How to enable or disable motion detector notifications with a scenario or automation ?

How to enable or disable motion detector notifications with a scenario or automation ?

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Re:How to enable or disable motion detector notifications with a scenario or automation ?-Solution
2024-01-18 08:36:14 - last edited 2024-01-18 08:37:19

Hello Everyone! I'd like to share some available solutions for the scenario discussed in this thread for the motion sensor Tapo T100. Hope they inspire you!

 

Case One. Only detection notification is needed without additional automation actions. 

 

Solution 1  Enable the sensor's own notification function and set up a notification schedule.


Q: What if I want to turn off the notification temporarily?

A: In the Tapo App, go to the "Me" page, find the Notification option, and then you can choose whether to receive notifications from the motion sensor on the current mobile device.
Note: This feature doesn't completely disable the sensor's notification function; it only controls notifications received on the current mobile device. If you have logged in to the Tapo App with the same account on other mobile devices or shared the smart device with others, these devices can still receive motion detection notifications. To disable notifications, you need to perform separate operations on the corresponding mobile device.

 

Solution 2  Use the notification feature in the automations. (Available in the upcoming Smart Action 2.0)


Create a separate automation rule for each sensor and set its unique Notification* content (e.g., "Movement detected on the hallway," "Someone passing by the stairs"). 

 

In this case, you can not only set a detection schedule (effective time of the automation) for each sensor, and additional automation actions (e.g., ring the Tapo hub, turn on lights as alerts.), but also can switch detection modes automatically when leaving/arriving home with the Geofencing*
 

Tips: By duplicating* automation or shortcut entries, you can expedite the process of creating similar rules.

*Geofencing, Duplicate (automation/shortcut), and setting notifications as actions in automation are supported in the upcoming Smart Action 2.0.

 

Q: What if I want to turn off the notification temporarily?

A: Create a Shortcut to enable/disable multiple automations with one click.

 

 

Case Two. Receive Detection Notification & Control Other Smart Devices with Movement Detection

When the motion sensor detects movement, it will not only send me a notification but also trigger/control other smart devices, such as making the Tapo hub ring an alarm or turning on a light bulb at a specific color as alert. 

 

Solution: Refer to Solution 2 in Case One.

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Re:How to enable or disable motion detector notifications with a scenario or automation ?
2024-01-18 09:34:11 - last edited 2024-01-18 09:34:40

@Wayne-TP > Available in the upcoming Smart Action 2.0

 

That looks like good news, really looking forward to test it!

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Re:How to enable or disable motion detector notifications with a scenario or automation ?
2024-02-27 12:11:26

  @Wayne-TP 

 

Hi Wayne, Sorry, but your solutions do not solve the problem.

 

How do I disable notifications to my phone with one click for any of my T100 motion detectors.

 

Currently I have an automation which can silence / ring any T100 sensor on the H100 Hub. I have incorporated this automation into a

shortcut, which in turn I can activate with a widget on my homescreen. 

 

However I cannot use the same method to also stop receiving notifications on my phone. The Tapo app does not allow this.

I have to go into the app and turn every single sensor notification OFF when so needed.

 

We need a way to ALSO turn notifications OFF/ON for any device with an AUTOMATION.

 

It does not help much if the Hub triggers do not RING, but my phone next to my bed still constantly receive notifications from a 'silent' Sensor.

 

Thanks,

Eduan  

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Re:How to enable or disable motion detector notifications with a scenario or automation ?
2024-02-29 18:19:11

Again, still the MOST important feature missing

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Re:How to enable or disable motion detector notifications with a scenario or automation ?
2024-02-29 23:51:14

  @Simone35 Totally agree with y'all. This MUST be an option for the app, automation to disable phone notifications for a sensor

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