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Re: Neo Coolcam motion sensor: cannot change variables
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2018, 02:23:49 pm »
Yeah I left it without battery a whole night and after the new inclusion the other day it worked good again. Thank you.

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Re: Neo Coolcam motion sensor: cannot change variables
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2018, 02:24:42 pm »
Thanks , anything I need to configure in terms of Vera since I am not sure the light sensor is working as it shows the same number all the time.

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Nir Gal

Any luck with the light sensor value ? I have the same unit as yours, I believe the manual says value 99 for calibrating the light values but I am playing with it with no results.

The light sensor is working OK on my motion sensor. Neo Coolcam motion sensor version 2 one that has a Temperature sensor on it

Parameters I set to do with the LUX sensor were the following:

Parameter #5
2 byte dec
Value = 6


5. Ambient illumination Lux Level (Not Complete, Reserved) This parameter can be set a lux level value which determines when the light sensor is activated. If the ambient illumination level falls below this value and a person moves across or within the detected area , PIR detector will send a Z-Wave ON command(i.e. BASIC_SET value = parameter 3#) to an associated device and activate it.
 
Function: Lux Level Set Parameter Number: 5 Parameter Size: 2 Byte Available Settings: 0 - 1000(Lux) Default Setting: 100(Lux)

Parameter #9
1 byte dec
Value = 10


9. Ambient illumination Lux Level Report This parameter defines by how much Lux Level must change, in lux, to be reported to the main controller. Function:Lux Level Report Parameter Number:9 Parameter Size:2 Byte Available Settings:0 - 1000(Lux) Default Setting: 100(Lux)
 

There is also parameter #7 I did not use this parameter or add it to the Device Options.

7. Light Sensor Polling Interval This Parameter can be set the light sensor measure ambient illumination level interval time. NOTE: This Value Must Be less than Wakeup Interval Time.
 
Function:Light Sensor Polling Interval Parameter Number:7 Parameter Size:2 Byte Available Settings:60 - 36000(second) Default Setting:600(s)

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Re: Neo Coolcam motion sensor: cannot change variables
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2018, 08:29:32 pm »
Well for the life of me I cannot disable the red light flashing upon motion detection.

It's meant to be parameter #10 1byte Dec with a value of 0.

I can set this OK in the Device Options but it just does not work

Also tried 1byte hex and 2byte Dec but nothing seems to work and turn it off.  :'(

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Re: Neo Coolcam motion sensor: cannot change variables
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2018, 05:30:51 am »
If anyone is having issue with the LUX / Light sensor readings / scale and them being very low. I just did the following and it sorted my LUX sensor problems.  ;D

I fixed the LUX sensor scale problem and it being really low. Some of the Neo Coolcam user manuals and there are various versions online, make mention of parameter 99 - Ambient Light Intensity Calibration, but they don't give the further details needed.

I found another user manual from a US company called Siterwell, which looked like a Neo Coolcam motion sensor, their user manual has much more detail about this parameter 99.

Using a LUX meter app on my phone I was able to calibrate the Neo Coolcam motion sensor for LUX and the levels are now much higher and pretty much match what the app on the phone is reading. So this should mean the lights no longer come on during the day, because the LUX reading was ridiculously low.

In my case I have set parameter 99 to 2 byte dec with a value of 231.

Here is the Siterwell User Manual:

https://products.z-wavealliance.org/ProductManual/File?folder=&filename=Manuals/2550/Siterwell_STW-W3300WU_motionsensor_20170825.docx.pdf

99.​ ​Ambient​ ​light​ ​intensity​ ​calibration 

This​ ​parameter​ ​defines​ ​the​ ​calibrated​ ​scale​ ​for​ ​ambient​ ​light​ ​intensity.​ ​Because​ ​the  method​ ​and​ ​position​ ​that​ ​the​ ​sensor​ ​mounted​ ​and​ ​the​ ​cover​ ​of​ ​sensor​ ​will​ ​bring  measurement​ ​error,​ ​user​ ​can​ ​get​ ​more​ ​real​ ​light​ ​intensity​ ​by​ ​this​ ​parameter​ ​setting.​ ​

