I assume this absolutely must have been discussed here somewhere already, but with searching, I can’t find it…
In the master bedroom, I have some light-weight, silky, pretty curtains both on the windows on one side of the room, and as a partial barrier between the bedroom area and the master bath room.
Whenever the HVAC fan is on, these curtains (both sides of the room) are always moving and constantly setting off the motion sensors…which, in turn, constantly triggers my motion-triggered night lights (i.e. if I didn’t turn the power off to the light before going to bed, the night lights would keep coming on all night long while I’m trying to sleep).
One of the sensors is the older Aeon Multisensor which has a sensitivity adjustment feature, and the other one is PEQ 3-Series (I think), and I’m not sure if its sensitivity can be adjusted.
Are the sensitivity adjustments and/or sensor placement the only things that can be done to deal with this, or is there anything that can be done programatically (in the SmartApps, etc)?
If you’ve encountered this and found a solution (short of ditching the idea of having either the curtains or the motion sensors in the bedroom), would you please share it with me and/or point me in the right direction?
If you have the Aeon Multisensor that I have (Z-Wave 4-in-1) and you simply adjusted the sensitivity to solve it, is there any chance you’d be willing to share which setting you put yours on that worked to avoid curtain-triggers, but still keep it sensitive enough to always, promptly trigger upon human movement in the room?
p.s. I know for sure that the curtains are causing the unwanted motion triggers, because although in the daytime, the nightlights don’t come on, because of illuminance threashold, the motion sensors continue to get triggered all day long, and when I tie them up or remove them, the triggers stop.