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Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

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Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

I had a rule set up where when the alarm was armed night mode and the motion sensor saw motion, it would turn on a light for 10 minutes and then turn off. I had to delete the rule because of an issue with my sensor, and with the new rule setup on the app, I can’t figure out how to reproduce that. Any help would be appreciated.
Contributor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

I have not seen a rule in the app yet, just the notify if motion.

XFINITY didn't quite meet their goal of replicating all the rules in the app before they shut down the old web portal
Regular Visitor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

There is now a template to turn on your lights when motion is detected.  You can see it among the list of available templates to choose from.

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Regular Visitor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

I don’t have that template on my app. I’m using an iPhone and just updated the app. These are the only two templates I have that deal with motion.
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Contributor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

I don't see the motion -> light rule template on my iPhone app either. Just had the AppStore check for updates and I have the latest version.

XFINITY took over my wired system. Is there an issue where the rule is only available for XFINITY wireless motion detectors?
Regular Visitor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

I’m using the witeless Xfinity motion sensors and I still don’t see that template. I don’t think it has anything to do with your sensors.
Official Employee

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

Sorry about that I spoke too soon.  The new rule template will actually be coming in two weeks.  


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Contributor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

Thanks Tina.  Ignore my question on another thread.  Will watch for an update. 

 

 

Official Employee

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

The rule to turn on lights when your motion sensor detects motion is now available on mobile. Please note that due to limitations, not all WWX lights will be available for selection with this rule.


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Contributor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

I'm still not seeing the rule in the Xfinity app. I have the latest version on iPhone
Regular Visitor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

I found it at the bottom of the page to add a rule.
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Contributor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

Nope.

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Regular Visitor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

That's really strange. I'm assuming you updated the app. Have you tried maybe deleting and reinstalling the app? I'm using an iPhone 7plus
Contributor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

Latest version of the app.  Exact same phone.   

Is your motion detector one that XFINITY installed or one that came with an existing wired system that XFINITY took over? 

Regular Visitor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

It's the Easter egg looking out one that comes from Comcast.
Contributor

Re: Using a light and motion sensor as a night light.

I did get an answer from Comcast. It turns out that because my lights are Lutron Caseta, they aren’t supported by the rule yet where the motion detector turns on the light.