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Offline bart70

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Motion detection
« on: October 19, 2014, 08:46:00 am »
Hi, I really like this plugin, and it is working great with UI7 now. Nice job.

I'm testing how to use motion detection to trigger lights, and also turn off the lights. The motion detected event works fine to turn on lights. When no motion is detected the lights turn off. This happens too often; for example when sitting still at a table reading.

Does anyone have tips on how to improve this logic?


Offline nlrb

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Re: Motion detection
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 11:49:01 am »
Not much you can do I'm afraid. You want to use the motion sesnsors for something they're not designed for.

What you would like is
  • if the system is armed, the motion sensor should not be too sensitive, as this would give false alarms
  • if the system is disarmed, you want to srnso to be really sensitive, such that you can sense any motion

These sensor are designed for an alarm system and hence e.g. will go to sleep for some time once they have detected motion. Not really suitable for controlling lights.