Actions Tab

Use the Actions tab to assign functions to the controls in the configuration.

The Actions tab contains three sections:

  • Devices: Displays a list of interfaces in the configuration that can be assigned an action. Select an interface to view the Device Layout and Action Settings section for the interface.
  • Device Layout: Displays the items for the selected interface that can be assigned an action. For a keypad, the device is displayed along with all of the buttons.
  • Action Settings: Displays the actions that can be assigned to the selected item. Use the Action Settings section to assign actions to the selected item.

Status indicators display the progress for interfaces in the Devices section and items in the Device Layout section.

  • Gray Status Icon: No actions are assigned to the interface or item.
  • Yellow Status Icon: Actions are assigned to some, but not all, items on the interface.
  • Green Status Icon: Actions are assigned to all components on the interface or item.

Assign Actions to an Interface

NOTE: The top button on a Horizon™ keypad is assigned as the Local button. Use the Crestron Home Setup app after the configuration is deployed on a Crestron Home processor to change the Local button. For details, refer to Configure Horizon™ Keypads.

  1. In the Devices window, select an interface.
  2. In the Device Layout window, select a button on the device.
  3. In the Action Settings window, select a button mode from the Button Mode drop-down menu. The mode determines the type of action that is recalled when the button is pressed.
  4. Configure the action. For details, refer to Button Modes.

Button Modes

None

Select None from the Button Mode drop-down list to assign button functions using the Crestron Home Setup app instead of the Crestron Home Configurator. To assign actions using the Crestron Home Setup app, refer to Button Actions.

To preserve actions assigned using the Crestron Home Setup app, select Preserve Crestron Home Settings. During a redeploy, the actions assigned in the Crestron Home Setup app are preserved.

NOTE: If Preserve Crestron Home Settings is not selected, the actions assigned in the Crestron Home Setup app are overwritten.

Scene

Select Scene from the Button Mode drop-down list to recall or switch a scene when the button is pressed. The scene can be recalled using the built-in or multi-press functionality.

NOTE: The Tap, Double Tap, Press and Hold function cannot be used in conjunction with the Multi Tap button function. Settings applied to the function will be discarded when switching between the functions.

  • Tap, Double Tap, Press and Hold Functionality: One button press can recall or switch one scene.
  • Multi Tap: Multiple button presses can recall up to 10 scenes and provide the ability to cycle through scenes. Sequential button presses recall up to 10 scenes.

Affected Scenes: Toggle the Enable Affected Scenes to filter the scene list and only display scenes that are associated with the button.

Tap, Double Tap, Press and Hold Functionality

Click the Tap, Double Tap, Press and Hold tab to configure using the tap, double tap, press and hold functionality.

Button Behavior: The behavior defines how the scene is recalled or toggled when the button is pressed. Select a behavior from the Button Behavior drop-down list:

  • Always Recalls Scene: Recalls the scene.
  • Toggles Scene/Off: Switches the scene on and off.
  • Custom Toggle: Switches between the On Actions and Off Actions. Assign different scenes to the On Action and Off Action.

Functions are assigned for the following button presses:

  • Tap: Recalls the scene or the scene on or off with the defined fade time.
  • Double Tap: Immediately recalls the scene or the scene on or off. The fade time for the scene is bypassed.
  • Press and Hold: To use the button to raise or lower the lights, select Enable Dimming for Lights. The load raises or lowers based on the action that was performed last. If the load was turned on or raised, press and hold the button to lower the light level. To turn off the lights, continue holding the button after the minimum light level is reached.

Feedback Behavior : The LED feedback behavior defines the function of the LED that is associated with the button. Select an LED feedback behavior from the Feedback drop-down list:

NOTE: For feedback purposes only, the center of a rocker button can be programmed to light and display programmatic feedback. For example, the LED can be programmed to mimic the function of the top button of the rocker by assigning the same settings used by the top button.

  • On at Scene Level: The LED lights when the scene is recalled.

    NOTE: The LED turns off if the scene is modified. For example, the LED turns off if the lights or shades are raised or lowered.

  • On When any Light On: The LED lights when any lighting load that is associated with the scene is on. For example, if a keypad button recalls the All On scene from the Whole House room, the LED lights when any light in the house is on and the LED turns off when all lights in the house are off.

Enable Dimming for Lights: When Enable Dimming for Lights is enabled, press and hold the button to raise or lower the lights. If the last action performed raised the lights, the lights will be lowered.

Enable Time of Day Actions: Assign a different action for each time of day. Tap the Morning, Day, Evening, or Night button and then select the action.

