I have a challenge with a ST automation that does not work as intended. Its a strange one that I cannot see a way to fix.
My aim is to turn on the outside light when the Nest Hello detects motion abd then turn it off after a set period (3 mins). This uses an if statement on the Nest Hello when detecting motion.
The problem is that it becomes a never ending loop of light on and off every 3 minutes. The act of the light turning off is actually detected by the Nest Hello as motion so the light comes back on again immediately. Hence a never ending cycle of light on for 3 minutes, off, on again…
I cant think of any other logic in the automation to get around this. The obvious answer would be if the Nest Hello allowed a different parameter (ideally “person” but it does not offer this type of detection, which is strange because the Nest App itself differenciates between motion and person.
So its a bit of a logic challenge if anyone has any ideas.