KS220M - combination manual and motion triggering of light

KS220M - combination manual and motion triggering of light

KS220M - combination manual and motion triggering of light
KS220M - combination manual and motion triggering of light
2022-09-09 03:15:33 - last edited 2022-09-09 03:26:51
Model: KS220M  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.0.8

Hello,

 

I recently installed a KS220M in my front hallway and am looking to have the following functionality:

 - light should turn off with manual trigger if the light was turned on by manual trigger

 - light should automatically turn off after x amount of time with no motion, if the light was triggered on by motion

 

Is it possible to set the unit up to work in this fashion? 

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Re:KS220M - combination manual and motion triggering of light
2022-09-13 03:00:42 - last edited 2022-09-13 03:02:20

Hello  @tsjaffer

Thank you for being interested in the Motion Active Dimmer switch KS220M/ES20M

 

For your questions, the switch can only meet the 2nd point you mentioned. 

1) The light can be turned off with 1)  manual trigger or 2)by  Motion sensor rules when the light was turned on by manual trigger

 

When the light is turned on manually, when there is no motion, you will need to manually turn off the switch. 

If there is a motion, the motion senors will still work or will be rigged  following the rules setting up for the motion sensor (called Smart Control in the Kasa APP)

If you motion senor can be set to be 'deactivated'  for up to 1 min by setting up 'Manual OFF buffer' like photo attached below 

 

2) Yes, In the KS220M/ES20M Motion sensor setup,  you can set up How to turn off the light - when there is no Motion for X minutes. 

How To Configure the Motion Sensor Feature on the KS220M Smart Switch

 

You could also learn of the features of switch from the UG of ES20M/KS220M here

Hope the information help. 

 

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a week ago

  @Solla-topee  I noted that on KS220M, if the light is turned on manually (e.g. pressing the switch or using Kasa App), it won't be turned off by Smart Control settings when no motion is detected, whether the trigger ON is set to manual only or motion/light.  If this behavior is by design, it does not make much sense, especially when smart control is configured to "manual only ON and no motion OFF". 

 

It should not require a user to know how the light is turned on to determine whether the light will he/she need turn off the light manually.  At least, an option of "the switch will always turn off the light automatically according to smart control configuration no matter how it is turned on (I think it is usually the reason such motion switch is purchased in the first place)" should be given to the user. 

 

On the other hand, UI could be given that if a user want to override the default/configured auto off configuration, he/she can long press or double tap the switch button.  Usually the user should have a pretty good idea at the time of turning on the light that he/she wants to keep the light on or just temporarily override the motion/light trigger ON setting.

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