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Brand new to HC2 & LUA - Can't get motion LUA to work for lights


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Hi all,

 

I've done a quick search but can only find incredibly complex scripts to work with the motion sensor on here - I'm just trying to learn the basics first! I have a Fibaro Dimmer2 controlling wall lights and a Fibaro Motion Sensor. I want to turn the lights on when it detects movement and then turn them off after it has checked for 5 minutes of no activity. 

 

Using this page by FibaroUK: 

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and this LUA script: 

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It works if I run it manually, but then it won't work automatically. Also, is this the only scene I need to create? It says about using the Blocks Scene for On / Off but then mentions:

 

We can write the same scene again in Lua and add the extra functionality to pause for 60 seconds if there has been no movement.  We check for movement again after the 60 seconds – just in case someone has come back into the room again.

 

 

 

So I'm assuming that I don't need the block scenes? Sorry, I appreciate this is probably really stupid questions - but gotta start somewhere!

 

Thanks,

 

Josh

 

 

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The LUA scene is a more advanced version of the block scene,adding the extra feature to pause for 60 seconds (30 in your case) it there has been no movement.

So, you don't need to create a block scene if you already use the LUA one.

However, you should verify that the "active scene" checkmark is enabled. Otherwise the scene will not be responsive to external triggers.

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  • Thanks Brick, so I have deleted the block scenes and just have this LUA scene. It's marked as active and for testing I've set it to 10 seconds. However it still doesn't trigger when I breach the PIR (ID 56). 

     

    I've attached screenshots of the general and advanced tabs. These motionID and wallLightID are the correct ones (I double checked). 

     

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    You forgot to add the headers:

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    Is it really your code in the scene?

    It should look like that

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    Delete your code and copy this one as is.

    Another issue, is that you wait 5 minutes after sensor goes off. Please remember that your scene could be triggered many times during this period. You're gonna have many instances which will turn off your light unexpectedly. 

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    You do not need the delay in the script to check for missing motion, you can use parameter 6 of the motion detector to do the job for you.

    Have parameter 6 set to 30 seconds and it will wait for 30 seconds from the last detection, before it reports to the controller that there has been no motion.

    Then you can simply shut off the lights, when the controller receives the "no motion" report from the detector.

    Make a script, or block scene, that turns on light when motion is detected and another that turns off the light, when the PIR reports no motion and adjust the delay on the motion sensor.

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  • Thanks all for the help. Went with parameter 6 and the block scene which has worked perfectly.

     

    And cag014, nope - not my code. I said I got it from FibaroUK website! 

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