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Posts: 179
Registered: ‎02-11-2015

away mode details

I understand what and how away mode works.  It will turn on and off a switch at random times and at least for 30 minutes at a clip, but I have a few questions:

 

1)  Are the times greatly randomized?  For instance how long is the switch off before it turns back on?  5 minutes? 45 minutes?

 

2) If I set this rule to fire every night between sunset and sunrise, will it fire at the same times every night or will it mix it up throughout the week? 

 

I would hope that from the outside of my house the lights don't look "robotic and predictable" through the windows.

 

Just how random is the away mode rule?  Anyone have any long term experience with this? Or can someone from Belkin elaborate?

 

Thanks,

Eric 

Community Manager
Posts: 558
Registered: ‎05-27-2014

Re: away mode details

It is really random actually.  Sorry this is going to be long but when I was testing the rule last year before it was released I had IFTTT log any status changes to a google spreadsheet.  The output is below.  Please disregard Rob's desk insight.  I think I messed up the rule on that so it didn't log it right.

 

Date, Time, WEMO Name, Status

 

March 14, 2014 at 08:25PM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 14, 2014 at 08:25PM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 14, 2014 at 08:25PM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 14, 2014 at 08:25PM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 14, 2014 at 08:24PM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 14, 2014 at 11:46PM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 15, 2014 at 12:55AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 01:02AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 01:42AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 02:12AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 15, 2014 at 02:25AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 02:50AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 03:20AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 03:21AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 15, 2014 at 03:43AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 15, 2014 at 04:09AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 05:17AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 04:11AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 15, 2014 at 05:59AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 15, 2014 at 06:37AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 06:58AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 15, 2014 at 07:38AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 15, 2014 at 06:37AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 07:24AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 08:09AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 15, 2014 at 08:12AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 09:14AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 09:19AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 15, 2014 at 09:42AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 15, 2014 at 09:45AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 10:54AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 10:57AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 15, 2014 at 10:59AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 11:53AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 11:54AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 15, 2014 at 11:58AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 12:43AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 16, 2014 at 12:43AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 16, 2014 at 02:15AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 02:18AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 02:46AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 16, 2014 at 03:02AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 16, 2014 at 03:23AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 04:06AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 16, 2014 at 05:01AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 05:33AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 16, 2014 at 05:38AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 06:34AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 06:50AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 16, 2014 at 07:15AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 16, 2014 at 07:22AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 07:30AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 16, 2014 at 09:28AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 09:37AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 09:54AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 16, 2014 at 09:56AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 16, 2014 at 10:02AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 10:35AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 11:01AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 16, 2014 at 11:13AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 11:34AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 16, 2014 at 11:37AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 16, 2014 at 11:37AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 16, 2014 at 11:54AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 11:56AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 16, 2014 at 11:54AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 12:06AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 17, 2014 at 12:06AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 17, 2014 at 12:52AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 17, 2014 at 12:56AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 17, 2014 at 01:03AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 17, 2014 at 01:17AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 17, 2014 at 02:25AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 02:42AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 17, 2014 at 02:42AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 17, 2014 at 03:35AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 03:44AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 03:52AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 17, 2014 at 04:22AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 17, 2014 at 04:23AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 17, 2014 at 05:58AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 06:24AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 06:31AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 17, 2014 at 06:31AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 17, 2014 at 06:37AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 17, 2014 at 07:13AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 07:21AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 07:26AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 17, 2014 at 07:38AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 17, 2014 at 08:16AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 08:16AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 08:29AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 17, 2014 at 08:49AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 17, 2014 at 10:16AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 10:22AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 17, 2014 at 10:37AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 17, 2014 at 10:18AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 10:22AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 17, 2014 at 11:12AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 11:32AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 17, 2014 at 11:43AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 17, 2014 at 11:44AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 17, 2014 at 11:57AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 17, 2014 at 11:58AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 18, 2014 at 12:11AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 18, 2014 at 12:47AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 18, 2014 at 12:11AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 18, 2014 at 01:58AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 18, 2014 at 02:01AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 18, 2014 at 02:06AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 18, 2014 at 03:05AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 18, 2014 at 03:49AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 18, 2014 at 04:27AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 18, 2014 at 04:38AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 18, 2014 at 04:46AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 18, 2014 at 04:46AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 18, 2014 at 05:38AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 18, 2014 at 06:06AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	ON
