hex color without #)

Optional parameters:

timeformat=24 (For 24 hour time)

offset= (number of minutes, positive or negative)

Please set the refresh time to at least every 12 hours (43200 seconds) to be nice to my server.


Ecowitt Air Quality Sensor Attributes from Hubitat to Actiontiles

Bruce123 3 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) 0

Currently, I can see the air quality CO2, PM2.5, PM10, AQI, Temp, and Humidity in Hubitat tiles, but in ActionTiles, I cannot access PM2.5, PM10 and AQI.  Any idea how I can get these attributes from Hubitat over to ActionTiles?


Show me your Panels! - Gallery 3 (enhanced Themes)

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes updated by Derek Lindvall 4 weeks ago 239

Continuing from very popular first 2 Galleries of Panels:


Here's a place for Customers to share your Panels and related stories. This content may be copied to other sharing services like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc..

NB: Inquiries about the techniques used to create the particular Panels, frames, etc., may be spun off by the Moderator into new Topics or Help Desk tickets to avoid too much threading here.

More details (Release Notes) about ActionTiles v6.10.0 (enhanced Theme Builder) are at:

The biggest changes and new Features of this Release are the enhancements made to Theme Builder (and thus, much more powerful customization of Panel Appearance). On a related note, Tiles also have new Animations and Effects options!

I've pasted a snapshot at the end of this Post showing off some of the new Theme Builder.

Be creative - Go Wild!

We have had many Customer requests to allow Panels to be more vibrant, cool, textured, and fabulous. The new options in Theme Builder make this possible. You can use Google to find "wallpaper" library websites - many of which allow hot-linking of the images as a Panel Background Image. Tweak the opacity/transparency value of the Tile Background Color (for each Tile Intention) using the Color Picker, to decide how much of the beautify background to show through. And/or you can strategically use more Blank Tiles as windows to parts of the background, such as the blossoms on a tree branch, or the moons in a fantasy solar system...

Share your Creations, please; as Comments:

Help inspire Customers to dive into the Enhanced Theme Builder. Let us know what wallpaper gallery websites you find attractive. Many of the images on such websites are completely free of restrictions for personal use.

Thousand thanks, everyone. Looking forward to seeing your Panels with just simple bits of flair as well as a few which will surely be incredible works of art. - No pressure! 😉

Please note: Per ActionTiles's Terms of Service, any or all images shared here may be used by ActionTiles for any purpose, including advertising and/or embedding in the app and/or our websites, social media, etc.. You are granting ActionTiles a perpetual royalty free unrestricted license to use the content you share in any way we see fit.

Thanks and ... have fun!

...Terry (& Alex)

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action tiles can't access my panel on my chrome browser on my macbook but i can access it on my ipad and android phone with the sMe login credentials

mohdbaher 1 month ago updated by Jer Granzy 4 weeks ago 4

Suddenly I'm not authorized to see my panel or chose hubs to connect to on my laptop but everything is working fine on ios and android.. tried restarting the browser and logging off from actiontiles application with no luck.. any idea??


Hubitat Safety Monitor Status HSM

brumster 12 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 4

Hi there, 

Has anyone managed to get the HSM Status of a Hubitat hub onto a panel? If so, how? I've got WebCore if that helps?

Thanks :-)

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Set tile color if device is offline?

Mike Thomas 2 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 3

With the death of Simple Device Viewer, I no longer have an easy way to know what devices are offline. SmartThings will spam me forever about batteries being below 15%, but it never seems to tell me when devices are offline (other than when the hub goes offline).

Is it possible to display the offline status of devices in ActionTiles? Preferably as a third option (for a contact sensor this would be open, closed, offline), but I'll take whatever will work.

It's possible that the API that SDV relied on is the same one that ActionTiles relies on, in which case I could see this would not be possible.



Please List your Camera brand here if you got it working

MrMilu 5 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Everett 1 month ago 122

Since the rtsp support seems to be on hold for now I had to return the second camera I ordered on Amazon. But I managed to make one of my old camera work.

PLEASE list the exact brand for your camera here if you can confirm it works for you. This will help others with the new purchases.

Please list the http mask (URL format) you used.

Amazon purchase link also very much appreciated.

Feel free to add sreenshots to your camera tile too.


URL wont work in media tile

Steve S. 2 months ago in Media Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1

I'm sorry if this is a newby question this is my first time using ActionTiles. All I want to do is show this website on one of my tiles. And for some reason it says the URL is not valid. Could you please tell me what I am doing wrong. Thank you.

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tinyCam Pro Android App web server: Stream RTSP and Wyze Cam to ActionTiles!

Geewiz 5 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Patrick Mjoen 2 months ago 153

After attempting to stream using Blue Iris (CPU on the server went through the roof), and not having any success using some of the other methods found here on the forum, I decided to give tinyCam a try.   

