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SmartThings Create a Virtual Timer for a Light

September 14, 2017 0 comments

So I have been using Tasker a lot however I’m on the T-Mobile jump program and I switch from phone to phone quite a bit.  I was going to reinsert all of my Tasker profiles however I decided to see if SmartThings had a better method yet of presence sensing.  So I decided to relink my Android device as my presence sensor.  I’ve been testing this for about a week now and it seems to be more accurate then all of my Tasker/AutoLocation profiles.

How I have my house configured as my car approaches the house I want my Yale Smart Deadbolts to unlock, and turn on my Front porch and side porch lights; they are wired to (Lutron Caseta Switches).

Everything worked great however I had a Tasker profile that would wait 10 minutes and turn off the porch lights.  At first I tried creating a rule in SmartThings but it would turn the lights off constantly after 10 minutes even if I manual turned them on.  I figured out what I need to create is a SmartThings Virtual Switch.

Below is my configuration.

Step 1.  Create a virtual switch to be the timer. 

How To Bypass Samsung’s Bluetooth “Safe Audio Warning” (Tasker)

May 8, 2017 0 comments

I’ve been using Tasker lately for my Home automation as well as other Bluetooth connection profiles and more.  I’ve been working on a Tasker profile that integrates with my car’s bluetooth audio and features of my Smart home.  However when I would change the Bluetooth audio media volume pass (10+) I would get the “Raise volume above safe level?  Listening at high volume for long periods may damage your hearing.”  Please note I also achieved this on my stock Samsung Galaxy S8+ (not rooted).

What you will need:

Tasker

Secure Settings

Disable Safe Audio on Boot (73 downloads)

 

Steps:

Now that you installed the top (2) applications and downloaded the XML file from above.  The first step is to open up the Tasker android application.

At the top you should see “Profiles” you need to “Long Press” on this button so it brings up the import option.

Next click on “Import” so you can import the XML file you downloaded above.

If you have downloaded the XML from your mobile device it will most likely be in your “Downloads” directory.

So press the Back key and find the Downloads location.

Choose the “Disable_Safe_Audio_On_Boot.xml

That’s it!  So this will always Search for the High Audio Warning on Samsung devices and it will bypass it.

Here is the description of what this XML file actually does inside of Tasker:

Profile: Disable Safe Audio On Boot (16)
Event: Monitor Start
Enter: Anon (9)
A1: Wait [ MS:0 Seconds:30 Minutes:0 Hours:0 Days:0 ] 
A2: AutoTools Secure Settings [ Configuration:Setting Type: Global
Name: audio_safe_volume_state
Input Type: Int
Value: 2 Timeout (Seconds):60 ]