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  • Help creating driveway Motion triggered events - Driveway lights on for 15 minutes

    Here is all I am trying to do:

    I have a PIR and Inductive vehicle sensor on my driveway connected to Insteon I/O modules.

    I have 4 coach lights over the garage doors.

    When the Inductive or PIR senses movement on the driveway and it is between sunset and sunrise (night time) turn on the coach lights if for 15 minutes.

    If no further motion, turn off the lights.

    If more movement, keep resetting the 15 minute timer until the motion subsides, then turn the driveway coach lights off.

    If it is after sunrise and before sunset (daytime) and there is motion do not turn on the lights.

    My attempt attached below but lights were coming on during the day. If I can just see an example it sure it would get me going.

    There are several more motion activated timed events I need to create and I am sure if I I can have one example to work from I’ll be fine with the rest.

    Help!

    Thanks.



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  • #2
    This should get you on the right track:

    Code:
    IF PIR Input Sensor Set On
    AND IF The Time is Nighttime
    
    OR IF Inductive Input Sensor Set On
    AND IF The Time is Nighttime
    
    THEN Remove Delayed Device Actions for Garage Lights Over Doors
    THEN Set Device Garage Lights Over Doors to ON
    THEN Set Device Garage Lights Over Doors to OFF
    after a delay of 15 minutes, 0 seconds

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    • #3
      It looks like your action to turn on the lights has a 15 minute delay, as does the action to turn it off. I would expect that if there is motion detected, the light would go on and off immediately after a 15 minute delay. (. . . or come on and stay on. I've never tried running two contradictory delayed actions with the same delay. They could run in any order, though, I suspect.)

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      Last edited by Uncle Michael; January 15th, 2020, 12:01 PM. Reason: added more info
      Mike____________________________________________________________ __________________
      HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.548

      HW: Stargate | NX8e | CAV6.6 | Squeezebox | PCS | WGL 800RF, Rain8Net+ | RFXCOM | QSE100D | Vantage Pro | Green-Eye | X10: XTB-232, -IIR | Edgeport/8 | Way2Call | Ecobee3

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      • #4
        As far as the light coming on during the day, you need to tell HS to check the conditions on the event you are calling. You will see that option if you click on the airplane icon below the action to run the event.

        PS. Thank you for posting a screen shot of your event. It was very helpful in understanding the issue.


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        HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.548

        HW: Stargate | NX8e | CAV6.6 | Squeezebox | PCS | WGL 800RF, Rain8Net+ | RFXCOM | QSE100D | Vantage Pro | Green-Eye | X10: XTB-232, -IIR | Edgeport/8 | Way2Call | Ecobee3

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        • #5
          Originally posted by teladog01 View Post
          This should get you on the right track:

          Code:
          IF PIR Input Sensor Set On
          AND IF The Time is Nighttime
          
          OR IF Inductive Input Sensor Set On
          AND IF The Time is Nighttime
          
          THEN Remove Delayed Device Actions for Garage Lights Over Doors
          THEN Set Device Garage Lights Over Doors to ON
          THEN Set Device Garage Lights Over Doors to OFF
          after a delay of 15 minutes, 0 seconds
          Yes that exactly is what I needed to get my head wrapped around it! Much appreciated!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ve3bwp View Post

            Yes that exactly is what I needed to get my head wrapped around it! Much appreciated!!!
            You bet πŸ‘ πŸ˜€

            P.S. What Uncle Michael ​​​​​​posted is worth noting as well. The reason your "Driveway lights on" event was running even during the day is because you didn't have the option checked to only run if the conditions are true. It's ***-backwards the way HST has implemented this...that really should be the default behavior...and there should be a check box to disregard the conditions. But such is life with HomeSeer

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            • #7
              Originally posted by teladog01 View Post

              You bet πŸ‘ πŸ˜€

              P.S. What Uncle Michael ​​​​​​posted is worth noting as well. The reason your "Driveway lights on" event was running even during the day is because you didn't have the option checked to only run if the conditions are true. It's ***-backwards the way HST has implemented this...that really should be the default behavior...and there should be a check box to disregard the conditions. But such is life with HomeSeer
              I need to unlearn past stuff I did going back to the 90's with the Enerlogic/x10 and HS1. I was trying to learn from the spagetti thread I was referred to in this post:

              ​​​​​​https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ho...s-on-hs3-rpi3b

              My brain needs to see simpler more context based examples.

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