To use the Agents view in composer



1 Click the Agents view.
Configurable agents:
• 4Store—Set up and manage 4Store logins, apps, themes, and storage.
• Access—Show or hide icons on your Navigators using a pass code.
• Advanced Lighting Scenes—Control lighting throughout your residence or business from any device—on-screen Navigators, touch screens, and tablets.
• Announcements—Create an announcement to display on the touch screens, Control4 apps, or on-screen Navigators.
• Communication—Sets up the Intercom system and configures Intercom groups. Required in place of Intercom agent if using any TS3 Touch Screens. Supports other Intercom-enabled devices as well.
• Custom Buttons—Shown on the Navigators. You can create up to four screens with six buttons each to show on the Navigators in specific rooms or in all rooms in the system. Use programming to link the Custom Button events to the actions you’d like to perform.
• E-mail Notification—Send email to any Internet mail address. Use programming (requires a 4Sight subscription and remote access enabled on the controller) to send out the notification.
Notes:

Remote Access is required to use the E-mail Notification agent. Check with your dealer for details about using Remote Access.
Avoid setting up email notifications for events that occur frequently (for example, when a motion sensor detects motion). If the email notification trigger event occurs too often, it will cause the system to become sluggish.
• Intercom—Sets up the Intercom system for 5″ or 7″ In-Wall Touch Screens, the 7” In-Wall Touch Screen with Camera, 7” Portable Touch Screen with Camera, or the Door Stations.
Note: If using any T3 Touch Screens, the Communication agent must be used in place of the Intercom agent.



• Wakeup—Incorporate your music selection, light level and ramp rate, and temperature control to wake you up.
See “Agent Types” in the Composer HE User Guide for a definition of each agent with examples.
• Options available on some agents:
• Add—Lets you add agents to your system.
• Remove—Lets you remove agents from your system.
• New—Lets you create a new instance to customize the highlighted agent in the Agents pane (left pane). For each specific instance of an agent, you provide a unique name and customize it for the specific need.
• Copy—(Lighting Scene only.) Lets you copy an existing instance of the highlighted Lighting Scene agent.
• Delete—Lets you remove an existing instance of the highlighted agent.
• Agent Navigation pane—Provides each agent a unique interface to set up agent information in a majority of cases for future programming in the Programming view.

Program the Control4 system (Programming view)

For the Control4 system to control its devices, you need to configure the behavior of those devices to occur automatically in the Control4 system. The Programming view lets you write a programming script using Composer’s drag-and-drop or double-click functions.

Programming view:

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All programming is based on events and actions in a Control4 system. For example, if a door with a sensor opens, it is logged as an event. When an event occurs in the system, it can trigger programmed actions to take place. For example, when the bathroom door opens (event), you can program the bathroom light to turn on (action).
The Programming view consists of several panes:
• Device Events and Project Tree (top left pane)—Displays all devices that have associated events.
• Events (bottom left pane below the Events project tree)—Displays the available Events for the currently selected device in the Events project tree. If there are no events for that device, none are displayed.
• Script (center pane)—Displays the script that is associated with the currently selected event from the Events pane. Drag and drop items to rearrange the order and nest items in the Script pane.
• Device Actions (top right pane)—Displays all available device options (in tree form) that have associated actions you can use to write your script.
• Actions (bottom right pane)—Displays the selection of the Command, Conditionals, and Loops tabs you can select to move to the Script pane. To add an action to the script, select the action, and then double-click or drag-and-drop the green arrow or blue question mark to the Script pane.

See the Composer HE User Guide for more details about how to create a script.

 


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