This FAQ describes creating a Scene on the Remote Service website.

The steps are similar on mobile devices, with slight variations for smaller screens.
1: On the left side of the screen, select  Scenes. A list of scenes appears. (Even if you haven't created any yourself, 4 preset scenes are listed – see What are the preset Scenes for?)
2: At the top of the list, click
3: Name your Scene; try to make it as straightforward and simple as possible.
5: Select the devices that will turn on or off or otherwise change their status (like locks opening or closing, or motorized shades being raised or lowered, etc.)
6: Choose when you would like the Scene to run. There are three options:
  • During a scheduled time. This will open a page of clock/calendar settings.
  • Triggered by another device. This is useful if you want the Scene to be triggered by an event in another part of your system, like the security system being disarmed.
  • Manually. Handy for things like dousing all the lights on movie nights, etc.
7: When you’re done, select SAVE.


  • On the list of saved Scenes, each item has a ‘Run’ button . You can verify the outcome of a Scene’s actions with the Run button, but remember to reset the devices whose condition was changed when you ran the scene.
  • For items on the Scenes list, check to enable the Select Action dropdown menu at upper right. You can Run, Pause, Resume or Delete the selected Scene.
  • To edit a Scene, click on its name to open editing options. Options include deleting the Scene.
  • As above, we recommend that you name Scenes in the most straightforward and simple way possible. In this context, clarity is preferable to in-jokes and obscure references.
  • Note the back-arrow at lower left in most of the steps during scene-creation. Use this button to return to earlier steps in the setup without losing settings you’ve already made.
  • The device categories shown (Locks, Lights, Thermostats, Security) may not seem to include the device you want to use. For instance, you might be controlling a table lamp with a product designated as an “appliance module” by its manufacturer. In such a case, the switch won’t appear under “Lights”, so select Others > and check for your device there.
  • When multiple devices are listed in the same category, be sure to check the appropriate device before setting its status.
  • Selecting ALL SWITCHES OFF or ALL SWITCHES ON clicks the checkboxes for all devices on the list and toggles the switches at right appropriately.
  • At several points during the process, you’ll see the button, which re-opens a device selection menu without stepping backward and losing your changes.