I would like to create a vacancy automation for an already-vacant room. Can this be done?
I understand the premise of the SmartThings automation trigger “when things quiet down”: that means when motion sensors do not detect motion or occupancy for a specified period of time.
However, I would like to have an automation (turning off the Lutron Caseta light switches in a bathroom) trigger when the room transitions from an occupied to an unoccupied state, after a certain timeout, and when the room’s lights are turned on while the room is unoccupied (for example, turned on remotely) and remains unoccupied for the specified duration.
How do I set up this automation?
I am on Hub v2 and am using the SmartThings Classic app. The sensors that I could use include the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor (2018 GP-U999SJVLBAA), and the ecobee room sensors (EB-RSE3PK2-01). The ecobee room sensors have quite a bit of lag time, so they are not good for detecting occupancy to turn lights on, but they work perfectly fine for vacancy sensing purposes to turn the lights off.