Guest Mode enables panel?

LaNeve Home 6 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Sharing updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 years ago 1

Is there a way to enable a panel only while smartthings is in a certain mode. For example, we have the same guests come stay with us frequently. I'd like to create a panel for them to use when they are here but not let them screw with our stuff when not here.

One simple thing I thought of, would be to create a panel that has specific things for them (they don't need everything), but their guest accounts only work if the house is in "guest Mode". This way I don't need to activate their guest accounts every few weeks when they visit, and deactivate when they leave. All I need to do is set the smartthings mode to Guest Mode and then the panel works.   When they leave I switch to a different mode on smartthings and their panel doesn't work.

Is there a way to do this?


Not a bad idea,... but frankly, any implementation like you describe is bound to be much more complicated than you just removing the Panel Buddy(s) and then re-adding them when desired. This already achieves the fundamental requirement with a trivial amount of effort and no additional development, testing, and risk incurred.

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