March 18, 2014 at 06:27AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 18, 2014 at 06:53AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 18, 2014 at 07:15AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 18, 2014 at 07:42AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 18, 2014 at 07:54AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 18, 2014 at 08:15AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 18, 2014 at 08:17AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 18, 2014 at 08:26AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 18, 2014 at 08:16AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 18, 2014 at 02:23PM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 18, 2014 at 02:23PM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 18, 2014 at 02:23PM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 18, 2014 at 02:23PM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 12:11AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 19, 2014 at 12:11AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 19, 2014 at 12:44AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 19, 2014 at 01:21AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 19, 2014 at 01:33AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 19, 2014 at 02:01AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 02:09AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 19, 2014 at 02:33AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 19, 2014 at 03:11AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 03:19AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 19, 2014 at 03:11AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 04:41AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 19, 2014 at 04:46AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 19, 2014 at 04:52AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 05:00AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 19, 2014 at 05:34AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 06:00AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 19, 2014 at 06:00AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 19, 2014 at 06:00AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 19, 2014 at 07:13AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 19, 2014 at 05:34AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 07:05AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 19, 2014 at 07:18AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 07:40AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 19, 2014 at 08:04AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 08:07AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 19, 2014 at 08:08AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 19, 2014 at 08:08AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 19, 2014 at 08:47AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 08:47AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 09:53AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 19, 2014 at 10:11AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 19, 2014 at 10:19AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 19, 2014 at 10:35AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 19, 2014 at 11:02AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 11:03AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 11:12AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 11:42AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 19, 2014 at 11:52AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 20, 2014 at 01:13AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 20, 2014 at 01:55AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 20, 2014 at 02:28AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 20, 2014 at 02:46AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 02:58AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 20, 2014 at 03:23AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 03:31AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 03:51AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 20, 2014 at 04:26AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 20, 2014 at 05:18AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 05:55AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 06:44AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 06:50AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 20, 2014 at 07:01AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 20, 2014 at 07:10AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 20, 2014 at 07:45AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 08:48AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 20, 2014 at 09:14AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 09:46AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 10:01AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 20, 2014 at 10:07AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 20, 2014 at 10:39AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 10:43AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 11:05AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 20, 2014 at 11:06AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 11:43AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 20, 2014 at 11:24AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 20, 2014 at 11:56AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 11:57AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 20, 2014 at 11:56AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 12:39AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 21, 2014 at 12:52AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 21, 2014 at 01:35AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 21, 2014 at 01:39AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 01:49AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 21, 2014 at 02:12AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 02:24AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 02:29AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 21, 2014 at 02:35AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 02:48AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 21, 2014 at 03:20AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 21, 2014 at 03:36AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 03:36AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 21, 2014 at 04:23AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 05:15AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 05:17AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 21, 2014 at 05:35AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 06:22AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 21, 2014 at 06:35AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 21, 2014 at 07:00AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 07:52AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 21, 2014 at 07:55AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 21, 2014 at 08:39AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 08:49AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 09:11AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 09:42AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 21, 2014 at 10:36AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 10:45AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 10:48AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 21, 2014 at 10:46AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 21, 2014 at 11:20AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 21, 2014 at 11:20AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 11:21AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 21, 2014 at 11:20AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 11:24AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 11:24AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 10:46AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 