I have a Leviton Dimmer (do not know the model…maybe a VRMX1-1LZ?) and a Bosch ISW-ZPR1-WP13 motion sensor. I am using the Smart Lights app that is “supposed” to turn off the Leviton Dimmer when the motion in my office stops for 15 minutes. But what is happening, is that it keeps turning the light on instead.
In the Smart Lights app, if I change the logic to turn the light on, it behaves the way I want it to by turning the light off after 15 minutes of no motion.
I have confirmed multiple times that I have “Off” selected in the App, but it continues to turn the lights on. I can see in the IDE logs that motion was detected.
I am guessing this may not be the intended use of this specific app since I do not actually want motion to turn a light on and then off when motion starts. What I am after is just to turn the lights off 15 minutes after all motion stops to try to keep from leaving all of my basement lights on when nobody is down there.
There are three rooms/zones in my basement with smart switches and motion detectors:
1.) Basement Landing
I only want motion activated lighting for the landing (which is working)…so people don’t come tumbling down the stairs in the dark. The rest I want someone to have to manually push a switch for lights, but for all of them, I want a lack of motion to turn the lights off.
I have used Routine Automatons in the past for some of this triggering the “Automatically perform” when “Things Quiet Down”, but was really trying to simplify things a bit by using a SmartApp.