Node Red flow for Motion activated lights

In my house, I have two motion sensors, one at the bottom of the stairs, and one at the top. These sensors are motion only, and don’t report on LUX levels.

I wanted an automation that depending on the time of the day would turn them on to a preset brightness level, wait until there was no motion then turn them off.

Node Red flow for Ring Doorbell & Outside light

Ring Flow

One of the issues with using the motion detection trigger of the ring doorbell to turn on a light is that, well, it gets stuck in a loop: Motion Detected – Turn on Light – Turn off light – Turning off light triggers motion. We can get around this in Node Red by disabling the …

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Homebridge on Raspberry PI

Running HomeBridge on a Raspberry Pi is fairly simple. These instructions have been tested on a Raspberry Pi 3 with default Raspbian + PIXEL Desktop ¬†SSH to your Pi First thing is to connect to your Raspberry pi via SSH. I use the excellent MobaXterm package for Windows All operations require elevation, so let’s issue …

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