INSTEON Motion Sensor
The Motion Sensor is a battery powered device which uses an infrared detector to detect motion. Motion Sensors are wireless, so they can be easily installed without spending time running wires. When Motion Sensors detect motion, they send an "on" event, and when motion stops for a (configurable) amount of time, they send an "off" event.
Being battery powered devices, Motion Sensors spend most of their time "sleeping" (they sleep to conserve their batteries). When a device is sleeping, it will respond to motion events, but it won't listen to any events on the network. Battery powered devices will occasionally "wake up", so they can give the network an update of their internal state (battery state, as an example) and to receive any messages from the network. The time between wake ups for the Motion Sensor is about 24 hours.
Installing an Motion Sensor
The Motion Sensor Device has two output status terminals. The "1S" terminal shows if there is motion (
Create the Motion Sensor Device by running the MotionSensor Script. The parameters for the MotionSensor Script are:
To add a Motion Sensor Device with ID "motion" and INSTEON address "12.89.AB" to a system with one INSTEON network, run the MotionSensor Script with the following parameters: