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    wired motion sensors

    I am replacing all my x10 motion sensors for wired sensors to a secu16.( they gave a lot of x10 interference)
    The sensors give a short on by motion and then direct an off. So the motion detected status is just for a very short while. I want to turn on the light with it and turn it off after 5 min. of no motion. What is the best solution to do this in homeseer? I have the doomotion plugin.

    Peter

    http://www.pvanderhorst.nl
    Peter

    http://ohh.pcgsm.nl

    #2
    I'm not positive, but I do not think the SECU16 has latches on its inputs. They are strickly levels. This means that short pulses will likely be missed some/most of the time. If memory serves me, the cpuxa cycle in the ocelot is nominal 1 second. If the pulses are not at least then long then you will likely have problems.

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      #3
      Dan from AppDig used to be on the HS board a lot but haven't noticed him lately.

      I would think they would be the best source of how to handle this.

      It would be great if you would copy his responses back here. I am considering a similar situation.

      SteveP

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        #4
        AFAIK . . . when set for supervised inputs, the Appdig units (Secu16, Secu16I) are of the 'latching' type, they will report a status change no matter how short the input is tripped . . .


        . . . found a thread at the ADI message board that pretty much supports my assumption . . . check the 4th & 5th messages in the list . . .


        Pete C

        [This message was edited by pete17c on Mon, 19 January 2004 at 07:29 PM.]

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          #5
          I have both X10 and hard wired Motion sensors. I found the hard wired ones to be much better until i got the W80032 device and then I found the X10 sensors wher much more flexable fast and they do not clog up the Power line...

          Andrew

          Fast, Secure, Reliable, Profitable, Satisfaction.

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            #6
            The input of the sensors works.
            I will explain how I did it with homeseer:
            When input goes on a variable is set and a timer for 300 sec.
            New motion resets the timer, so variable is 1 and stays 1 by motion and 0 after 300 sec of no motion.This is done by the ocelot.

            In homeseer I made 2 events to switch on/off a virtual device (z1).
            On when var=1 and z1 = off.
            Off when var=0 and z1 = on
            I made z1 a doomotion sensor.
            A new event is triggered by conditions of z1 and if it's dark or late night to set the light to:
            20% > no motion and dark
            40% motion and after 11 pm
            60% motion dark and before 11 pm
            This all works, but is'nt there an more easy way to get this?

            Peter

            http://www.pvanderhorst.nl
            Peter

            http://ohh.pcgsm.nl

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              #7
              Peter,
              would you be willing to share the script you are using?

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                #8
                attached the snipped.

                Peter

                http://www.pvanderhorst.nl
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                Peter

                http://ohh.pcgsm.nl

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                  #9
                  Thanks Peter!
                  I'll take a look at it and give it a shot.

                  Marty

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