Quick Actions

Recall a series of scenes, media functions, Lutron button scenes, external functions, or sequences using Quick Actions.

Create a Quick Action

Select Quick Actions from the Select an Item menu to display a configuration screen for the Quick Action.

  1. Select a room from the Select a Room menu.
  2. Tap Quick Actions from the Select an Item menu.

  3. Tap Add Quick Action .

  4. Enter a descriptive name for the Quick Action and then tap OK. The Quick Action is added to the Quick Actions menu and the configuration screen for the Quick Action is displayed.

Display a Quick Action in Different Rooms

The Quick Action can be configured so that it is available in different rooms around the house. When the Quick Action is displayed in a different room, it can be recalled by a user interface device that is located in the selected room(s).

To display Quick Actions in other rooms, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Show Quick Action next to a Quick Action. The Show Quick Action In… dialog box is displayed.
  2. Select the room name checkbox to show the Quick Action in the selected room(s).

  3. Tap Save.

Configure a Quick Action

  1. Select a room from the Select a Room menu.
  2. Tap Quick Actions from the Select an Item menu.
  3. To enable voice control, tap the Settings tab and then tap Enable.

  4. Tap the Actions tab to assign actions to the Quick Action.

  5. Select a mode from the Mode drop-down menu. The mode determines the type of action that is recalled by the Quick Action. Options for Mode include:

    • None: No action is recalled by the Quick Action.
    • Scene: A scene is recalled by the Quick Action. For details, refer to Mode: Scene.
    • Media Function: Recalls an media function. For details, refer to Mode: Media Function.
    • Button Emulation: Recalls a function of a Lutron keypad. For details, refer to Mode: Button Emulation.
    • External Function: Recalls a function that is defined by an external control system, such, as an MC3. For details, refer to Mode: External Function.
    • Sequence: A sequence of actions are recalled by the Quick Action. For details, refer to Mode: Sequence.

Mode: Scene

Select Scene from the Mode drop-down menu to recall a scene when the Quick Action is recalled.

NOTE: The Toggles Scene/Off and Custom Toggle options are disabled in the Behavior drop-down menu.

Enable Time of Day Actions: Recall a different scene based on the time of day.

NOTE: To configure the time periods, refer to Current Times of Day.

To assign a different scene for the morning, day, evening, and night time periods:

  1. Select Enable Time of Day Actions.
  2. Select Morning, Day, Evening, or Night and then select scenes from the Actions menu. Select a scene for all time periods. If scenes are not selected for a time period, no action will be performed when the Quick Action is recalled during the time period.

Mode: Media Function

Select Media Function from the Mode drop-down menu to recall a media function when the Quick Action is recalled.

Mode: Button Emulation

Select Button Emulation from the Mode drop-down menu to emulate a button on a Lutron keypad when the Quick Action is recalled.

NOTE: 

  • To emulate multiple Lutron buttons, create a phantom button in the Lutron system that performs all of the required functions. Assign the phantom button to the Quick Action.
  • To emulate a Lutron button and a function within Crestron Home, create a sequence that recalls the Lutron button and the Crestron Home function. For details, refer to Mode: Sequence.

Mode: External Function

Select External Function from the Mode drop-down menu to recall an external function when the Quick Action is recalled.

Mode: Sequence

Select Sequence from the Mode drop-down menu to recall a series of actions when the Quick Action is recalled.

Items that can be included in a sequence:

  • Audio Servers
  • AVRs
  • Blu-ray Players
  • Cable Boxes
  • Displays
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Extension Drivers
  • Horizon Keypads
  • Lighting Loads
  • Lighting Scenes
  • Media Scenes
  • Multiple Displays
  • Streaming Service Profiles
  • Quick Actions
  • Relay Controlled Devices
  • Scheduled Events
  • Shade Groups
  • Shade Loads
  • Shade Scenes
  • Video Servers

 

NOTES:

  • If a device (or a room) is deleted from the system, all steps associated with the device (or room) in all sequences will be removed.
  • An exclamation mark is displayed if the source route is broken after it is added to the sequence.

Select Room Below Menu

The Select Room Below menu displays rooms with items that can be included in a sequence. The configured rooms contain sequence items specific to the room and Whole House room contains sequence items specific to the whole house.

Tap a room name to view the commands that are available for the room. The commands are organized by Lighting Scenes, Shade Scenes, Media Scenes, Media Operations, Quick Actions, and Devices.

Tap the Whole House room to view the commands that are available for the whole house. The commands are organized by Lighting Scenes, Shade Scenes, Media Scenes, Quick Actions, and Scheduled Events.

Lighting Scenes / Shade Scenes: Displays the lighting or shade scenes that are available in the room.

NOTES:

  • Scenes that are created in a room and hidden (no rooms selected in the Show Scenes In dialog) are displayed in the list.
  • Scenes are only displayed in the room that they are created. Scenes that are displayed in another room using the Show Scenes In dialog when creating the scene will not be shown.
  • The sequence that is being created is not displayed in the Quick Actions menu.

Media Scenes: Displays the media scenes that are available in the room.

Media Operations: Displays the media controls that are available in the room. Media operations include routing a source to a room, sending source commands to an active source, and sending room level commands to a room.

  • Route: Displays the sources that can be routed to the room. Media sources provided by Smart TVs are also displayed.

    NOTE: Sources are displayed in the Route menu even if they are deselected in the Allowed Sources menu during Source Route configuration.

  • Source: Displays source commands that can be sent to the active media source. For example, commands can be sent for source control (for example, play, pause, shuffle), menu navigation (guide, menu, back, up/down/left/right), and channel control.

    NOTE: The Crestron Home system directs the command to the active media source. If there are no active media sources, the command is not sent to any device.

