Rules - Pausing a Sensor's Rule Function While the Rule is Triggering
Pausing a sensor’s Rule function while the Rule is triggering
There may be circumstances where you need to pause a sensor’s Rule function while the sensor has already triggered a Rule.
Pausing from a sensor that triggered the Rule will automatically Disarm/Rearm the Rule, and the sensor will no longer trigger the Rule to send notifications.
Why this might be useful
Suppose you need to Disarm/Rearm a Rule that is in the process of sending a notification due to a sensor-triggered Condition and also want to indefinitely pause that sensor from triggering notifications. In that case, you can easily do this simultaneously by clicking one button.
What to know
The Pause feature of the triggering sensor must be enabled before any other assigned devices. If you have multiple devices assigned to the same Rule, it is worth noting that only pausing the Rule of the sensor that triggered the current notification will Disarm/Rearm the Rule.
Therefore, if you have a Rule configured to be triggered by several different sensors, one of the sensors triggers that Rule, but you first click the Pause button on a different sensor, it will not Disarm/Rearm the Rule, and the Rule will continue to send on it’s configured Snooze.
In this case, you must manually Disarm the Rule to stop it from sending on its Snooze.