Can anyone confirm if a Floodlight is supposed to return to motion activated mode after a scheduled on time?
If Floodlight settings have a rule to turn on at 9pm and off at midnight, should the floodlight activate on motion outside of said 3 hr window?
What is the difference between “
turn floodlight on” and “ turn floodlight on for” X minutes?
It seems when the Floodlight turns OFF at the end of the schedule window, it means the floodlight is off & inoperable.
Yes. Manually turning the floodlights on thru the app or thru a rule has no affect on their motion activation once the floodlights are turned off.
The Rules Action “
Turn Floodlight On” activates the lights and leaves them on indefinitely until turned off manually or thru another Rule Action.
Turn on for…” imposes a timer counted down by the server. It turns them on and then waits the allotted time before sending the floodlight the off command.
Thanks for the explanation
After testing, the experience is that once a Rule turns a floodlight
OFF, whether by start/end or by “turn on for” period, the floodlight remains off and is no longer trigged by motion.
Unless my account is jacked up, this is the behavior on 2 separate floodlights.
Still wish someone else would test this. Thanks.
I’m not going to be able to test this out as I have replaced all my old floodlights with the Floodlight Pro. But I will tag in the team to see if they still have a V1 mounted.
After reaching out to the team,
@R.Good came thru (as usual), having tested this in the past and confirmed your findings with some added information.
It appears as though when the Floodlight is set to activate on both PIR and camera motion, there is a 10 minute reset period after the rule turns them off. This does not appear to be the case if only one of the activation methods is set to activate.
See these posts that explain the tests and results:
I just did a test and set my Floodlight up to turn on if I double tap my switch, and turn off when I triple tap my switch
I made sure this worked, and turned the floodlight off and on a couple times using the double and triple press. All worked
I turned off Motion detection to turn on the floodlight just to test the PIR. And only have PIR turning on the flood light.
When I walked past the floodlight the Floodlight came on.
I then turned off PIR and set to detect motion on…
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I see this same behavior as well. I am not sure if this is a feature so you can see the camera more clearly at night even though the v3 has starlight or a bug.
What I have also noticed is the floodlight does not come on with each access to the camera.
I check the camera when it’s dark for the first time, the flood light comes on.
If I view the camera again after the Floodlight has gone off, The Floodlight does not come back on.
(I have my f…
Thanks for the follow-up
It all seems a bit confusing, since I’m not familiar with the ‘switch’ x1, x2, x3 times people refer to in those other posts. I guess that’s a manual control feature from the light switch on the wall.
In any event, the floodlight just doesn’t seem to work in a logical manner, which would be; regardless of what turns it on or off (rules, wall switch or whatever), if there is power to the device and it’s resting, the motion should trigger it unless set not to trigger.
Have a ticket open with support, I’ll see what they conclude.
The Wyze Switch was just illustrating the manipulation of the Floodlight On\Off much like the Rules you have setup.
the floodlight just doesn’t seem to work in a logical manner, which would be; regardless of what turns it on or off (rules, wall switch or whatever), if there is power to the device and it’s resting, the motion should trigger it unless set not to trigger.
Agreed. Not exactly sure what coding is causing a 10m reset wait when both PIR and Cam Motion are set as triggers.
Have you tested it with just one of the light triggers active?
Have not tried with one trigger…
Seems like the Wyze QA Dept would have done that. But I digress. I’ll check out that angle. Thanks!