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Emergency STOP button for automations

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I have a simple trick for preventing automations from running if the circumstances require it. If for some reason I don’t want the lights to turn them selves on or off automatically.

To do this I created a dummy-switch that I call STOPP (norwegian for STOP :smiley:). Then I add a check in every automation I want this appied to:

AND switch STOPP is OFF 

Now when I switch STOPP to ON, the automations that have this check built in will not run.

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That was a new and quite innovative automation tip for me. Thanks!

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I heard that it’s getting more common for paramedics to not be able to turn on lights when they get to a emergency situation in someones smart home. Before everyone had light switches in similar places. Now, every smart home has a different command or switch or thingie. Maybe we need a standard for emergencies? A button by the front door that turn on enough light in every room. Clearly labled. what do you think?

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YEEEES!! Think emergency button in red on Russian submarine with text in cyrillic alphabet :clap: :joy:

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