Tonight we had a guest staying over, so my housemate decided to time everything that was happening on SmartLights.
There is a single smart lighting automation set up to turn on a table lamp when the motion sensor detects someone coming in the room. The light is supposed to stay on until there is 15 minutes of inactivity.
These are the only two devices we still have on SmartThings so there’s no mesh issues. They’re both within one hop of the hub. Batteries fine in the motion sensor. No custom code of any kind. And this was all working fine for several months before last week’s update.
- The motion sensor triggered almost immediately but it took over 10 seconds before the light came on.
Two) the light turned itself off after four minutes. Not 15 minutes. But after 15 min there is a log entry showing the smart lighting automation firing and trying to turn the light off.
the sensor firing correctly
The light turning off after four minutes, not 15, but the automation running correctly 12 minutes after the light went off.
So if my housemate hadn’t turned on a completely separate light in the room, the guest would’ve been left in the dark twice.
No one went near the lamp during this time. They were just standing and talking on the other side of the room.
Other than poltergeists, anybody have a hypothesis?