Hello SmartPeople, I’m looking for a solution to the following:
I have a surveillance system that does not integrate with SmartThings (boo!). However, it does generate an email when it detects motion which IFTTT can use to turn on a light switch in SmartThings (yeah!). I’ve created a virtual switch in SmartThings to reflect the status of the on state with the motion detection.
Now, what I would like is to turn on a select group of external lights that are governed by the motion detection but only during a specified time (from sunset to sunrise). So this would be similar to Follow Me but limited to a user defined effectivity time period. I’d like the external lights to turn off after a specified period of time, too ( I think I can use Power Allowance for this.)
So, any suggestions. The surveillance system can specify by camera, the times that motion detection should be operating and emails sent. However, I would like motion detection to be on all the time so that the motion gets recorded, but only want the lights to come on after sunset, of course.
Thanks, in advance.