You can also set up a similar widget for those with Android mobile devices.
: Widgets on Android devices can only trigger scenes. Any system that does not support scenes will not be able to leverage the Android widget.
Usage of Android widgets require certain device and account requirements:
You must have a TELUS SmartHome Security System compatible with scenes
Android 4.0 or higher: The Android widgets feature requires a phone or tablet running Android OS 4.0 or higher
TELUS SmartHome app version 3.7 or higher
You must stay logged into the app (with the "keep me logged in" option checked on the app). If not, you will be asked to log in when attempting to trigger a scene
Add the widget to your Android device
Navigate to your Android phone's Widgets menu
: How to access the Widgets menu can vary depending on the Android mobile device. Sometimes it may be an option from the Apps menu. Other times it will be accessed by pressing and holding the home screen to get the home screen menu to appear. Contact your manufacturer if you cannot find your Widgets menu.
Tap to select the
Once the TELUS SmartHome widget is selected, drag and drop the widget to the preferred location
If Linked Systems is set up on your login, there will be a menu that asks you to select which system's scene this widget will trigger. If your login only has access to one system, proceed to the next step
Tap to select which scene this widget will trigger. These scenes must already exist, so if you would like to add a widget for something that hasn’t been created yet, make sure to create the scene first
After selecting the scene, it will appear as a widget on the home screen in the place previously selected. The widget can be moved or expanded by pressing and holding the widget until small dots appear to allow for expansion. Drag and drop the dot to expand the widget size
Tap the widget to trigger a scene
: An "X" will appear in the center of the circle, and a timer bar will appear and disappear after three seconds. If X is tapped within the 3 second time window, the scene triggering will be cancelled.
Scenes are edited from the Scenes sections of the website or app, so any adjustments desired to be made to widgets will need either a scene adjustment or a new scene with a corresponding new widget.