So I am trying to implement motion based lighting in my family/movie room. The light switch (Z-Wave Dimmer) is directly behind the door. So when you go to the basement, you have to open then close the door in order to get to the light switch. Not a huge deal, but slightly inconvenient and a perfect candidate for automation!
I understand the logistic of “If motion is detected, turn light on”. What I’m having trouble with is how to ensure the light doesn’t turn off immaturely. Most of the time spent in this room is on the couch watching TV or at the computer desks. In both scenario, not much motion occurs. Therefore, I could understand if the sensor resets and turns off the lights while using the PC.
What other safeguards can I integrate to keep the lights on until the room is truly empty? Has anyone else run into this obstacle?