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Create/edit a Scene

Scenes allow you to configure a single button press in the iOS and Android mobile app to execute multiple actions across multiple devices at once.

Note: Default scenes (i.e., Home, Away, Sleep, and Wake Up) can only be edited and not deleted. For more information about what scenes are, see How do Scenes work?.

To create/edit a scene using the Alarm.com app:

  1. Log into the Alarm.com app.
  2. Tap Scenes.
  3. To edit an existing scene, tap Details on the scene.
    1. Tap Edit.
    2. Edit the scene as desired.
  4. To create a new scene, tap add.

    Example of Scenes creation page on app
     
  5. In the Scene Name field, enter the desired name for the scene.  
  6. Tap the icon symbol to change the icon image and color to represent the Scene.
  7. In Devices, tap Add to select the device the scene will control.
  8. Depending on the equipment enrolled in your system, these are the following types of actions:
    • In Security System, tap to select the desired arming status. The panel can be placed into Disarmed, Armed (Stay), or Arm (Away) status.
    • In Lock, tap to select the desired lock status. Locks can be locked or unlocked.
    • In Garage, tap to select the desired garage door status. Garage doors can be opened or closed.
    • In Thermostat, tap the desired thermostat status. Thermostats can be set to a custom temperature, mode, schedule, fan status, and/or specific temperature sensors.
    • In Lights, tap the desired light status. Lights can be set to On, Off, or a specified brightness level (with compatible devices).
    • In Audio, tap to select the desired zone actions. Audio zones can be played, turned off, or muted.
  9. Once all the actions are set, tap Save.

To create/edit a scene using the Alarm.com customer website: 

  1. Log into the Alarm.com customer website.
  2. Click Automation.
  3. Click Scenes.
  4. To edit an existing scene, click  edit next to the name of the scene.
  5. To create a new scene, click New Scene.

    Example of Scenes creation page on customer website
     
  6. In the Scene Name field, enter the desired name for the scene.  
  7. Click the icon symbol to change the icon image and color to represent the Scene. 
  8. Depending on the equipment enrolled in your system, there are the following types of actions:
    • For panels, click to select the desired arming status. The panel can be placed into Disarmed, Armed (Stay), or Arm (Away) status.
    • For locksclick to select the desired lock status. Locks can be locked or unlocked.
    • For garage doors, click to select the desired garage door status. Garage doors can be opened or closed.
    • For thermostats, click the desired thermostat status. Thermostats can be set to a custom temperature, mode, schedule, fan status, and/or specific temperature sensors.
    • For lights, click the desired light status. Lights can be set to On, Off, or a specified brightness level (with compatible devices).
  9. Click Save.

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