Enable Programmatic Feedback: When enabled, the LED provides feedback based on the status of other devices in the Crestron Home system. This allows the LED to light when another keypad in the system recalls the same action (for example, a different keypad recalls the same scene). When disabled, the LED provides no feedback.

Multi Tap

Click the Multi Tap tab to configure using the multi tap functionality.

NOTE: The Tap, Double Tap, Press and Hold function cannot be used in conjunction with the Multi Tap button function. Settings applied to the function will be discarded when switching between the functions.

Button Behavior: The behavior defines how the scene is recalled or toggled when the button is pressed. Select a behavior from the Behavior drop-down list:

  • Custom Toggle: Switches between the On Actions and Off Actions. Assign different scenes to the On Action and Off Action.

Multi Tap (1-10): Assign an action for each button press. To assign an action to a button press, tap a button press number and then assign the action.

NOTES:

  • The Crestron Home system maintains a count of the button presses that have occurred. When the system count matches the button press number, the action associated with the button press number is performed.
  • The system count resets after it reaches the end of the list. For example, if an action is assigned for button press 1 through 4, the fifth button press resets the system count and the action assigned to button press 1 is performed.
  • Button presses can be skipped. For example, if an action is assigned for button presses 1 and 5 and no action is assigned for button presses 2, 3, and 4, no action is performed when button presses 2, 3, and 4 occur.

Time Out Action: A time out action can be performed when the time out period expires. To set the time out action, tap the Time Out Action button and then assign an action.

NOTE: A time out period begins after the last button press and is used to determine how long the Crestron Home system waits for an addition button press. The default timeout period is 24 hours.

Enable Time of Day Actions: Assign a different action for each time of day. Assign an action for the Morning, Day, Evening, or Night.

Lighting Load

Select Lighting Load from the Button Mode drop-down list to control a lighting load when the button is pressed.

Affected Loads: Toggle the Enable Affected Loads to filter the load list and only display loads that are associated with the button.

Button Behavior: The behavior defines how the lights are controlled. Select a button behavior from the Button Behavior drop-down list:

  • On/Raise/Off/Lower: Switches the load on or off or raises or lowers the lights. The lights turn on or off or raise or lower based on the action that was performed last. If the lights were turned on or raised, press the button to turn the lights off or press and hold the button to lower the lights.
  • On/Raise: Turns the load on or raises the lights.
  • Off/Lower: Turns the load off or lowers the lights.

Functions are assigned for the following button presses:

  • Tap: Increase or decrease (jog) the light level.
  • Double Tap: Turns the lights on or off without fade time.
  • Press and Hold: Raise or lower the light level until the button is released or the maximum or minimum light level is reached.

    NOTE: To turn off the lights, continue holding the button after the minimum light level is reached.

Auto Off Time : Sets a timer to turn the lights off after a set period of time. To set the Auto Off time, select a time from the Auto Off Time drop-down list. The default auto off time is Disabled.

Shade Load

Select Shade Load from the Button Mode drop-down list to control a shade load when the button is pressed.

Behavior: The behavior defines how the shades are controlled. Select a button behavior from the Behavior drop-down list:

  • Open/Close: Open or close the shades.
  • Open: Open the shades.
  • Close: Close the shades.

Predefined functions are assigned for the following button presses:

  • Tap: Open or close the shades.
  • Press and Hold: When Enable Press-and-Hold Functionality is enabled. Raise or lower the shades until the button is released or the upper or lower limit is reached.

    NOTE: To enable press-and-hold functionality, select the Enable Press-and-Hold Functionality check box.

Lighting Room

Select Lighting Room from the Button Mode drop-down list to control all of the lighting loads in the rooms.

Affected Rooms: Toggle the Enable Affected Rooms to filter the room list and only display rooms that are associated with the button.

Functions are assigned for the following button presses:

NOTE: The lights are controlled based on the action that was performed last. If the lights were turned on or raised, the next button press will turn off or lower the lights.

  • Tap: Switches the lights on or off with the default fade time.
  • Double Tap: Switches the lights on or off with no fade time.
  • Press and Hold: Raise or lower the lights until the button is released or the maximum or minimum light level is reached.

    NOTE: To turn off the lights, continue holding the button after the minimum light level is reached.

Color Temperature

Select Color Temperature from the Button Mode drop-down list to control the color temperature for the lights in the room.

