I have a motion zone controller set up of two motion sensors in my upstairs hallway. During the night this turns the lights on when we go upstairs.
Last night for some reason the zone controller stayed on because one of the motion sensors never reset. It is z-wave and presumably the signal to indicate motion had stopped didn't get through.
So the lights stayed on all night.
So I thought to add something to my sleep rules to reset this (and other) motion controllers. But I can't seem to find a way to do this in rules? I could of course make sure the lights are off but this doesn't fix the underlying problem as the zone controller would still be showing motion and wouldn't trigger the lights if someone gets up in the night.
If that really happens, the lights will already be on, and will go off x minutes after the new motion stops.
I find that sometimes my lights stay on, rarely, but it's likely because I restrict the times of operation (Simple Automation). I've taken to turning off the light, with a rule, a little while after the restricted time begins. Say, at 9:06PM when the restriction begins at 9.
I have a rule that turns all lights off (that I don't want on) at 3:00 AM, just for good measure.
Plus, I have a wireless switch, a ZEN34, on the nightstand that turns on and off all lights. One, day, hopefully not, it might also be useful to turn on all the lights on in the house from bed.
I'm not sure what a Motion Zone Controller is. Is that part of the Motion app? I've never used it.
There isn’t a way to reset the zone motion and the solution is to fix the device causing the zone motion to report active. Does your Zwave motion driver have a refresh command? Maybe in your night routine you invoke Refresh on it? This should then report inactive and the zone motion will ultimately report inactive based on your time limit.