Dual motion sensors, work in harmony?


I have a reasonable size kitchen and require 2 motion sensors to trigger the lights. Is there a way as such to pair the 2 so of either detect motion it keeps the lights on and if neither detect motion the lights turn off after a set period.

Is suspend motion sensor the right thing?

Hi, thanks for the idea. It is on the wish list. Apologies for the delay.

Cancel motion sensor actions (previously Suspend motion sensor) can be added to for example a dimmer switch. Then when using the dimmer switch it will “cancel” the motion sensor actions. That way the motion sensor will be disabled until there is new motion, to prevent it from interrupting the dimmer switch’s scene.
It could be possible that this option works with two motion sensors as well, but that is something we will need to look into and add support for in Hue Essentials.

Is like to have light and other motion sensors conditions on motion sensor (some of them are already available on switches/dimmers).

Lamp Corridor
Lamp Entry
Motion Sensor Corridor
Motion Sensor Entry

I want to have sensors work in tandem such:
If Corridor sensor is idle (ideally extra condition if all lamps are off), and Entry motion is triggered, activate all lamps (ideally different scenes depending on time)
If Corridor sensor is not idle, and Entry sensor is triggered, wait 2 min and turn off all lamps

This is to achieve a very simple behavior: light up when I enter the home, and turn everything off when I leave

Hello @bif, combining motion sensors as one is on the wish list for future development. I moved your post to this topic which has the same request, see above.

What you could try is configuring both of your motion sensors with the wizard for your single room of lights. Then add the Cancel motion sensor actions to both motion sensors on the motion tab, so that they cancel each other. That could work if you would like them to work together, but I have not tried that yet.

Any news about the topic? I got two motion sensors and they get in conflict sometimes.

I have this request as well

I have this request too.

Has anyone gotten this working without official support yet?


Still in development?

I also have some motion detectord that conglict

Same request here - when can we expect dual/pairing of two or more motion sensors to be implemented?

I am currently working on the switches and motion sensors configurations to align them more with the new Automation feature implemented recently. That means that lots of new features will be available. I also am planning to pick up this issue with multiple motion sensors. It is hard for me to give an exact time, but I can assure you that I will fix this soon.

Hi Thomas,

Any update on the multiple motion sensors stuff? I would really like to use is in my bathroom where I have two sensors.