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jzh
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  2:22:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi, i have two questions to ask for help:

1)Is a motion sensor linked to only 1 scene?
2)i setup a scene to link several motion sensors with a siren. Each time when i make the scene 'ON', the siren alarms first. How can i avoid the alarm when setting it 'ON'?

thanks

oberkc
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  2:48:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1) yes. A motion sensor can be scene controller only, and all insteon devices can be controller of a single "scene". Keep in mind, however, that a "scene" can contain many responder devices. Perhaps it best to think that a motion sensor can be linked to MANY devices.

2) if a siren is part of a scene, and you turn the scene ON, the siren will turn on. No way around it. Why put the alarm in a scene if you do not want it to emit the alarm sound when the scene is on?
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oberkc
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  2:49:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1) yes. A motion sensor can be scene controller only, and all insteon devices can be controller of a single "scene". Keep in mind, however, that a "scene" can contain many responder devices. Perhaps it best to think that a motion sensor can be linked to MANY devices.

2) if a siren is part of a scene, and you turn the scene ON, the siren will turn on. No way around it. Why put the alarm in a scene if you do not want it to emit the alarm sound when the scene is on?
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kdjerred
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  7:45:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When you say you were turning on the scene, do you mean you want to "arm" the siren? Then the scene will be "turned on" when the motion sensor (the controller of the scene) senses motion. Then the siren will go off. I use a keypad button to "arm" my sirens and then when an exterior door opens , an Open/close Sensor (controller) turns on the scene and the sirens go off.
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