I have a “problem” that has vexed me for quite some time and and wondering if I am just “doing it wrong”.
I have 2 different z-wave motion sensors in the house used for similar, but different, purposes. Though they are different “brands”, I have a similar “problem” with both. One is a mono-price generic motion sensor, the other, an Ecolink.
One sensor turns a light on when motion detected during the nighttime, and then turns off when the device is “untripped” (trigger).
The other sensor is used simply to turn off a light when it too is “untripped”, as it is in my daughter’s room who never shuts off her light when leaving her room. So, it is only used to turn things off, but not on.
The problem I am having is that it would appear that each motion sensor gets untripped, based on when motion is initially detected, so that any additional / continued motion does not “extend” the trip time, and as such, the lights always turn off, it would appear, after the initial trip timeout occurs.
This, as you can imagine, drives my wife and daughter crazy, since the lights turn off of them even though they are up and active in the location where the motion sensors are present.
Is this “just the way it is”, or is there a different way to go about this, so that continued (not just initial) motion in a room continues to extend the timeout from the last motion detected, not, what it would appear, the initial?
Hope that makes sense.