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Offline pjgolian

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Motion Sensor "Idle" event
« on: November 28, 2008, 07:26:26 pm »
Would it be possible to add an option to the "idle" event to only trigger if the sensor is armed?


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Re: Motion Sensor "Idle" event
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 08:36:03 am »
Dear pjgolian,

what exactly do you mean? Do you want an event to be triggerd only if the sensor is armed? At events you can choose a "Event type:":
a) An armed sensor is tripped
b) A sensor (door/window/...) is tripped

If you choose "b" you can set two more options - is tripped or goes idle after tripped.

br, Christoph

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Re: Motion Sensor "Idle" event
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 11:47:34 pm »
Option B doesn't work for me since it ignores the "armed" state.  Basically, I need option A to offer a similar "goes idle" as option B.


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Re: Motion Sensor "Idle" event
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 12:42:08 am »
I don't really understand...  Do you want to trigger the scene always when the sensor is idle, or only when the sensor is armed?

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Re: Motion Sensor "Idle" event
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 06:58:35 am »
I want an option to tell Vera to react only to the idle command from the motion sensor if the sensor is armed. 

I am currently using the arm setting on a couple of my motion sensors so that they will only turn on the lights when motion is detected at night time.  I am using the sunset event to arm the sensors and a bedtime scene to disarm.

However, during the day I will sometimes manually will turn the light on (the light controlled by the sensor).  The problem is Vera still turns the light off when it sees the idle since there is no way to tie that to the arm setting.


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Re: Motion Sensor "Idle" event
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 08:09:30 pm »
Ah.  That's a bug and shouldn't happen.  I'll fix it right away.  http://bugs.micasaverde.com/view.php?id=315