The phrase I am trying to translate is for a project with an internet powered device to do its programmed purpose. For example, A pressing the button will cause a light source to illuminate or a sprinkler to begin dispersing water.
I need to translate the phrase which will be a label on a button
I found one translation in a dictionary for trigger auslösen, but I think perhaps starten may be a better equivalent for the verb of trigger in English which means that it causes something. My concern is that there is another use for the word "trigger" which means a part of a firearm.
My concern would be with the grammar of the entire phrase, I do not want to have something like device trigger which would describe a component on a device.