What is a Local Smart Action?

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Updated 05-20-2024 17:23:02 PM FAQ view icon5766
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Improve Automation Efficiency and Performance with a Hub

Tapo and Kasa Hubs, such as the H100, allow for a smooth transition of cloud-based automations to hub-managed automations. When an automation is triggered from a hub, the automation will become more reliable and faster to respond, potentially even when you have network interruptions or device disconnects.

Requirements for Local Smart Actions to Take Effect

When creating automations in the Tapo app, you are asked to configure both Triggers and Actions for each Automation.

If all of the triggers you have added, along with all the added actions are compatible with the feature, your hub will take over the execution of the smart action.


The following triggers can be used for Local Smart Actions:

Compatible Triggers

Motion Sensor

Motion Detected

No Motion Detected for a Set Time

Contact Sensor




Kept Open for 1 Min

Kept Open for a Set Time

Water Leak Sensor

Water Leak Detected

Water Leak Solved

Temperature and Humidity Sensor

Temperature above

Temperature below

Humidity above

Humidity below


Single Tap

Double Tap

Rotate Clockwise

Rotate Counterclockwise




The following actions can be used for Local Smart Actions:


Compatible Actions


Turn On

Turn Off

Turn On/Off

Turn on and customize lighting

Remain on for a set time

Brightness +

Brightness -

Color Temperature +

Color Temperature -

Random Color

Plug, Switch

Turn On

Turn Off

Turn On/Off

Remain on for a set time


  1. Ensure that your Hub is updated to the latest firmware version.
  2. Once the Hub takes over the execution of Automations, your Automation will be marked with a symbol based on they type of hub ( for Kasa /  for Tapo) for easy identification.
  3. Custom settings are currently not available. If the conditions are not met after modification, it will no longer be executed by the Hub.

Important Notices:

  1. Automations taken over by the Hub can continue to execute reliably during network fluctuations or temporary device disconnections. However, they cannot fully replace cloud-based Automations that require internet access. Therefore, it is not recommended to rely solely on Hub-executed Automations in offline situations.
  2. Once an Automation is assumed by the Hub, you will not be able to edit or delete it if the Hub is disconnected from both the network and the cloud. However, you can resume editing the Automation once the hub is back online.
  3. If the Hub powers off, Automations taken over by the Hub cannot be executed. After the Hub restores power, certain Automations with Effect Time or Time Trigger settings will require the Hub to reconnect to the network and accurately synchronize the time before they can execute properly.
  4. If your home router has network segmentation or disabled device-to-device communication settings, Automations will not be taken over and executed by the Hub.
  5. Ensure that your Hub is updated to the latest firmware version.


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