I purchased a GE Smart Motion Switch (ZW4006) for my Bathroom exhaust fan. I installed it, paired it, and set it to manual on and off instead of using the sensor. It showed up as a Z-Wave Device Multichannel switch. I can turn it on and off with the Smartthings hub. I thought it would show up as a motion sensor too, but when I try to create any smart lighting automation based on motion sensor, nothing shows up. Am I doing something wrong or does this device not support the motion as a zwave sensor? I called GE support and the tech I spoke with said it should. In case you are wondering why I turned off the integrated motion functions, when you turn it off, there is like a 5 second delay and then motion turns it back on. This does not seem to be adjustable, so why provide an off button??? I could have saved $20/switch by purchasing a simple on/off switch, but I thought it would be worth it to have some motion sensors.
My primary goal when I started this is to have the bathroom fans turn on for 1 hour out of 4 hours. This is required for some energy audit rebates. It looks like I can do this in the smart lighting app by turning it on at midnight and off at 1am, on at 5am and off at 6am, etc, but is there a smarter timing application out there for this type of automation?
- Turn on fan 1 hour out of 4 hours
- Turn fan on with motion & off with lack of motion (5 min delay)
- When physical fan off button is hit, allow for a delay (say 10 min.) before motion sensor function starts again.
If anyone can give me advice on whether this switch should provide a zwave motion sensor and point me to any apps that may allow for simpler timer based on/off of fans, it would be appreciated.