This smart presence and motion sensor is designed to detect motion or presence within a range of up to 6 meters. The sensor will detect the presence of a person even when they are asleep and motionless. Using the IFTTT scenarios that exist in SwitchBee’s App, the sensor enables energy savings in an easy and comfortable way. For example, when there is no presence in the room for 15 minutes, the scenario will turn off the lights, air conditioning, and the TV in the room. It is also possible to set scenarios that depend on several sensors, for example, if 3 sensors in the office don’t detect presence for 20 minutes then perform a shut down scenario of all switches in the office and send a notification to the manager.
The sensitivity and range of the sensor can be set using the App. The sensor has 8 detection segments. Each segment is 0.75 meters long and the sensitivity for each can be calibrated using the App. For example segments 0-0.75 meters, 0.75-1.5 meters at sensitivity 0 and the other segments high-sensitivity. In this case the sensor will detect movement and presence from 1.5 meters to 6 meters. And the sensor will not trigger in the 1.5 meters near the detector. More examples and videos are on the website. The sensor can be deactivated/locked according to a timer set by the user, for example for Shabbat observers.