Any tips on how to test the placement of Sonoff Motion Sensor? Is there some way to change it to testing mode? Or even if from Hubitat, can I reset its cooloff time, so that I can quickly place it around the wall and try to see what seems best position?
What I have done to test motion sensors was to add them to a dashboard, do the test while looking at its status on the dashboard and then move it around and repeat.
As far as I can see, the Sonoff doesn’t have a way to change the cool off time.
but wont it not trigger anything on the dashboard, due to the 1-2.5 min of cool off period during which I hear these sensors do not trigger motion again?
Correct. It takes time to test…
I tried to test motion sensors (induce a virtual) trigger to no avail. The only way to test the motion sensor was to go outside and then to the back of my house and walk in the area.
Testing a switch however only required a click on.
In hindsight, it may be a good thing that testing a virtual 'motion activation' does not work because there are a multitude of sensitivity settings and also a multitude of motion sensors.
While on the subject of motion sensors:
I have spent many years fighting them. The only motion sensors I use now, are AC line powered ones and my choice is "Homeseer floodlight sensor G2". I have 4 of them outside.