@Seapup Sadly, it seems this workaround/suggestion doesn’t actually work with a camera as the trigger for some reason after all. I tried to use one of my office cams to automate my office lights. I had the following rules:
Rule Trigger: CPPro Cam detects a person,
Rule Action: Turn on Office lights
Rule Trigger: Office Bulb on for 6 minutes
Rule Action: Turn off Office lights
It will indeed turn on my lights, but then the lights turn off after 6 minutes no matter how many other times a person was detected during that 6 minutes. In the following screenshot, note that at 12:22 it turned on the Office Lights because CPPro detected a person, but then it also ran again at 12:24, 12:25, 12:27, so that should’ve reset the 6 minute timer and made it so the light should’ve stayed on till at least 12:33 since the “turn light on” triggered all over again at 12:27:
But the rule didn’t work that way It shut the light off 6 minutes after the first time it was turned on, not the most recent time no matter how many other times that timer should’ve been reset.
Really sad, I was so excited for this camera workaround…but I guess we’re back to asking Wyze to please allow us to group multiple motion sensors again to do a “all sensors in group have cleared for x amount of time” triggers).
I didn’t test with 2 sensors yet, but I can’t imagine why sensors would be treated differently than a camera as the trigger. I don’t understand why it would be working differently for you than for me. Any idea why it would shut off after 6 minutes no matter what for me, but for you it will reset the timer anytime a sensor senses you again? The rule engine shouldn’t care about iOS vs Android since the rules are run on the phone. Just a little confused.
If it’s always shutting off based on the first trigger, then the suggestion to do it this way wouldn’t work as a solution for the OP either…am I doing something wrong? Has anyone else tested this out? I’d really love a full room or hallway lighting automation solution.
EDIT: Just checked using a sensor --had the same issue, even though the sensor had triggered to turn on the bulb less than 6 minutes ago, it still shut off after the first trigger 6 minutes prior. It doesn’t reset with a sensor either. How are you getting this to work?