Motion sensor recognized as sensor and not binary sensor (Rfxtrx), so events are not triggered

I have a set of motion sensors “PIR DETECTOR MC-355DMT” with my alarm that I would use with Homa Assistant ( and RfxTrx
But they are only recognized as sensors and I’m not able to get their status.

Versions : 0.90.0 to 0.96.0
RFXtrx433XL firmware 1039

In RfxMng they are seen as Atlantic motion censors :

Packettype    = Security1
subtype       = Meiantech/Atlantic/Aidebao
Sequence nbr  = 4
id1-3         = 846AF8 decimal:8678136
status        = Motion
battery level = OK
Signal level  = 6  -72dBm

I can “see” them in debug log when motion is detected, for example :

DEBUG (Thread-3) [homeassistant.components.rfxtrx] Receive RFXCOM event from (Device_id: 84d24e_32 Class: RFXtrxDevice Sub: 8, Pkt_id: 0820081984d24e0479)

I’have tried autoadd=true on binary sensor, switch and sensor config files, but they are only seen with autoadd=True in sensor.yaml
If I add them manually in the binary sensor config file, I can see them in “unused entities” dashboard but their state is not catched, they are always off.

So I’ve tried to catch their events (with fire_event: True in the sensors config file) and make a censor template, but I event can’t catch when their state go to “Motion”.
When they go to “Motion”, they don’t change their status (there is no OFF_DELAY option available here).

My code to see a change in automation.yaml :

- alias: Motion 02 TimerStart
  id: 'motion_02_timer_start'
  - platform: state
    entity_id: sensor.motion_02
    to: 'Motion'
  - service: persistent_notification.create
      message: "Motion O2  !!! "
      title: "Trigger !"

Can someone help me to

  • make a working template (with working trigger)
  • or be able to change them as binary sensors

Thank you in advance !

Nobody had this problem before ? :frowning: