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    Can Insteon devices be linked for ON, but not OFF

    Mark, is it possible to link a motion sensor to turn ON a light switch, but not turn it OFF when it times out? I would like to link the sensor directly so the light turns ON fast. But I still want HS to make all the decisions to turn it off (security, variable timeouts, alarm conditions, etc). Some of my motion sensors make several hops to get to the PLM, so there is some delay before the light turns ON via HS events.

    #2
    the answer is yes. use occupancy II mode on the new motion sensors. for the older units, you can enable the Send On Only.
    Mark

    HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
    Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
    Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
    Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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      #3
      I'm curious how you get by without events for the Motion/On trigger. What if it's daytime and still bright out? What if you're away and it's just your cat/dog? I now have motion sensors in every room, of various types. Fast reaction-time is important when walking into a dark room so I'm always looking for ways to improve that.
      HomeSeer 3, Insteon, Z-wave, USB-UIRT, Google Hub/Chromecasts/Smart Speakers, Foscam cameras, Amcrest camera, RCA HSDB2a doorbell
      Plugins: BLLAN, BLOccupied, BLUSBUIRT, Chromecast, Insteon, Jon00 Homeseer/Echo Skill Helper, Jon00 DB Charting, MediaController, NetCAM, PHLocation2, Pushover 3P, weatherXML, Z-wave

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        #4
        Originally posted by mrceolla View Post
        ...What if you're away and it's just your cat/dog?...
        Just an off topic side note...
        I have mine set to turn on room lights if we are away and the dog(s) trigger a motion sensor in that room. My hope is that makes it look to a would be burgler like the house is occupied.

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          #5
          Originally posted by joegr View Post

          Just an off topic side note...
          I have mine set to turn on room lights if we are away and the dog(s) trigger a motion sensor in that room. My hope is that makes it look to a would be burgler like the house is occupied.
          I use BLOccupied for that.
          HomeSeer 3, Insteon, Z-wave, USB-UIRT, Google Hub/Chromecasts/Smart Speakers, Foscam cameras, Amcrest camera, RCA HSDB2a doorbell
          Plugins: BLLAN, BLOccupied, BLUSBUIRT, Chromecast, Insteon, Jon00 Homeseer/Echo Skill Helper, Jon00 DB Charting, MediaController, NetCAM, PHLocation2, Pushover 3P, weatherXML, Z-wave

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            #6
            Originally posted by mnsandler View Post
            the answer is yes. use occupancy II mode on the new motion sensors. for the older units, you can enable the Send On Only.
            Hadn't considered that option. I'll try it - thanks!

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              #7
              Originally posted by mrceolla View Post
              I'm curious how you get by without events for the Motion/On trigger. What if it's daytime and still bright out? What if you're away and it's just your cat/dog? I now have motion sensors in every room, of various types. Fast reaction-time is important when walking into a dark room so I'm always looking for ways to improve that.
              You can use the motion sensor's internal night mode so it doesn't send an ON when the room is bright enough. I don't have pets, so don't have that problem, but I would think you could do it by aiming the sensor higher, or blocking the lower part of the window so it doesn't see the floor.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Burrington View Post

                You can use the motion sensor's internal night mode so it doesn't send an ON when the room is bright enough. I don't have pets, so don't have that problem, but I would think you could do it by aiming the sensor higher, or blocking the lower part of the window so it doesn't see the floor.
                I was aware of the night mode option, but doesn't that prevent it from sensing motion for security purposes during the day?
                HomeSeer 3, Insteon, Z-wave, USB-UIRT, Google Hub/Chromecasts/Smart Speakers, Foscam cameras, Amcrest camera, RCA HSDB2a doorbell
                Plugins: BLLAN, BLOccupied, BLUSBUIRT, Chromecast, Insteon, Jon00 Homeseer/Echo Skill Helper, Jon00 DB Charting, MediaController, NetCAM, PHLocation2, Pushover 3P, weatherXML, Z-wave

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mrceolla View Post

                  I was aware of the night mode option, but doesn't that prevent it from sensing motion for security purposes during the day?
                  Yes. If you're using it for security as well, that wouldn't work...

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Burrington View Post

                    Yes. If you're using it for security as well, that wouldn't work...
                    Thank you for the confirmation.
                    HomeSeer 3, Insteon, Z-wave, USB-UIRT, Google Hub/Chromecasts/Smart Speakers, Foscam cameras, Amcrest camera, RCA HSDB2a doorbell
                    Plugins: BLLAN, BLOccupied, BLUSBUIRT, Chromecast, Insteon, Jon00 Homeseer/Echo Skill Helper, Jon00 DB Charting, MediaController, NetCAM, PHLocation2, Pushover 3P, weatherXML, Z-wave

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