Automation Use Cases

After adjusting the basic settings and familiarizing yourself with the sensor's signals and entities, it's time to get into the exciting phase of creating automation.

Light Automation

In this part we create a basic light automation using the occupancy entity called roomsense-movement -serialnumber. This automation enables the control of a TP-Link smart bulb based on the presence of individuals in the room. When the room is occupied, the light will be turned on. And, when the room becomes unoccupied for a duration of 20 seconds, the light will be automatically switched off. Follow the steps below to implement this automation:

Automation for TV Watching

Using advanced technology, RoomSense IQ accurately measures the distance to an occupant, that empowers you to establish customized automation zones which are tailored to your needs. This capability can be integrated into a smart home automation system to enhance the TV watching experience. The sensor detects the presence and distance of occupants in a room, specifically focusing on the seating area. When a person sits on a couch located approximately 250 cm away from the sensor, the system triggers an automation that dims the lights and turns on the TV. In this use case we take advantage of the Distance To Target entity roomsense-distance-<serial-number>. 

Amazon Alexa - Let Music Follow You Room to Room

In this particular scenario, we establish a connection between Amazon Alexa and RoomSense IQ to enable the playing of music based on our presence in a room. We use IFTTT integration and Virtual buttons in order to trigger Amazon Alexa routines.