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So i am a new guy.  Thanks for having me.  I have installed a hidden door sensor to automatically turn on closet lights (2845-222).  I linked it to the 2477D switch.  This part works fine, BUT if the kids leave the door open, I would like the switch to go off after 5 minutes.  Hear is what I did, but it doesn't work.  Where did I go wrong?

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Welcome to the forum!

 

There is nothing in your program to turn the light on. You will need to link the HDS to the light with an Insteon scene or add a line in your program.

 

If

...control HDS is switched On

Then

...turn the light On

...Wait 5 minutes

...turn the light Off.

Else.

 ...---

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If you linked the sensor (as controller) to the switch (responder) then I assume you lights are turning ON and OFF with the door. Is this part working correctly?

 

What is the device called "understand storage". Is this the sensor? Is your light powered directly by the switch? Is it possible that your program is trying to turn off the sensor, rather than the light?

 

Your program is probably needs a slight tweak. Try:

 

If

Status of sensor is on

Then

Wait x minutes

Turn off SWITCH

else

Nothing

If you linked the sensor (as controller) to the switch (responder) then I assume you lights are turning ON and OFF with the door. Is this part working correctly?

 

What is the device called "understand storage". Is this the sensor? Is your light powered directly by the switch? Is it possible that your program is trying to turn off the sensor, rather than the light?

 

Your program is probably needs a slight tweak. Try:

 

If

Status of sensor is on

Then

Wait x minutes

Turn off SWITCH

else

Nothing

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The HDS does not have an address that I can find.  The light does turn on and off with the sensor but I have not added the HDS due to no address.  "UNDER STAIR STORAGE CLOSET"

 

I am not sure that I am following everything, so I will offer some generalities.  This assumes (you did not confirm) that the switch powers the light.  The way I would accomplish what I understand is your goal:

 

1.  Add both devices (switch and sensor) to the ISY.  The both should show up in the device list.

2.  Use the ISY to create a scene with sensor as controller and switch as responder.

3.  Create a program:

 

if

status sensor is on

then

wait 5 minutes

turn off switch

else

nothing

 

Some of this you may have already done.  If you have done it all and still not working, let us know.

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OP, did you link the devices per the instructions that came with the device?

 

If so, that's the problem.

 

Devices shouldn't be linked outside of ISYs admin interface. I suggest you reset both devices (per the manuals) and then add them to ISY (as described in earlier posts).

 

Michael.

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