Button Behavior: The behavior defines how the lights are controlled. Select a button behavior from the Button Behavior drop-down list:

  • Warmer: Decrease the color temperature of the lights. When the color temperature decreases the lights produce warm white (amber) light. Tap the button to make small adjustments or tap and hold to ramp.
  • Cooler: Increase the color temperature of the lights. When the color temperature increases the lights produce daylight(blue-white) light. Tap the button to make small adjustments or tap and hold to ramp.

Enable Programmatic Feedback: The LED associated with the button on the device can light to indicate that the mode is active. To use the LED to provide feedback, select Enable Programmatic Feedback. The LED will light if any device in the system activates the mode.

Assign Primary Controller: The behavior defines how the lights are controlled. Select room with DMX-C lights from the Assign Master drop-down menu.

Shade Room

Select Shade Room from the Button Mode drop-down list to control all of the shades in the rooms.

Predefined functions are assigned for the following button presses:

NOTE: The shades are controlled based on the action that was performed last. If the shades were opened or raised, the next button press will lower or close the shades.

  • Tap: Open or close the shades.
  • Press and Hold: Raise or lower the shades until the button is released or the upper or lower limit is reached.

Lighting Raise and Lighting Lower

Select Lighting Raise or Lighting Lower from the Button Mode drop-down list to raise or lower the lights in the room.

Affected Loads: Toggle the Enable Affected Loads to filter the load list and only display loads that are associated with the button.

Predefined functions are assigned for the following button presses:

  • Tap: Increase or decrease (jog) the light level.
  • Double Tap: Turns the lights on or off with no fade time.
  • Press and Hold: Raise or lower the light level until the button is released or the maximum or minimum light level is reached.

    NOTE: To turn off the lights, continue holding the button after the minimum light level is reached.

Shade Raise and Shade Lower

Select Shade Raise or Shade Lower from the Button Mode drop-down list to raise or lower the shades in the room.

Affected Loads: Toggle the Enable Affected Loads to filter the load list and only display loads that are associated with the button.

Predefined functions are assigned for the following button presses:

  • Tap: Raise or lower (jog) the shades.
  • Press and Hold: Raise or lower the shades until the button is released or the upper or lower limit is reached.

Ceiling Fan

Select Ceiling Fan from the Button Mode drop-down list to control a ceiling fan when the button is pressed.

Button Behavior: The behavior defines how the fans are controlled. Select a button behavior from the Behavior drop-down list:

  • Cycle: Cycle through the available fan speeds. Each button press advances through the available fan speeds in the Speeds list. When the last speed in the list is reached, the next button press advances to the first option in the list.

    NOTES:

    • If multiple fans are controlled and they are operating at different speeds, a button press sets the fan speed for both fans to the first speed in the Available Speeds list.
    • If the Off speed is included in the Available Speeds list and five seconds pass since the last button press, a button press turns the fan off.
    • If Power On Recalls Last Speed is enabled and multiple fans are controlled and operating at different speeds when the room is turned off, the fans resume operating at their previously set speeds when the room is powered on.
  • Increase: Increase the fan speed until the maximum fan speed in the list is reached.

    If the fans are operating at different speeds, pressing the button increases the fan speed for each fan independently. For example, if High, Medium, and Low fan speeds are available and Fan 1 is operating at Low and Fan 2 is operating the Medium, pressing the button increases the fan speed for Fan 1 to Medium and Fan 2 to High.

  • Decrease: Decrease the fan speed until the lowest fan speed in the list is reached.

    If the fans are operating at different speeds, pressing the button decreases the fan speed for each fan independently. For example, if High, Medium, and Low fan speeds are available and Fan 1 is operating at High and Fan 2 is operating at Medium, pressing the button decreases the fan speed for Fan 1 to Medium and Fan 2 to Low.

Speeds: Displays the fan speeds that are available for the selected fan(s). The speeds available are populated based on the fan controller that is used and are listed in order from the slowest (Off) to the fastest fan speed. The default setting is to include all of the available fan speeds in the Speeds list.

To exclude a fan speed from the list, deselect a fan speed.

To reorder the fan speeds when Cycle is selected, click and drag it to the desired position. The Off speed cannot be moved.

NOTES:

  • If different fan controllers are used, only the fan speeds that are common between the fan controllers are displayed in the Speeds list.
  • The High fan speed is not included in the Speeds list when Decrease is selected from the Speeds drop-down menu.
  • The Off fan speed is not included in the Speeds list when Increase is selected from the Speeds drop-down menu.

Power On Recalls Last Speed: If enabled, the fans resume operating at their previously set speeds when the room is powered on. If disabled, the fans resume operating at the first speed option in the list. To disable, deselect the Power On Recalls Last Speed check box.