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  • Insteon Motion Sensor Activates in Absence of Motion

    I have an Insteon Motion Detector linked to an Insteon On/Off switch in my laundry roomn. For about two (2) years, I have had no issues with the Motion Detector activating the laundry room light when there is motion detected in the laundry room (I use the Revolv Hub as my central clearing house for my other Insteon devices). This morning, however, the Motion Detector was continually detecting motion and turning on the light, even though there was no movement in the laundry room. I have not messed with any of the settings on the Motion Detector, On/Off switch, nor my Revolv Hub. I have no idea why the Motion Detector is now detecting motion in the obvious absence of such motion, but it is and it continually turns on the laundry room light. Does anyone have any experience with such an issue and, if so, what was the issue/fix to remedy the problem?

  • #2
    Are you seeing the LED flash repeatedly when it legitimately activates? Is the battery getting low?

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    • #3
      I also have a similar problem. All of a sudden, the door open sensor is turning on/off the dimmer switch when the door is opened/closed. Yes. The LED was flashing repeatedly for a minute or so when the door was opened. I have not setup any scene to link these 2 devices. Do you know what has caused this to happen suddenly?

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      • #4
        If the LED on a battery-operated unit flashes repeatedly when activated, either 1) it is having difficulty getting a reply from one of the linked responders, or 2) the battery is getting low.

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        • #5
          Well. Battery is not the issue, as I used a brand new in the door sensor, and it still activated the dimmer switch. This is the exact scenario. When I open the door, it triggers the dimmer to be "on", and when I close the door, the sensor will trigger the dimmer to be "off". Once I close the door, the door sensor LED keeps flashing for about 10 to 15 seconds, and then goes back to normal. What puzzles me is that I did not consciously linked these 2 devices. And it was not behaving like this before (just bought it about 2 weeks ago). I deleted the devices (both), and added them back. Still it behaves the same - activates dimmer switch which I don't want to. Can you please help me where I am going wrong with the set up?

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          • #6
            Factory rest the Motion Sensor. If you've added the sensor to a device such as the Hub, delete it first.
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            • #7
              Same issue with motion sensor. New battery even and it stills turns on when it wants to and won't come on when you want it to. We have it connected to an Insteon outlet with a lamp plugged in. Even if you wave your hand in front of the sensor, it won't come on. Have deleted from hub, did factory reset, no luck. Now I go through the room in the dark.
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              • #8
                Waving a hand is unlike;y to activate a motion sensor. Actually motions sensors don't detect motion at all. If they did, than turning a page or an insect flying by would activate the sensor, but those motions don't.

                Most motion sensors respond to a small change of heat which is detected when a human body or large pet passes.

                Sunflower316, how did you link the sensor to the Insteon outlet? Which Insteon outlet?
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