My ST motion senor was “stuck” in motion starting about a month ago. I took out the battery and re-inserted it to restart the motion sensor and it was working about for a few weeks. A few days ago it was stuck in motion again, so I replaced it with a new battery and it was working for a day and then “stuck” again.
I read that there’re several threads on this and all seem to report that “resetting” the sensor would bring it back to life. So today I took out the battery again, pressed and held the reset button and inserted the battery. I did not delete the device from ST because there’re a bunch of smartapps associated with it and it’s a pain to remove and then put them back so I was taking a chance. The sensor seemed to be connecting to the hub right away without me having to do anything.
When I checked the status of the sensor from the “device monitor” community smartapp, it shows the sensor is reporting again (it wasn’t reporting before reset). However, the device page still “stuck” on motion and it’s not updating the status. None of the other smartapps worked and from the IDE site, the device is shown as offline. Reboot the hub doesn’t make any difference.
I do not know how “device monitor” sees the device but not others, but from the IDE it looks like ST doesn’t know it’s status even it’s connected to the hub. Is there a way to reconfig the device without having to go through the trouble of deleting all the smartapps then delete the device and then reinstall them again after I add it as a “new” device?