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    Motion even running over and over during power outage?

    So last night we had a power outage for several hours. I have my HS3 computer on a backup, as well as my Znetv2, but turns out the Network switch I have on another UPS didn't work (need new UPS). So, HS3 running, Znet running but not connected to LAN.

    I have a couple of motion events in my house that during the outage, seemed to repeat constantly for the duration of the outage. Literally thousands of these in the logs. This is just a snippet. Any idea why this is happening? They both have battery powered motion detectors that turn on a zwave wall switch?
    Oct-25 8:40:05 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:40:05 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:40:04 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:40:04 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:40:04 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:40:04 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:40:03 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:40:03 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:40:03 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:40:03 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:40:02 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:40:02 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:40:02 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:40:02 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:40:01 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:40:01 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:40:01 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:40:01 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:40:00 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:40:00 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:40:00 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:40:00 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:59 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:59 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:59 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:59 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:58 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:58 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:58 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:58 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:57 PM Z-Wave Warning ZNetv2: Cannot connect to Z-Wave Ethernet at IP 192.168.1.53 port: 2001, Ex=A socket operation was attempted to an unreachable host 192.168.1.53:2001
    Oct-25 8:39:57 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:57 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:57 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:57 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:56 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:56 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:56 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:56 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:55 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:55 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:55 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:55 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:54 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:54 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:54 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:54 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:53 PM Z-Wave Error ZNetv2: Error, the Z-Wave API Transmit Queue is not empty after waiting 20 seconds - the interface may be disconnected or not operational (ZNetv2).
    Oct-25 8:39:53 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:53 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:53 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:53 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:52 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:52 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:52 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:52 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:51 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:51 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:51 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:51 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:50 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:50 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:50 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:50 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:49 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:49 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:49 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:49 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:48 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:48 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:48 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:48 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:47 PM Device Control Device: Pantry Light Pantry to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:47 PM Device Control Device: Laundry Room Light Overhead to Off (0)
    Oct-25 8:39:47 PM Event Event Trigger "Pantry Pantry Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:47 PM Event Event Trigger "Laundry Room Laundry Room Motion - Light OFF"
    Oct-25 8:39:46 PM Z-Wave Warning ZNetv2: Cannot connect to Z-Wave Ethernet at IP 192.168.1.53 port: 2001, Ex=A socket operation was attempted to an unreachable host 192.168.1.53:2001

    #2
    It might help if you post a screenshot of your event.
    Real courage is not securing your Wi-Fi network.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Wadenut View Post
      It might help if you post a screenshot of your event.
      here you go:

      Click image for larger version

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        #4
        Looks like the events were running over and over because the event action couldn't be completed.
        Your event: Turn light on if motion and light is not on
        Action: Nothing changes since power if off.
        Your event: Turn light on if motion and light is not on (There's still motion, and the light is still not on)
        repeat over and over

        I usually add a can't repeat for X seconds (maybe 30 seconds or one minute) for events like this to minimize the overhead when situations like this pop up.

        I also have group conditions to stop events like this if the power is off.

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          #5
          Originally posted by joegr View Post
          Looks like the events were running over and over because the event action couldn't be completed.
          Your event: Turn light on if motion and light is not on
          Action: Nothing changes since power if off.
          Your event: Turn light on if motion and light is not on (There's still motion, and the light is still not on)
          repeat over and over

          I usually add a can't repeat for X seconds (maybe 30 seconds or one minute) for events like this to minimize the overhead when situations like this pop up.

          I also have group conditions to stop events like this if the power is off.
          That makes sense. thanks!
          can you share your group condition?

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            #6
            Sure
            IF 2nd BLUPS Power Status has a value equal to On AC Power

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              #7
              well that makes sense. thanks.

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                #8
                It looks like it's only your "Off" event that's re-firing.
                If the power is off, the light switch won't be responding and could become Invalid Status (or Unknown) or even remain "On" as far as HS knows.
                Once this occurs, the off event will fire constantly because the light switch value is never going to be "Off"

                Adding the Group condition is a very good idea actually. Alternatively if it's more practical, you could add that condition to the individual events.
                Real courage is not securing your Wi-Fi network.

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