I am at the end of my tether and about to send all smartthings back… Here is the situation
I have a number of Hive spot lights and bulbs, not the colourful ones, and I have connected them directly to the ST hub, latest, version 3 purchased about 2 weeks ago. They are all detected as a generic GRB… bulbs and in the controls they have the colour control which I guess is due to the generic device handler. May be this is the problem… but…
I also have ST motion sensors, purchased also at the same time. So here is what I have tried so far.
I have various automations and they all seem to have the same behaviour.
Automation X, based on motion
Between hours of X and Y, turn lights on at 50%. Between X and Y turn on at 80%, etc…
I have another automation based on no motion
If not motion is detected after 3 min, turn lights off.
If I sit in the area of detection and keep moving but pause to, say, put my shoes on, and then start moving again, at some points the lights will turn off. I suspect it’s due to motion stopped and the 3 minute counter starts. This is fine but then I would expect that as soon as I move again, the lights will come on. Unfortunately this is not the case. No matter how much I wave at the sensor, the lights would not come on. If, however, I move away from the sensor detection areas for a significant time, say something like 10 seconds or more, and then show myself at the sensor again, the lights would turn on. This exact same behaviour happens if I put this automation directly in the lights, so rather than using automations I do the above logic at the lights…
So I lost my patience and decided to go to the lighting SmartApp… that is even weirder than the above. I setup everything to mirror the above automations and … waiving at the sensors does nothing. I try with time restrictions, days of the week, nothing. Lights just don’t come one. But… I decided to add a TP link smart plug to the SmartApp, so when motion is detected, turn lights on and the TP link plug. And boom! Lights come one. I remove the plug, lights don’t come on.
I am at the end of my tether and am considering returning the ST hub and sensors but thought I’d ask the community. Anyone any idea? I don’t have any other smart lights to try this with… may be it’s the hive lights or the DH for the hive lights? Or…