User  should​ ​run​ ​the​ ​steps​ ​as​ ​blows​ ​for​ ​calibrating 

1)​ ​Set​ ​this​ ​parameter​ ​value​ ​to​ ​default(Assumes​ ​the​ ​sensor​ ​has​ ​been​ ​added​ ​in​ ​a​ ​Z‐Wave  Network). 
2)​ ​Place​ ​a​ ​digital​ ​luxmeter​ ​close​ ​to​ ​sensor​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​the​ ​same​ ​direction,​ ​monitor​ ​the​ ​light  intensity​ ​value​ ​(Vm)​ ​which​ ​report​ ​to​ ​controller​ ​and​ ​record​ ​it.​ ​The​ ​same​ ​time​ ​user​ ​should  record​ ​the​ ​value​ ​(Vs)​ ​of​ ​luxmeter. 
3)​ ​The​ ​scale​ ​calibration​ ​formula:​ ​k​ ​=​ ​Vm​ ​/​ ​Vs. 
4)​ ​The​ ​value​ ​of​ ​k​ ​is​ ​then​ ​multiplied​ ​by​ ​1000​ ​and​ ​rounded​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​whole​ ​number. 
5)​ ​Set​ ​the​ ​value​ ​getting​ ​in​ ​5)​ ​to​ ​this​ ​parameter,​ ​calibrate​ ​finished.   For​ ​example,​ ​Vm​ ​=​ ​300,​ ​Vs​ ​=​ ​2000,​ ​then  k​ ​=​ ​300​ ​/​ ​2600​ ​=​ ​0.11538  k​ ​=​ ​0.11538​ ​*​ ​1000​ ​=​ ​115.38​ ​≈​ ​115  The​ ​parameter​ ​should​ ​be​ ​set​ ​to​ ​115.  Function:​ ​​Ambient​ ​light​ ​intensity​ ​calibration  Parameter​ ​Number:​ ​​99  Parameter​ ​Size:​ ​​2​ ​Byte  Available​ ​Settings​:​ ​1​ ​~​ ​65536 
Default​ ​Setting:​ ​​1000 


My calculation was:

VM (Neo CoolCam) = 327
VS (Lux Meter on Phone) = 1411

K= 327 / 1411 = 0.23175

Value for Parameter 99 = 231




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Re: Neo Coolcam motion sensor: cannot change variables
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2018, 11:44:41 am »
Everything is working with this Neo Coolcam v2 motion sensor apart from in Vera very often the temperature sensor says 0.00 degrees.

Some times for a while it does show a temperature reading OK but a lot of the time when I look its 0.00

The supplied user manual leaflet makes no mention of any device parameter settings to do with the temperature sensor portion of the device.

Anyone else also had this problem ?

The Lux on the other hand is updating in Vera perfectly fine.

Thanks

I've also attached my current parameter settings and how this device looks in the Imperihome app.

Exactly the same problem. I configured it according to your indications, at the beginning I get correct temp and now 0?C, did you find a solution? Thanks Chris

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Re: Neo Coolcam motion sensor: cannot change variables
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2018, 05:42:25 am »
Everything is working with this Neo Coolcam v2 motion sensor apart from in Vera very often the temperature sensor says 0.00 degrees.

Some times for a while it does show a temperature reading OK but a lot of the time when I look its 0.00

The supplied user manual leaflet makes no mention of any device parameter settings to do with the temperature sensor portion of the device.

Anyone else also had this problem ?

The Lux on the other hand is updating in Vera perfectly fine.

Thanks

I've also attached my current parameter settings and how this device looks in the Imperihome app.

Exactly the same problem. I configured it according to your indications, at the beginning I get correct temp and now 0?C, did you find a solution? Thanks Chris

Seems there are no parameters you can set in relation to the temp sensor.

Mine still goes to 0.0c sometimes but the correct reading comes back again at some point.