I hope this is the right place to post this question.
My scenario is very simple; 2 ST motion sensors, one at the top of the stairs, one at the bottom.
A GE smart switch controls the staircase light.
I want the staircase light to turn on when either senses Motion, then turn off 10 minutes later. I’ve tried programming this both in the Smart Lighting app and with the SmartRules app. I can only get it to work with one sensor.
I create 3 rules:
If Motion downstairs, then turn light on.
If Motion upstairs, then turn light on.
If no Motion from either sensor for 10 minutes, then turn light off.
Seems pretty simple, but alas, it doesn’t work! If I trigger the downstairs sensor the light comes on, then goes off 10 minutes later, but subsequent trigger of the upstairs sensor doesn’t turn the light on.
If I trigger the upstairs sensor first, it works, but only once. I get down the stairs which triggers the downstairs sensor and after that the upstairs sensor no longer turns the light on, ever.
These are new sensors with full batteries. It doesn’t seem to matter if I let the light time out or I turn it off from the switch. Same behavior.
Hoping someone can offer some insight on this. Thanks for your time.