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paob

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Hi all

I love my ISY.... Have a bunch of insteon devices on my network.... principally set to work by time of day etc.....

 

Now I'm ready to try a new thing...

 

I have a driveway sensor (Dakota Alert WR 3000) and I have an Insteon I/O linc 2450... I also have a Wifi webcam that looks at my driveway... It can be set to sense motion and record...

 

Here's what I want to try

 

I want to set up a condition that "if" motion is sensed by the Dakota Alert.... "And" it is from sunset till sunrise "then" my outside floodlights should turn on for 5 minutes

 

I also want to set up a condition that "if" motion is sensed by the Dakota Alert... "And" it is not from sunset till sunrise "then" my outside floodlights stay off

 

Finally, for both of the above scenarios I want my Wifi Camera to begin recording for 5 minutes once the Dakota Alert senses motion...

 

Can this be done?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Paul

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I believe the code in my "porch light" post from last night should do what you are asking for controlling the lights. Recording on motion would be managed by the camera system, assuming that the camera is connected to a DVR that is.

 

One caveat about my code though. I'm not 100% sure it is working correctly yet. I'll provide updates if I make changes.

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I want to set up a condition that "if" motion is sensed by the Dakota Alert.... "And" it is from sunset till sunrise "then" my outside floodlights should turn on for 5 minutes

 

Since you want to limit response to motion sensor between specific TIMES, this tends to suggest a program. Furthermore, I don't believe a Dakota Alert sensor, itself, can be set to respond only during certain conditions, which also re-enforces the idea of using a program rather than a scene. Bernman's example from his earlier post is probably more complicated than what you need, but there are some good ideas and concepts there.

 

Because I don't own a Daokot Alert (not sure of the exact syntax), because I am unfamiliar with your current lighting devices and scenes, and because I think it is good to experiment around a bit, I will offer only a conceptual program as a suggestion:

 

if

control Dakota alert is set on

and

time is from sunset

to sunrise (NEXT DAY)

then

turn on floodlights

wait 5 minutes

turn off floodlights

else

turn off floodlights

 

This approach makes certain assumptions about what you want to happen if the Dakota alert is triggered when the lights are already on, and what you want to happen to the lights at dawn (regardless of any countdown in progress), but I suspect you will find it pretty close to what you want.

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