I should start by stating I am new to Home Assistant and I have it installed on a Raspberry Pi using the Home Assistant OS installation method.
I have added the “GE Enbrighten Z-Wave Plus Portable Smart Motion Sensor” to my Hame Assistant and it shows up as " Jasco Products ZW6302 Portable Smart Motion Sensor". My Z Wave Hub is the “GoControl CECOMINOD016164 HUSBZB-1 USB Hub”.
When I try to create an automation triggered by motion, my only options are
- Jasco Products ZW6302 Portable Smart Motion Sensor Battery Level battery level changes
- Jasco Products ZW6302 Portable Smart Motion Sensor Sensor turned on
- Jasco Products ZW6302 Portable Smart Motion Sensor Sensor turned off
Selecting 2 or 3 do not result in any trigger event being generated. The motion sensor flashes red to indicate it detects motion but the trigger event is not generated and automation does not run. I have tried adding as secure and non-secure with no difference.
Any idea what I am doing wrong?
I figured this out and I am detailing my solution to help anyone else in the same situation.
Apparently it’s a common problem that door and motion sensors produce a non-existent binary sensor and so the “Jasco Products ZW6302 Portable Smart Motion Sensor” that I can see cannot be used as a trigger.
When I go into Z wave configuration (under integrations), reviewing the OZW log shows the motion sensor is triggering events as shown below.
No Motion Detected
Received Alarm report: type=0, level=0, sensorSrcID=0, type:Burglar event:0, status=255
Received Alarm report: type=0, level=0, sensorSrcID=0, type:Burglar event:8, status=255
Reference - https://www.home-assistant.io/docs/z-wave/entities#burglar-entity
And when i looked under Developer Tools -> States, I found “sensor.jasco_products_zw6302_portable_smart_motion_sensor_burglar”. This is the burglar notification sensor created by the motion sensor. It is set to 8 for motion and 0 for no motion and on the Developer Tools -> States page I can watch the state change as motion occurs.
This allows me to create an automation with a trigger from a state as shown below.
The automation triggers when there has been no motion detected for one hour - it works perfectly.
My next step is to make this an “on/off” sensor and this will be created as a binary_sensor template.