Preventing stale state of momentary devices

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Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:15 am
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Preventing stale state of momentary devices

Has anyone had the problem where they reboot at the wrong time, and a momentary device like a motion sensor was on before the reboot and Indigo misses the "off" update? I've also seen this happen not because of a reboot but due a simple missed message (I do have the occasional wireless interference in my house). This happens to me occasionally, and it can mess up my system.

I know that you can force a motion sensor device to turn off via Control Pages. But this only works when you catch something like this manually. Is there a simple solution to this that I'm not considering, such as resetting the state of some devices to Off when Indigo starts? Or, is there a plugin that I'm unaware of that detects that a device state has gone stale? Primarily for Z-Wave devices?

Thanks
Mike

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Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:09 am
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Re: Preventing stale state of momentary devices

Following as I have a similar issue in that some motion sensors do get stuck, then I only notice after a few months when I get annoyed for having to switch lights on manually

But generally any that do get stuck, should sort themselves out after they’re triggered next?


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Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:39 am
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Re: Preventing stale state of momentary devices

There’s two options here.

1) There is a trigger for “Server startup” that you can use to do what you like.

2) The newer timers plugin (not the built in timers & pesters plugin) has one that counts time since last update. I use it for dead batteries on Fibaro sensors.


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Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:56 pm
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Re: Preventing stale state of momentary devices

My Watchdog plugin might do the trick. (See File Library.)

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