Motion Off Delay


#1

Happy Easter, I am having trouble building a simple off delay timer also known as a de-bounce timer. Rather than use a motion sensors timer I want to create a timer that begins timing only while there is no motion. I want to turn a light off X seconds after the motion sensor reports inactive.

If motion is active during the time delay the delay time must start over from zero.


#2

Happy Easter to you as well!

I believe @James has this on his hit list to build a native rule feature that would handle this as I don’t believe there’s a way to do exactly what you are looking for currently.

What we have been thinking about is a condition like ‘Motion has been inactive for X minutes’.

For this to work in your scenario, you would have a rule trigger of motion active which sends a light on command… then an X minute delay and at the end of that a ‘motion has been inactive for X minutes’ condition which would turn off the lights.

(Alternatively, two separate rules where the second is a motion has been inactive for X minutes trigger could work.)


#3

@Brad_Stegmann, we have rolled out “state stays…” as trigger and condition in Rule Engine in beta last week. Are you interested in joining the beta group and trying out the new features. :slight_smile:


#4

Hello @James. My name is Julio Velasco, and I work directly for @Brad_Stegmann . Please add me to the beta group to test out this feature. I appreciate your help.

Thank you,
Julio Velasco


#5

Hi Julio,
I’ve added your account to the beta tester group, and you can find more details in this beta test post.
And don’t forget to read Beta Tester Q&A first to get some ideas about our beta tester program. Thank you.


#6

Thank you @James ! I will make sure I read the beta test post and the Q&As.