There was another post that made a passing reference to the tinyCam webserver, so I installed the app on my Nexus 9, setup webserver and am now able to stream one of my outside security cams to a media tile.

Here's the media setup panel...

The problem I'm having is that I can't seem to address any of the other three cameras.  There is supposedly a parameter to select a camera, but it's not working for me.   Here's the request parameters from the Tinycam webserver API...

Perhaps there are others using tinyCam Pro Webserver that might share their experiences...


Demo / Tutorial Videos:

Our friend at TaylorTech (vlog) has added 2 YouTube tutorial/demo videos for this Topic:

Part 1:

Part 2:


Launch Ring to Live View

Isaac Bergman 5 years ago in Shortcut Tiles updated by Ilya Khait 3 months ago 13

I decompiled Ring's android apk and found this this activity (launched in landscape) which appears relevant to pulling up the app to get a live view:

<activity android:name="com.ringapp.ui.activities.LiveViewLoadingActivity" android:screenOrientation="landscape" android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen"/>

How does one craft the url schema to call this activity? e.g.

Android Fire
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Solution: Fire, Ring Doorbell, Fully, and Action Tiles

Willis 5 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by adamph 3 months ago 192

I have seen a lot of questions related to the Ring Doorbell and Kindle Fire...I figured out a workable solution:

Sideload the Google Play Store onto the Fire (I used the instructions at )

Use the Play Store to install the Ring Doorbell app

Use the Play Store to install AutomateIt

Setup 2 rules in AutomateIt:

Rule 1:  On notification from Ring, run the Ring App

Rule 2:  On notification from Ring, run the Fully App with a 1 minute delay

AutomateIt will notify you that it needs permission to monitor notifications.  Allow that permission.

Start Fully, ring your doorbell, see your front porch, cheer, wait another half minute or so, and Fully restarts, conduct victory lap...and profit.

If you have motion detection turned on for the doorbell, this will also show your porch if something trips the motion sensor.


Google Home Hub

jd 4 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Richard Kane 4 months ago 8

Could anybody do a quick comparison between ActionTiles and the recently released Google Home Hub?  Thanks in advanced.

Waiting for Customer

Smoke alarm

lee nesss 5 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Markus 4 months ago 6

I've added a Z-Wave Smoke Alarm to Smartthings. The icon shows a smoke alarm on the ST app, which is great. On the AT maintenance panel, it shows a smoking cigarette, which is fine, but the panel display only shows a question mark. 

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Hubitat Integration Public Beta (March 2021)

Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago in Announcements updated by Richard Kane 4 months ago 232

Hubitat integration is now ready for Public Beta!

We are opening up registrations starting today. You will be able to use the Hubitat Elevation platform with ActionTiles for an extended period of time, free of charge, while we iron out any kinks that come up. When the integration will be deemed stable, a standard 14-day free trial period will begin after advanced notice.

Make sure that your Hubitat Hub has the latest firmware built

The use of ActionTiles platform is subject to our Terms and Conditions. A license will be required to continue using the Hubitat integration after a trial period. The licensing fees will be similar to SmartThings Locations / Hubs.


Panel Background transparent

Jer Granzy 4 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated 4 months ago 2

Is there currently a way that I can make the Panel Background transparent?  I have tried to add a comma after the last RGB number and in the preview it shows as transparent, but that actual panel does not when loaded.

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Default Tile Colors

admin 4 months ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes updated 4 months ago 2

Sorry for a noob question, I did search.

I have been working on building out my dashboard in both ST and AT.

AT is looking the best with usability, but I have one item that confuses me.

I am using the elements theme

When I add a door lock, the entire tile is red.

I understand the intents, so I was hoping “green” when locked.  Red when unlocked 

But I can’t seem to get the tile off of “red”.  In fact red isn’t even a theme color.

where did the red come from?

It seems some types of tiles are preset to a specific color.


Status of flood lights when offline

Colin Armentor 4 months ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 1

I have a zwave light switch in smartthings that controls a number of devices on my back patio such as 2 fan/lights combos and 2 flood lights with wifi bulbs in each. When I turn the light switch on, actiontiles accurately reports the flood light bulbs as being on. When I turn the light switch off the flood light bulbs still show as turned on in actiontiles. I am assuming that is because when I cut power to the bulbs their status shows offline vs turned off. Is there a way for them to show as turned off when they lose power? 



MJPEG feed loading delay

I am currently using VLC to encode my RTSP camera feeds from Unfi Protect so that they are usable on AT.

The issue I am having is that if I refresh one of my dashboards, the feeds will take 20-40 seconds to load. When using these Cameras to check all is ok around my property it can obviously become quite frustrating with such a wait before getting a live view.

Is anyone else experiencing delays with this?

I am using a server with plenty on resource for VLC.

I am having the delay with all devices whether it be edge, chrome, android tablets running AT app. Even tried safari on an iPad.

Android Fire iOS Windows