It is about measuring the number of people passing by, I live along a hicking trail.
My girlfriend found it busy on the path behind it. (In corona time)
So I placed a motion sensor on our fence and let homey count per hour and per day. The sensor is outside and does not have to scan extra wide or high angle. Just approx 6 meters from the sensor. Better not an IR gate, I don’t want to place a reflector on the other side.
For better counting I hacked the xianomi sensor to have a blindtime of only 5 seconds. Often it counts two ppl or a group of more ppl as 1. Thats fine for me but sometimes it missed ppl just on the other side of the path or bikers that pass to fast I guess. I like to tinker like the 5s hack above or modify a device to optimize it for my needs.
@FKey what is it the outdoor sensor or the indoor sensor and what blind time does it have?
Would be nice if that sensor can be used direct without hue bridge.
Fyi these are the daily measured movements the past 7 days (count ~ 2 to 3 times people)