Set Up Timers

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A timer is how you tell Vera to do certain things by running scenes either at fixed intervals, like every 15 minutes, or at certain times, like Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30, or on December 20 at 11:00. For more on scenes, see Scenes.

To add a timer on Vera1 with UI2, click the 'Scenes' tab, add a new scene, and click 'Add Timer' to define when the scene should be triggered.
To add a timer on Vera2 with UI4, click on the Add scene button from the dashboard, go to the Timers tab and click the Add timer button.

Next choose the type of timer. Your choices are:

Interval based: For example, do something every x minutes, or every other hour. The minimum interval is 1 minute. There is no maximum. Specify the interval in hours or minutes.

Day of week based: For example, do something at 7:00 or at 9:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can check off what day(s) of the week you want this occur, and tell Vera what time(s) of day. You can specify the time in either 12-hour or 24-hour format, so you could also put in: 7:00am or 9:00am or 9:00pm.

Day of month based: For example, do something at 8:00 on the 1st and 15th of each month. As explained above in "Day of week based", you can enter multiple times, in 12- or 24-hour format.

Absolute: For example, do something on 5 Mar 2005 at 11:15. Use this timer to do something one time, at a certain time.

After you specify the options for the timer, you can tell Vera what you want her to do at those times, in exactly the same way you do when creating a scene. As explained in the scene instructions, you can tell Vera to do something with a device and then after a period of time, do something else, such as: turn on the garage light and 30 seconds later turn it off again.

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