In this tutorial Homeseer v4 was used, but the process in Homeseer v3 is basically the same. The main difference is the look of the interface, but navigation, terminology, and the process is almost identical.
In this example we'll combine a couple knowledge-base articles into one specific, "how-to" and show you how to create a scene where if motion is detected at your front door, your Inovelli LED Notifications will turn on for 60 seconds and then turn off. This is useful for holiday's when you have people over, Halloween to know when Trick-or-Treaters are coming to your house, or for birthday parties to know when people are arriving.
In this example, we're going to have your Inovelli motion sensor detect when there is motion (ie: trick-or-treaters) which will turn on your LED bar notifications to let you know there are people approaching (and then revert back to default once people leave). As per the note at the top of the page, you can use these same steps for any type of event and substitute colors for the specific event (ie: Cyan for Easter, Red for Thanksgiving, Green for Christmas, etc).
What You'll Need
To accomplish the above example, you'll need the following from a hardware perspective:
Home Assistant Compatible Motion Sensor. Here I am using an Inovelli Motion sensor that is not rated for outdoors, but is used in a covered entry way. If you would like to use an outdoor rated motion sensor there is on available from Zooz.
Inovelli Red Series Switches: On/Off, Dimmer, Fan/Light
Set an LED Notification on an Inovelli Dimmer, Switch, or Fan + Light
- From the Homeseer web interface click on the "Events" link.
- Click the "+" button, then click on the "New Event" link, and then the "Edit" icon..
- Set the options under the "If" heading as below:
Trigger: "A Device's Value is . . ."
Trigger Type: "This Device Changes and Becomes . . . "
Device: "Node 8-Z-Wave-Inovelli 4-in-1 Sensor"
Feature: "Home Security"
Changes and becomes:
Trigger Value: "Motion Detected"
- Under the "Then" heading select the following options: Z-Wave Actions > Set a Configuration Parameter Value > Choose A Device (set this to the correct z-wave node)
Fill in the final 3 options with this in mind:
- Parameter Number: 16 for the red or black dimmer, 8 for the red or black switch, and 24 or 25 for the Fan + Light.
- Value: Use the fancy community provided calculator here: Notification Calculator. Here we are using the value 50268674. Below is an image of what the calculator looks like.
- Size: 4-Byte
That is all there is to it. Using these steps as a guideline you should be able to get notifications working in your HomeSeer setup!
The article has demonstrated how to set a notification on an Inovelli switch based on the detection of motion in Homeseer The flexibility is vast so there are many things you can do with this information. If there is something unique you are doing with your automations let us know in the Inovelli Community at https://community.inovelli.com/