  • Room Commands: Displays the room-level commands that are available for the room. For example, volume raise or lower, sleep timer, and room on or off commands.

Room Operations: Displays the Do Not Disturb actions that are available in the room.

Quick Actions: Displays the Quick Actions that are available in the room.

NOTES:

  • Quick Actions that are created in a room and hidden (no rooms selected in the Show Quick Action In dialog) are displayed in the list.
  • Quick Actions are only displayed in the room that they are created. Quick Actions that are displayed in another room using the Show Quick Action In dialog when creating the Quick Action will not be shown.
  • The sequence that is being created is not displayed in the Quick Actions menu.
  • A sequence Quick Action can be added as a step in a different sequence Quick Action. For example, Sequence Quick Action A can be added as a step in Sequence Quick Action B.
  • A sequence Quick Action cannot be added as a step in a different sequence Quick Action if a loop will occur. For example, if Sequence Quick Action A was added as a step in Sequence Quick Action B, Sequence Quick Action B cannot be added as a step in Sequence Quick Action A.

Scheduled Events: Displays the scheduled events that can be enabled or disabled.

Devices: Displays the devices in the room that can be directly controlled, such as lighting loads, shades, shade groups, Blu-Ray players, cable boxes, video servers, displays, Horizon keypads, relay controlled devices, and AVRs.

NOTE:

  • The Crestron Home system always directs the command to the selected device even if it is not the active device. For example, you can issue the Send Keypad String command for a cable box even though the cable box is not the active source in the room.
  • Sources are displayed in the menu even if they are deselected in the Allowed Sources menu during Source Route configuration.
  • Relay controlled devices include fireplace, fountain, garage door, gate, irrigation, screen, and lift relays. The function available in the sequence (toggle open/close, toggle on/off, on, off, open, and close) is determined by the settings for the device.
  • The color and brightness settings can be changed on Horizon keypads.

Sequence Lists Menu

Displays the steps in the sequence and provides sequence control options. Each step in the sequence displays information about step such as the room name, device type, settings, and the action that is performed.

The Sequence menu provides the following sequence control buttons:

Add Delay: Add a delay step to the sequence.

Add Random Delay: Add a delay step to the sequence that lasts for a random period of time.

Play Sequence: Play the entire sequence.

Play Step: Play individual steps in the sequence.

Delete Step: Delete a step in the sequence.

Add a Step

  1. Select an action from the Select Room Below menu and then tap Add Step.

  2. If the action requires a value to be set, enter the required data in the dialog that is displayed and then tap OK.

  3. The step is added to the sequence. Each step displays information about the step such as the room name, device type, settings, and the action that is performed.

Edit a Step

  1. Tap a step in the in the Sequence List menu.

  2. Enter the required data in the dialog that is displayed.

  3. Tap OK.

Add a Delay Step

Use a delay step to match the exact time of an event in the system, such as the warmup time of a device

NOTE: Timed action steps and delays run concurrently. For example:

  • If two lighting load actions are added with 5 second fade times, the loads will fade to their brightness settings at the same time.
  • If two lighting load actions are added with 5 second fade times and a 10 second delay is added between the steps, the second lighting load action begins 10 seconds after the first lighting load starts to dim.

To add a delay step, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Add Delay.

  2. Enter the delay time in the Duration (s) box.

  3. Tap OK. The delay step is added to the sequence. The step displays the length of the delay in seconds.

Add a Randomized Delay Step

Use a randomized delay to create a Vacation mode. For details, refer to Vacation Scheduler.

NOTE: Timed action steps and delays run concurrently. For example:

  • If two lighting load actions are added with 5 second fade times, the loads will fade to their brightness settings at the same time.
  • If two lighting load actions are added with 5 second fade times and a 10 second delay is added between the steps, the second lighting load action begins 10 seconds after the first lighting load starts to dim.

To add a randomized delay step, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Add Random Delay.

  2. Enter the minimum and maximum delay time in the Min Duration (s) and Max Duration (s) boxes. The Max Duration(s) time must be greater than or equal to the Min Duration (s) time.

  3. Tap OK. The random delay step is added to the sequence. The step displays the range for the length of the delay in seconds.

Select a Streaming Service Account Profile and Preset

Streaming service profiles are available for streaming services set up on a DM-NAX-8ZSA.

To select a streaming service account profile and preset:

  1. Select a room and then select Media Operations.
  2. Select + Route.
  3. Select a streaming service that uses profiles from the Source drop-down menu.

  4. Select an account and preset from the Account and Preset drop-down menus. Select Current Profile from the Account drop-down to select the profile that is currently playing or was last played. Select Currently Playing from the Preset drop-down to select the preset that is currently playing or was last played.

  5. Select OK.

Reorder the Steps

To reorder the steps in a sequence, follow these steps:

  1. Tap and hold a step until it turns green (about 3 seconds).

  2. Drag the step to the desired location in the sequence and then release the step.

Delete a Step

  1. To enter Delete mode, tap Delete step. The Delete Step button turns blue.

  2. To delete a step, tap Delete and then tap Yes.

  3. To exit Delete mode, tap Delete. The Delete button and the icons next to the sequence steps return to the original state.

Test the Sequence

Test the sequence to make sure that it functions properly. To test the sequence, you can play all steps in the sequence or individual steps in the sequence.

  • To play all steps in the sequence, tap Play Sequence.
  • To play a single step in the sequence, follow these steps:
    1. To enter Play Step mode, tap Play Step. The Play Step button turns blue.
    2. To play a step, tap Play.
    3. To exit Play Step mode, tap Play Step. The Play Step button and the icons next to the sequence steps return to the original state.