This week I would like to deal with a question that I have probably already answered several times. But there are always new readers – and they should also be familiar with this basic function. The impetus for this is a question from Hannah in our small community area:
I have some outdoor lights that switch on automatically in the evening and then switch off again automatically when controlled by Hue. I have now bought an outdoor motion detector. This is supposed to switch the light on for two minutes at night when there is movement. It does this reliably. However, it also reacts when movement is detected in the evening. The light is already on then. After two minutes, however, it always switches it off. How can I prevent this?
These are my two suggested solutions
There is no corresponding function for this problem directly in the Hue app, but only small detours are really necessary. Here are my two suggested solutions:
- in the Philips Hue app, tap on the “Hue Labs” section in the Automations area and search for the “Do not disturb my scence” formula there. Set this up and the problem will no longer occur.
- if you use the recommended iConnectHue app, you can activate the “Only react when groups are off” option when configuring the motion detector.
Both methods ensure that the motion detector no longer sends a switch-off command if the light is already switched on when motion is detected. Both solutions work with the Hue motion detector for indoor use and also with the Hue Outdoor Sensor.
Hue Outdoor Sensor
$49,99 / £54.99 / €59,99