Once you get some devices connected, you’ll want to start automating them. Hubitat Elevation® includes several built-in apps for building automations that let you handle both simple and complex scenarios. Selecting the right app for the automation you are creating can make building your automations faster and easier. These built-in apps include, but are not limited to:
Basic Rules: The simplest way to automate your home. Choose when you want something to happen (for example: a device event, like a contact sensor opening; or a specific time) and what you want to happen (e.g., turn on a switch, then wait until another event before doing something else).
Room Lighting: The most flexible built-in option to automate lights (switches, dimmers, or bulbs — and blinds/shades) based on motion, mode, buttons, or other events, among other possibilities
Hubitat® Safety Monitor: Set intrusion alarms using motion or contact sensors, or create automatic alerts for events such as smoke, CO2 or water leaks.
Rule Machine®: For more elaborate rules with complex logic or actions, Rule Machine lets you create almost any automation you desire.
Once you choose the app you want to use, the first step to automation is to install your desired app (if it is not already in your Apps list):
NOTE: You can find documentation on how to use built-in apps in the Apps Documentation section here (or the ? button in the top right of most apps).