I have an LED strip on the stairs in my house powered by nodeMCU and WLED.
Looking to put motion sensors on the banisters at the top and bottom of the stairs that I can detect in HA and then turn on the LED strip
I only want the motion sensor to detect movement as someone passes the first stair on the top or bottom so I’m looking for a recommendation of a motion sensor with a narrow field of view (sort of like a beam but I don’t think I want to go down the laser route unless someone can convince me why that might be the best solution)
Would like battery powered if possible but I can also power them from the power supply thats running the nodeMCU - I have 12v 20A and 5v 3A available.
I do have HUE bridge with HA integration but the HUE motion sensor probably isn’t what I’m looking for
I’m also willing to pick up a conbee2 if there is a zigbee motion sensor that you recommend.
Price isn’t an issue but cheaper the better.
So ideally I’m looking for
- Battery powered wifi/zigbee
- Narrow fov that are small enough that I can hide them
- Performant enough that HA should be able to detect motion state changes instantly.
I’m also open to customising the WLED source code to add in MQTT pubsub for a connected motion sensor such as https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B016Y10B3O/ if that would help me achieve what I want but I’d rather not if I don’t have to.
And as a last resort, to run a second nodeMcu with ESPHome to power and control motion sensors.