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 Posted: Monday Apr 13th, 2020 09:08 am
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slychiu
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In Comfigurator 3.13.1, (requires Comfort Firmware 7.174 and above) a useful feature has been introduced - Occupancy Status
This allows Comfigurator to display the Occupancy Status is active, ie if there has been any movement in the selected zones in the premises



In the above screenshot, the occupancy status is Inactive. If there were movement detected in selected zones, the occupancy Status would be Active

This is programmed as follows;


Select the zones which will detect occupancy. These are normally Motion detectors (PIRS)

Create a Response called eg Occupancy






In the Zone On and Off Response, assign to the  Response which was created  (Occupancy in this example)






In Alarms  Misc Settings> Occupancy Time, enter the time to detect occupancy eg 30 minutes. This means that the occupancy will be inactive if the zone does not detect movement for 30 mnutes
Assign the same Response to all the  zones which will take art in Occupancy Detection





for example if 4 zones are assigned to Occupancy detection, and the occupancy time is 30 minutes, the Occupancy Status will be Inactive if zone of the zones detect occupancy within that time. If any zone detects movement in that time interval, then Occupancy is Active




Last edited on Monday Apr 13th, 2020 09:13 am by slychiu



 Posted: Wednesday Apr 15th, 2020 07:38 pm
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That's a really interesting feature. I was thinking about something in a similar line for night mode intruder detection.

Let's say, your house has 1 occupant, and is amred to night mode. Obviously, some sensors would be set to night mode and won't normally trigger an alarm, but let's say you have 2 sensors that are set to night mode, and both are activated within a short time frame ( one that would not be feasible for a single person to trigger).

I know the logic could be programmed in to comfort, but it would be a great feature to build in automatically.

For example the ability to group sensors into a trigger zone (a corridorr and bedroom sensor for example ) where you would/ could expect to trigger both zones at the same time or within a very short timferent set of sensors would be anotigger zone (say kitchen and living room). If both these trigger zones were activated at the same time, or within a set time period, then there is more than 1 person in the house....set off the alarm.
It's an interesting feature for example for lone elderly people, even to the point that it could just trigger a silent alarm. It could be expanded to low for houses with more than 1 occupant also.

Last edited on Wednesday Apr 15th, 2020 07:41 pm by wexfordman



 Posted: Thursday Apr 16th, 2020 08:47 am
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This seems to be for a very specific requirement, so using Responses seems to be the best way and allows you to handle many different conditions

I suggest in night node, a zone can trigger response for zone name announcement if the bedroom (or other) zone is active



 Posted: Thursday Jun 18th, 2020 10:33 pm
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Many years ago, I setup occupancy for rooms, floors and whole house with timers which is in use today to turn off lights and appliances. I'll see if I can retire all that logic, thanks

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