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ms_sensing_during_specific_times [2014/05/28 16:15]
ms_sensing_during_specific_times [2019/01/25 22:53] (current)
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 +====== Motion sensing only during a specific time ======
  
 +So, you have this cool motion sensing light. But, what if you only want the light motion sensing to work between 10pm and dawn? The easiest way is to make a couple of Time Date Trigger actions that will enable/​disable the **//Front Porch Motion Detected//​** that were created in the [[ms_porch_light|Motion Triggered Porch Light]] scenario. **NOTE**: this technique only works with the [[ms_porch_light|Motion Triggered Porch Light]] scenario - if you have directly linked your Motion Sensor to your switch via INSTEON links it will always work because Indigo won't be involved with the action. If you have **Indigo** triggering off of various device events, then you probably have something similar.
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 +=== Defining the Enable Front Porch Motion Trigger ===
 +
 +  - Select ''​**Time/​Date Action List**''​ from the ''​**View**''​ menu
 +  - Press the ''​**New...**''​ button at the top of the main window
 +  - Name the trigger ''​**Enable Front Porch Motion Trigger**''​
 +  - Enter ''​**10:​00 PM**''​ from the first time selector in the ''​**Time**''​ section
 +  - Choose the ''​**Actions**''​ tab
 +  - Select ''​**Enable Trigger Action**''​ from the action ''​**Type**''​ popup
 +  - Select ''​** Front Porch Motion Detected**''​ from the ''​**Enable:​**''​ popup
 +
 +=== Defining the Disable Front Porch Motion Trigger ===
 +  - Press the ''​**New...**''​ button at the top of the main window
 +  - Name the trigger ''​**Disable Front Porch Motion Trigger**''​
 +  - Select ''​**Sunrise**''​ in the ''​**Time**''​ section
 +  - Choose the ''​**Actions**''​ tab
 +  - Select ''​**Disable Trigger Action**''​ from the action ''​**Type**''​ popup
 +  - Select ''​** Front Porch Motion Detected**''​ from the ''​**Disable:​**''​ popup
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 +That's it! Now, the motion sensing will only happen between 10pm and sunrise.
 +====== ​ ======
 +In Indigo 5 and greater, we significantly enhanced the condition editor and added a bunch of new conditions. One new condition is the ability to specify time ranges. So, rather than making two triggers as above, simply define the triggers as specified in the [[ms_porch_light|Motion Triggered Porch Light]] scenario - except on the Conditions tab specify "If time" "is between"​ "​10:​00pm"​ and "​6:​00am"​ (not exactly dawn, but close). This makes the solution much simpler.
 

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