Commonly used terms and definitions pertaining to HomeSeer
|Also Known As
|The end result or purpose for any event is to execute an action or sequence of actions.
|Turn a smart product on, increment a counter, speak something, etc.
|A parameter that works in conjunction with a trigger to launch an event. Conditions are true over a period of time.
|The day of the week is Wednesday, the time is after 4 pm, Garage Door is open, motion is sensed, etc.
|Software entity that is designed to represent a physical smart home product. It may or may not be grouped with Features.
|After adding a WD200 to your Z-Wave network, it gets listed as a HomeSeer device under the Devices page.
|An action or sequence of actions set into motion by one or more triggers which may also include one or more conditions.
|Turn on a light 30 minutes before sunset on weekdays, send an email if a temperature sensor report 80 degrees, etc.
|Automations, Scenes, Robots, Routines, Applets, Recipes
|Subset or attribute of a HomeSeer device.
|For an HSM200, the features are Motion Sensor, Temp Sensor, Light Sensor, and Color Control.
|Hardware device that serves to link a technology (like Z-Wave) to HomeSeer Software
|SmartStick+, Z-Net, 2413U, RFXCOM
|Controller, USB Stick
|Unique identifier for smart product software address.
|Z-Wave Node #12
|Software designed to integrate with HomeSeer software to enhance capabilities or add features.
|JowiHUE, EasyTrigger, Harmony Hub
|Smart Home Hub
|A computer running smart home software packaged and marketed as a unique product.
|HomeTroller Pi, HomeTroller Plus, HomeTroller Pro
|Home Controller, Controller, Smart Hub
|Hardware device that's designed to communicate with and/or be controlled by a Smart Home Hub.
|HS-WD200+ Dimmer, HS-FLS100+ Sensor
|Anything that happens in an instant that can launch an event
|The time is Sunset, Smart Product turns On, Counter reaches 5
|A minor revision or "point" release of software.
|HS4 v220.127.116.11 to v18.104.22.168
|A major revision or "integer" release of software.
|HS3 to HS4
|Software entity that's designed to reflect the status or value or something not necessarily linked to a Smart Product
|Occupancy, Daytime/Nighttime, Seasons, Defcon 2
|Status Device, State Device
|A linkage that causes Z-Wave products to communicate directly between themselves
|Associating a Z-Wave motion sensor to a Z-Wave wall switch will turn the switch on (and off) when motion is sensed and then no longer sensed
|The process by which a Z-Wave smart product rediscovers its neighbors
|After initial setup, running an optimization can help nodes discover the best routes back to your Z-Wave controller. Not to be run on large networks.
|The wireless web or mesh created by Z-Wave devices where they can see each other and report back to the Z-Wave Controller.
|Z-Wave Networks are managed from Plugins > Z-Wave > Controller Management
|An Interface specifically for Z-Wave hardware.
|SmartStick+, Z-Net, UZB, Aeotec Z-Stick