How to create a Scene (Desktop)

Within your Brinks Home™ App on a desktop device, you'll find four ready-made scenes: Home, Away, Sleep and Wake Up. Each scene is configured for a moment in the day where you need to adjust several things at once: arriving home, leaving the house, going to bed, and getting up in the morning. All four scenes are easy to customize. Here's how to do it.

1. Getting Started.

You can create Scenes in both the desktop and mobile versions of the Brinks Home app. We're going to use the desktop version. If you prefer to set up a Scene on the Brinks Home Mobile App, head here.

Log into your Brinks Home App on a desktop device, then click Automation.

You'll see four pre-set Scenes, which you can edit from this page. To create a new one, click the New scene in the upper right hand corner.

2. Create a button for your Scene.

We're going to create a 'Movie' Scene that makes things comfortable for movie viewing after the kids have gone to bed. Enter your Scene name in the space provided. You can also change the icon and the color for your new Scene.

3. Specify what your Scene will do.

Under your Scene name, you’ll see the list of devices in your Scene. To add new devices, click the Add+ button, then specify what you want the device to do.

For example, we want our Movie Scene to set the security system to Arm Stay, with the front door locked.

Movies require a blanket, so we're turning the temperature down for this Scene.

4. Use your new Scene.

Click Save to confirm your Scene. You'll see it with the others on the Scenes page.

Head back to the home screen of your desktop app, and your Scene will be there. Click the icon you set from those listed in the Scenes bar. On the confirmation pop-up, click Run Scene... and enjoy!

Finally, we're going to have the hallway lights and living room lamp turn off, for perfect movie ambiance.

If you're not familiar with Scenes, click here for more information.