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Basic action / Routine / Condition

In the Niko Home Control programming software II version 2.x actions linked to controls and devices are subdivided into:

  • basic actions
  • routines
  • conditions

What is a basic action?

The majority of actions in an installationon are simple, e.g. using a control to switch one or more lamps on or off, or controlling a roller shutter with a roller shutter button. We call these actions basic actions.

You can easily create them in a few mouse clicks.

Some basic actions comprise handy parameters, e.g. you can make the light switch off after a certain period of time.

The behaviour of a basic action is pre-defined.

Please also read 'What is a basic action?'.


  • a dimmer and a button will follow the pre-defined dimmer behaviour
  • a roller shutter and a button will follow the pre-defined roller shutter behaviour

What is a routine? 

A routine is a more comprehensive action where a wizard facilitates the process of setting the behaviour and parameters by guiding you through the different steps.

Routines represent the power of Niko Home Control II and offer you the possibility to add value in an easy way.

Please also read 'What is a routine?'.


  • presence simulation
  • presence alert
  • access control
  • basic all-off

What is a condition?

You use a condition when you want to create functions that go further than what routines do.

Please also read 'What is a condition?'.


Closing the roller shutters when it is dark and the routine all off has been activated.

What is the difference between a basic action, a routine and a condition?

The figure below shows the difference between a basic action, a routine and a condition.

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