Motion sensor activate /deactivate?

Hello,
is there a possibility to deactivate a motion sensor by pressing a button on a dimmer switch? Your app itself can do this but i did not find it as a function/action…

Eure App an sich kann das jedoch habe ich es nicht als funktion/aktion gefunden…

Example: Corridor
A motion sensor is installed there which dims the light in the corridor in the evening. Sometimes I would like the corridor to be set to 100% light and the motion sensor to be deactivated in the evening, for this I would like to use a dimmer switch…

function:
Button: 1 (ON)
-deactivate motion sensor
-light 100%

Button: 0 (OFF)
-activate motion sensor
-light 0%

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You can deactivate the motion sensor (in german: “Aktionen des Bewegungssensors abbrechen”), but for me it doesn’t do anything. I hope that one day it will work …

Unfortunately not, because I do not want to abort any action, it should not be triggered in the first place.

Example: Corridor
I walk through the hallway, the light goes on through the motion detector, on 50% and after 2 minutes off again.
So far so good.

Now I want to do something in the corridor and press ON on the remote control, now the corridor light should stay on 100% until I press OFF, then the motion detector should automatically control the light again.

What I need is the functionality:
Button 1

  1. motion detector off
  2. light 100%

Button 2

  1. motion detector on
  2. light off

(
https:///api/12345/sensors/7/state
{“on”:false}

… or something like that

)

The APP already comes with the functionality activate/deactivate, so it should also be possible to deactivate the motion detector, unfortunately I can’t find this setting, just a “cancel” for which I can’t imagine any scenario at all :slight_smile:

Hello, thanks for the detailed explanation. Switching on/off a motion sensor from a button is currently not possible. It is on the wish list for future development.

The “cancel motion sensor actions” action is described here: How to use "Cancel Motion Sensor Actions"

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I’m looking for the same function! Any word on when this function is going to be implemented?
Please make it! Already paid for your great app!

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Hi,

First of all, good job for the work done on this app I really appreciate it!

I have the same need, I’m building a home-made alarm system composed by a motion sensor and a 120db siren connected to a smart plug.
When the sensor detects something the smart plus is actived and the siren works for 5 minutes then automatically stops, an alexa actions triggers also a notification and an email with ifft).

I want to configure a dimmer switch to turn on the sensor (=activate the alarm, when I leave home) and turn off the sensor (=disable the alarm when I come back).
Currently I’m forced to use the app each time and it is not efficient.

That is a super interesting use case @Sed95 :slight_smile:

I would really appreciate the same feature, to activate/deactivate a particular motion sensor as an assignable action.

My case is far more mundane. I have a motion sensor in my bedroom, to provide a bit of guiding nightlight if one of us gets out of bed to pee. However, if I were to use the dimmer switch to turn on the lights manually, I’d want to disable the motion sensor, for the duration of whatever it is I Have To Deal With.

As in
Button 1, First press:
Set scene in Bedroom
Disable Bedroom motion sensor

Button 0, First press:
Switch off Bedroom
Activate Bedroom motion sensor

As far as I can reason, the requested feature is necessary for that purpose.

Cheers,
Holm :wink:

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If you are interrested in the use case with the alarm please not that I replaced the Hue Smart Plug by an Amazon Smart plug, the Hue one automatically starts enabled after 2 power shut downs whereas the Amazon plug in this case stays disabled.

@Thomas Any idea when you will implement the feature? by the way is it currently technically doable ?