Automation doesn't run when Motion Detected on Ring camera

When I had Wink and motion was detected with my Ring it would then turn on my porch light no problem after sunset.

This automation on SmartThings has maybe worked 4 /100 times, but I have no idea why it isn’t working regularly even when its well after sunset. Is there another way to get this scenario to work?

That’s not “after sunset,” it’s “at sunset.” So motion would have to be detected exactly at sunset to trigger the automation. You need to set up a range using “period of time”


HAHA damn I feel like an idiot. I told myself it had something to do with the time but I never checked…

Thank you! I just changed it to period of time, will test it now.

EDIT: Works like a charm @JDRoberts, bless you.

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