Hi, I am trying to get my Front Porch light to trigger on motion using my Nest Hello. I have the NST Manager installed and recently implemented the REST app on an Ubuntu server. I am using WebCore for the automation.
I used to have a 1st generation RING doorbell that I did this same thing through the smart lighting smart app, and besides the short delay to pick up motion due to the way that doorbell works it triggered perfectly.
Moved to Nest Hello because I have all Nest thermostats and google home devices, plus I thought that since the Hello was hardwired and always on it would be better.
I’m having tons of issues getting this to work though. At first it wasn’t even triggering it and I could see no motion events in the logs on IDE, but then I changed a setting on the device in the IDE and it started triggering those events and turning on the light.
The setting was MotionOnPersonOnly and it was set to True, but changing it to false seemed to allow the motion communications to be seen by smartthings. However, it was triggering it all the time. Basically the light was always on.Despite that I have a statement in there that says after five minutes inactive to turn off.
I have a Motion zone set up and so I went in to NST manager and changed the setting to only trigger motion in that zone, but I can go stand in front of my door and though the doorbell sees me and sends me an alert through NEST app the light never comes on and the logs show no activity. If I remove that setting then it is back to being always on.
Hoping someone can please help. This should be so easy to do, but I’m getting super frustrated with it. I’ve seen where some users are doing the exact thing I am trying to do with the Hello, so if you could pass along your settings that might help. Thanks in advance.