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Multi sensors why it's not working?

This category is created to show, and explain the working of specific Flows in homey.

When I’m using test than is ok

The zone activity is triggerd by Door and Motion sensors.

So when your motion sensor alarm is on, your house never be inactive.

And when your using the test button its replacing the Trigger part.

BTW nice topic title :thinking: maybe change it to something more related to your question… as others in the feauture can find a answer on the same question, by using the search

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Thank for your reply but I still don’t know how to do it. For me it should work but it’s not. I’m going to add more sensors on first floor. should I use separate flow for every sensors?

The home will only become inactive when ALL sensors are off.
So stating “when home is inactive AND sensor is on” is never gonna happen.
U need to re-think this flow.

What is it exactly that you want to achieve (and why did you include contact alarm is on OR motion alarm is on?
If you can describe what you want to achieve using which criteria, we may be able to give you some more advise.

Looking to the screenie i guess you want something like, a sensor alarm goes on, and your not home, then set sirene on.

So what about this card as trigger

And “nobody is home”

Then “switch sirene on”

If I look at your screenshot then this is what your flow currently does:

If my home zone is INACTIVE for 1 minute (this is equal to: there is NO alarm triggered)
AND
One of the alarms is ON (this is equal to: home zone is NOT INACTIVE)
THEN
Send me an SMS (this will never happen because the zone CAN’T be inactive AND have an alarm)
ELSE
Turn on the siren (this will ALWAYS happen for the same reason as above)

I guess (cause you are still not elaborating what you want to achieve) you want something like this:

If my home zone is inactive for more than 1 minute then send me an SMS (and set alarm mode to TRUE) (flow 1)
If the zone gets active AND alarm mode is TRUE then turn on siren (flow 2)

Of course then you have to create more flows to disable the siren, set alarm mode to FALSE etc etc. But I am still just guessing…

Maybe you should take a look at the Heimdall app. That is created to turn Homey into a security system.
Then you don’t have to invent all of it by yourself…

Hi all,

Thank you for your replies. I think the best way to resolve my problem will be Heimdall app