In the UK and use Alexa as my main method of communicating with my smart home. I prefer not to use any apps for anything except initial setup and this works well in practice, so far…
I have Lohas (Tuya) Lights and ST Motion Sensors in all rooms in my home.
I have used virtual switches/sensors where necessary to customise switching them on dusk till dawn, when motion is detected (and turning them off again after a minute of no motion).
All great except when someone is in bed, possibly asleep.
I have been trying to think of ways to stop the main bedroom light switching on if someone is already in bed. I initially thought about pressure mats in the bed to detect presence but soon went off this idea due to cost.
So I am looking for a cheap as possible (or free) way to achieve this. I guess maybe the only way would be an Alexa command?
I do have webcore installed in the ST app and have an IFTTT account. Both have never actually been used.
Does anyone have any thoughts on the easiest way to achieve this?
Quick edit: I should state that it is when I enter the room, if another is already sleeping, that I do not want the main light to turn on. I have positioned the sensor so it does not target the bed.