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3 hours ago, smarthome_newbie said:

I’m wanting my fan to turn on when opening door to go outside and then turn off when going back inside. Is this possible? I have on off switch I can put on door. 

The programming itself is possible. The problem is the system really won't know whether you're going in or out

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I do this with lights in a room with a hidden door sensor and a motion sensor.

If the door is opened and the motion sensor is not triggered the lights come on. After entering the room and while moving around the motion sensor is triggered and if the door is opened again the lights turn off.

It takes 2 programs.

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I do this with lights in a room with a hidden door sensor and a motion sensor.
If the door is opened and the motion sensor is not triggered the lights come on. After entering the room and while moving around the motion sensor is triggered and if the door is opened again the lights turn off.
It takes 2 programs.

I think I’m confused. Can you please share what the programs are?


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I do this with lights in a room with a hidden door sensor and a motion sensor.
If the door is opened and the motion sensor is not triggered the lights come on. After entering the room and while moving around the motion sensor is triggered and if the door is opened again the lights turn off.
It takes 2 programs.

How is this different than using just a motion detecter? Because it will turn off immediately when the door is opened to go back inside?


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RoomLightsOn - [ID 0045][Parent 0047]

If
        'Devices / Sensors / Motion / MR.1 Motion' Status is Off
    And 'Devices / Sensors / Door / MR- Door Sensor' is switched On
 
Then
        Set 'Scenes / General / Master Bedroom' On
 
Else
   - No Actions - (To add one, press 'Action')
 

 

RoomLightsOff - [ID 0044][Parent 0047]

If
        'Devices / Sensors / Motion / MR.1 Motion' Status is On
    And 'Devices / Sensors / Door / MR- Door Sensor' is switched On
 
Then
        Set 'Scenes / General / Master Bedroom' Fast Off
 
Else
   - No Actions - (To add one, press 'Action')

 

This works in a room, your problem will be going outside if you use a motion sensor unless you can keep other things from triggering it. A nice Z-wave beam device could work but finding one is the problem.
 

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RoomLightsOn - [iD 0045][Parent 0047]
If
        'Devices / Sensors / Motion / MR.1 Motion' Status is Off
    And 'Devices / Sensors / Door / MR- Door Sensor' is switched On
 
Then
        Set 'Scenes / General / Master Bedroom' On
 
Else
   - No Actions - (To add one, press 'Action')
 
 
RoomLightsOff - [iD 0044][Parent 0047]
If
        'Devices / Sensors / Motion / MR.1 Motion' Status is On
    And 'Devices / Sensors / Door / MR- Door Sensor' is switched On
 
Then
        Set 'Scenes / General / Master Bedroom' Fast Off
 
Else
   - No Actions - (To add one, press 'Action')
 
This works in a room, your problem will be going outside if you use a motion sensor unless you can keep other things from triggering it. A nice Z-wave beam device could work but finding one is the problem.
 

Thanks. So how is this different than just using a motion detecter? Because it automatically turns off when going back inside?


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It takes 2 triggers, the door must open and the motion sensor must be in a state of on or off, neither will alone trigger the lights. The lights will stay on unless otherwise changed whether or not there is motion. The sensor is by the entry to the foyer where the door is, so going towards the door will trigger the sensor and if the door is opened the lights go off.

There are other programs that disable and enable these programs either by time of day or voice command. 

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