I created a few rules to turn my lights on when motion in the rooms are detected then turn them off after a predefined period of no motion. So far it works pretty good and oddly enough there’s the problem. I still need to turn the sensitivity up on my detectors so that would help part of my problem but worsen another.
Until I get light sensors the rules turn the lights on to a specific brightness based on time of day and the delay to off also depends on time of day. I’m having a heck of a time programming in an override to this behavior. Sometimes we’re watching TV on the couch and apparently we’re not moving enough so the lights turn off. Then there are the times where we manually set the lights brighter or dimmer than the rule is configured and as soon as some one moves or the dog walks in the lights adjust back to the undesired level.
As i’m weighing my options to handle this i’m curious as to what others with motion detectors controlling their lights are doing to override the programming in their rules? I tried creating the rules so they would automatically be disabled for an hour if some one manually changed the lighting level at the wall but that broke everything all together. Anyone up for sharing what they’re doing? What’s the best way to handle this?