How do I set up rules and schedules for my smart lights and switches?

Rules:
You can set up a number of customised rules and schedules for your smart light bulbs, smart switches and/or LED light strips to suit you. For example, you can set your lights to turn on or off when your Morepork is armed or disarmed, or even when the alarm is triggered. You can set your smart switch to turn on or off when certain people cross a geo fence, or when certain sensors are triggered.

To set up rules:

  1. Visit morepork.nz/portal and login using your username and password
  2. Click the ‘Automation’ page and click ‘Rules
  3. On the right hand side of the screen, click the ‘+Add a Rule‘ button
  4. From that drop down list, click ‘Event-triggered Rule
  5. You will see multiple options on this screen, to automate your lights, locks or security system, based on alarms, arming events, sensor activity and even geo-location.
  6. Make sure you click the ‘Save‘ button when you’re done

Schedules:
You can automate schedules to turn your smart lights and switches on or off at certain times of day, on certain days. For examples, you can set your porch light to turn on at sundown every day, so it’s light when you get home.

To set up schedules:

  1. Visit morepork.nz/portal and login using your username and password
  2. Click the ‘Automation’ page and click ‘Schedules
  3. On the right hand side of the screen, click the ‘New Schedules‘ button
  4. You will see multiple options on this screen, to turn your lights on or off, at certain times of the day, on certain days.
  5. Make sure you click the ‘Save‘ button when you’re done.

Things to note:

  • Your switch will display as a light – the above rules and schedules will work for your switch, you just need to select the light option
  • You will be able to choose the colour of the light bulb when setting the rule or schedule. You can choose different colours for different rules or schedules as well