INSTEON Water Leak Sensor

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Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:42 am
welchgregusa offline
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Re: INSTEON Water Leak Sensor

@Matt et al.: re. my leak sensor issue, I have since removed a lot of triggers for things I decided I did not need, and since then it seems that I have had few—I think 0—heartbeat timer timeouts. So it's as if the heartbeats were getting lost/missed/dropped. This is on a 2018 Mac Mini w/ 32GB of RAM running only Indigo, Simon, TeamViewer Host, and a DDNS client.

@Midnightson: I believe you should be able to "turn off" a leak sensor after it "fires"—I do all the time—except that the contacts must be dry otherwise it simply fires again. It sound like you might have a communication issue. The leak sensors can only use RF. I have added some Insteon Range Extenders (https://www.insteon.com/range-extender) in strategic places around my house, and that seemed to help with missed transmissions. Re. the battery, you could set up a "heartbeat" timer and triggers for each leak sensor, or install the Cynical Behaviors plugin (http://www.cynic.org/indigo/plugins/online/behaviors.html) which appears to provide heartbeat capability "out of the box" for leak sensors. BTW—glad to hear about the valve—I'm about to install the same on my house.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:02 am
Midnightsun offline
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Re: INSTEON Water Leak Sensor

Read that the initial sensors could be turned off remotely but insteon redesigned them to reset only by pushing the button physically on them, I believe if you have the new sensors like I do it is not a communications issue. Sensors were definitely dry when I tried to reset via indigo. Actually had me stumped because they kept going off (all five of them) and ended up with over 50 emails until I figured it out.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:53 pm
Midnightsun offline
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Re: INSTEON Water Leak Sensor

Got another 4:52 leak sensor detection with the new 7.3 indigo version so that did not fix it. Will try removing the battery from the leak sensor to see if it still occurs. This should tell me if it is Indigo or the sensor which is at fault. Will post back tomorrow with the results.

EDIT
Even with the battery removed I am getting an event happening in Indigo, definitely not the sensor which is at fault. Not sure where to look. Any help would be appreciated.

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