Re: Monitoring Wall Switch for Motion Sensor Override
JohnK wrote:...My wall switch is a basic WS477. How do I monitor this if it doesn't send a command when pressed?
I had a similar problem. We have a guest room and run a random simulated occupancy schedule when the room is unused. I figured that if the switch was manually operated, I could stop the schedule for 24 hours. We do have INSTEON here, but I had no neutral in the switch box (old house syndrome). I finally ended up adding a neutral (big job) but before I did I was ready to try something like this...
Connect a small line voltage relay across the light leads so that the relay operates whenever the light is on. Then, wire the contacts of the relay across the input leads on an X10 DS10a or an X10 PowerFlash interface. Then listen for the DS10a in Indigo. Ok, it is a little hokey, and you do need an appropriate receiver for the DS10a. But, it works and if you don't have a nice alternative it may be worth thinking about... or, get a 2-way X10 switch