21, 2014 at 11:55AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 21, 2014 at 12:12PM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 12:12PM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 21, 2014 at 12:53PM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 24, 2014 at 07:41AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 24, 2014 at 07:42AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 24, 2014 at 07:42AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 24, 2014 at 08:27AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 24, 2014 at 09:09AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 24, 2014 at 09:17AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 24, 2014 at 09:57AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 24, 2014 at 08:28AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 24, 2014 at 10:03AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 24, 2014 at 10:01AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 24, 2014 at 11:31AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 24, 2014 at 11:44AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 24, 2014 at 11:54AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 24, 2014 at 11:57AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 25, 2014 at 07:49AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 25, 2014 at 07:54AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 25, 2014 at 07:51AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 25, 2014 at 08:55AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 25, 2014 at 07:50AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 25, 2014 at 07:51AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 25, 2014 at 10:22AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 25, 2014 at 10:36AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 25, 2014 at 10:38AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 25, 2014 at 10:58AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 25, 2014 at 11:08AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 25, 2014 at 10:45AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 25, 2014 at 11:38AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 25, 2014 at 11:44AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 25, 2014 at 11:41AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 25, 2014 at 11:44AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 25, 2014 at 11:57AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 25, 2014 at 11:39AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 25, 2014 at 11:56AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 25, 2014 at 11:57AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 27, 2014 at 07:40AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 27, 2014 at 07:40AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 27, 2014 at 07:42AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 27, 2014 at 07:42AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 27, 2014 at 07:44AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 27, 2014 at 08:26AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 27, 2014 at 07:42AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 27, 2014 at 08:59AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 27, 2014 at 09:39AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 27, 2014 at 10:52AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 27, 2014 at 10:02AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 27, 2014 at 11:27AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 27, 2014 at 10:54AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 27, 2014 at 11:39AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 27, 2014 at 11:46AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 27, 2014 at 11:51AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 27, 2014 at 11:56AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 27, 2014 at 11:58AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 28, 2014 at 07:55AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 28, 2014 at 08:26AM	SET Switch 5	ON
March 28, 2014 at 08:27AM	SET Switch 2	ON
March 28, 2014 at 08:28AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 28, 2014 at 08:28AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 28, 2014 at 08:52AM	SET Switch 3	ON
March 28, 2014 at 09:34AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 28, 2014 at 08:28AM	Robs Desk Insight	ON
March 28, 2014 at 08:50AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 28, 2014 at 09:33AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 28, 2014 at 08:51AM	Robs Desk Insight III OFF	
March 28, 2014 at 09:35AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 31, 2014 at 07:57AM	SET Switch 5	OFF
March 31, 2014 at 08:49AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 31, 2014 at 07:58AM	SET Switch 1	ON
March 31, 2014 at 07:59AM	SET Switch 2	OFF
March 31, 2014 at 09:32AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
March 31, 2014 at 09:48AM	SET Switch 4	ON
March 31, 2014 at 10:49AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
March 31, 2014 at 11:37AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 31, 2014 at 11:47AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 31, 2014 at 11:54AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
March 31, 2014 at 11:55AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
April 01, 2014 at 12:49AM	SET Switch 3	ON
April 01, 2014 at 01:22AM	SET Switch 1	ON
April 01, 2014 at 01:23AM	SET Switch 4	ON
April 01, 2014 at 02:13AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
April 01, 2014 at 03:08AM	SET Switch 1	ON
April 01, 2014 at 03:12AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
April 01, 2014 at 04:16AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
April 01, 2014 at 04:36AM	SET Switch 3	ON
April 01, 2014 at 04:54AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
April 01, 2014 at 05:08AM	SET Switch 4	ON
April 01, 2014 at 05:34AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
April 01, 2014 at 06:38AM	SET Switch 3	ON
April 01, 2014 at 07:41AM	SET Switch 1	ON
April 01, 2014 at 07:45AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
April 01, 2014 at 08:27AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
April 01, 2014 at 08:43AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
April 01, 2014 at 08:48AM	SET Switch 3	ON
April 01, 2014 at 09:42AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
April 01, 2014 at 09:48AM	SET Switch 3	ON
April 01, 2014 at 09:56AM	SET Switch 4	ON
April 01, 2014 at 10:23AM	SET Switch 1	ON
April 01, 2014 at 11:32AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
April 01, 2014 at 11:48AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
April 01, 2014 at 11:53AM	SET Switch 3	ON
April 02, 2014 at 01:16AM	SET Switch 4	ON
April 02, 2014 at 02:33AM	SET Switch 3	ON
April 02, 2014 at 02:42AM	SET Switch 1	ON
April 02, 2014 at 03:30AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
April 02, 2014 at 03:33AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
April 02, 2014 at 04:30AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
April 02, 2014 at 04:43AM	SET Switch 3	ON
April 02, 2014 at 04:56AM	SET Switch 1	ON
April 02, 2014 at 05:33AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
April 02, 2014 at 06:26AM	SET Switch 4	ON
April 02, 2014 at 07:18AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
April 02, 2014 at 07:29AM	SET Switch 1	ON
April 02, 2014 at 08:20AM	SET Switch 3	ON
April 02, 2014 at 08:59AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
April 02, 2014 at 09:24AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
April 02, 2014 at 10:22AM	SET Switch 1	ON
April 02, 2014 at 10:41AM	SET Switch 4	ON
April 02, 2014 at 11:08AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
April 02, 2014 at 11:08AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
April 02, 2014 at 11:45AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
April 02, 2014 at 11:49AM	SET Switch 4	ON
April 02, 2014 at 11:40AM	SET Switch 3	ON
April 02, 2014 at 11:55AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
April 02, 2014 at 11:57AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
April 03, 2014 at 01:02AM	SET Switch 4	ON
April 03, 2014 at 01:54AM	SET Switch 1	ON
April 03, 2014 at 01:57AM	SET Switch 4	OFF
April 03, 2014 at 02:35AM	SET Switch 3	ON
April 03, 2014 at 03:31AM	SET Switch 3	OFF
April 03, 2014 at 03:37AM	SET Switch 1	OFF
April 03, 2014 at 03:41AM	SET Switch 3	ON
April 03, 2014 at 05:13AM	SET Switch 4	ON

