Custom motion alert app?

smartapp
customizable
motionsensor

(Samuel R. Kassirer) #1

Hello! I’m new to the community so apologies if I’m doing this incorrectly but I’ve done some searching and haven’t found a solution yet. I get a fair amount of motion false alarms. One every 2-3 days when I’m gone. I’m not convinced its the sensor’s fault… Could be a mouse in a farmhouse…or moth. Is there a smart app that only alerts me when a motion sensor gets tripped more than once in 3 or 5 minutes? That way I’d only get notified only when there is cause for concern as all my false alarms are one time alerts.

Thanks!


(Zcspencer) #2

Are the sensors close to vents? Or in a drafty location in your home? I’ve heard rapid temperature changes can cause false triggers…


#3

Hi @farmhouse. If you have more than 1 motion sensor you can use, give this SmartApp a shot.


(Samuel R. Kassirer) #4

Thanks! Ill give it a try!


(Aaron S) #5

sounds like this!

addition: i have seen moths large enough to trigger motion sensors. they are terrifying.


#6

Are your Motion sensors adjustable for pets? If so, put it in pet mode and see if that stops the false alarms.


(Samuel R. Kassirer) #7

Thanks! I just have the smartthings motion sensor and I don’t believe it
has a pet feature…


#8

Correct, it doesn’t have any ability to adjust sensitivity for pets.