 Regards,

Robert S.

Belkin Technical Support

Posts: 179
Registered: ‎02-11-2015

Re: away mode details

Robert S,

 

I set up an IFTTT rule to post my times to an Evernote Log.  My Away mode rule started at 7:10am this morning and ends at 3:30pm.

 

Here are my results:

 

On at 7:17   Off at 7:48

On at 7:59   Off at 8:30

On at 8:36   Off at 9:06

On at 9:12   Off at 9:42

On at 9:54   Off at 10:24

On at 10:27  Off at 10:57

On at 11:01 Off at 11:31

On at 11:32   Off at 12:03

On at 12:07   Off at 12:38

On at 12:50   Off at 1:20

On at 1:31

 

 "On" cycles are almost exactly 30 minutes, off cycles are mostly 6 minutes.

 

I notice your log seems more random, Why is this?  I would like my times to be more random.

Community Manager
Posts: 558
Registered: ‎05-27-2014

Re: away mode details

That I don't have an answer for.  I've seen it run in my own personal home setup randomly as well.  It does seem odd how yours is running though.

 

Regards,

Robert S.

Belkin Technical Support

Posts: 179
Registered: ‎02-11-2015

Re: away mode details

Robert S.:

If I have 8 wemo bulbs connected to my link that are not grouped together AND I set an "away mode" for each of them individually, will the rules fire at the same time for all bulbs altogether or different times for each bulb? In other words, I don't want them all blinking in unison. I'd like one bulb in one room to turn on/off separately from, say my kitchen light that would be following its own "away mode" rule.
Community Manager
Posts: 558
Registered: ‎05-27-2014

Re: away mode details

They should fire individually at random since they are not grouped.... meaning that they have the chance of turning on or off at the same time since everything is random but they should operate independently of each other.

 

A grouped bulb set is seen as 1 unit by the App.

 

Regards,

Robert S.

Belkin Technical Support 

Posts: 42
Registered: ‎04-26-2015

Re: away mode details

My results are the same as Eric.  We had some on away mode for several weeks before vacation so nothing would look different and while we didn't log it they were practically never off and the off time never seemed to exceed 5 minutes.  My nightly routine of changing clothes before dinner happens at around the same time every night.  While on away mode the light went off on me in the bedroom 4 out of 7 nights and was always on again within a minute or 2 of leaving.

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-30-2015

Re: away mode details

How does the switch knows you are away?

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-15-2016

Re: away mode details

I'm having same issue as beesknees and was wondering why they turn on so often ? It doesn't make sense to be off for 4-5 minutes then back on. Is there any way to change this part so they are off longer ?
vmo
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-24-2016

Re: away mode details

I just bought a few Wemo Light Switches, mainly for the automated away mode.  I am greatly disappointed by the lack of randomness in this mode.  In fact it is robotically predictable.  It seems like nothing has changed in almost 2 years.

 

Does this mean that this is working as designed?  That according to Wemo, random means 30 minutes of ON, followed by a few minutes of OFF, then rinse and repeat?  How can you even advertise that as random?  Besides the predictability, it is a severe waste of energy.  The lights will be on during 90% of the defined period.

 

Can someone confirm whether there is any plan to update the away mode logic?  I am willing to keep the switches and wait for this to be corrected.  But if Wemo's official stand is that this is working as designed, then I will have to seriously consider abandoning them.

 

BTW does anyone have any experience with TP-Link and their Kasa app?  How does its away mode compare?