Motion detection and zone specific zone and time control


#1

I have a need to have a particular zone come on when it see motion for a specific time ( in seconds ). In zone one I have a cat that continually takes a dump and digs up my grass to bury his crap. I want a 24-7-364 IR motion detector that will tell zone ( 1) to come on for 20 seconds ( or whatever time needed) and then shut off and repeat this process each and every time it see’s motion. Since I have five zones I’d like to have five IR detectors and assign an IR detector to a zone to turn on that zone as described. How do we get this done


#2

Your easiest option is probably to rig up a motion sensor that connects to IFTTT (try Dlink or WeMo?) and have it trigger a manual run of the associated zone (minimum time 1 minute).

If you’re on Flex Daily scheduling, though, this will eventually get any overlapping zones out of sync:


#3

This may have unintended consequences - Rachio can only run one zone at a time. Either whatever you are running will be interrupted or your motion event will send a request that gets queued and the cat will be long gone before learning her lesson.


#4

There are some off the shelf solutions at the link below. Of course the cost would add up given that you want 5 of them. If I were to go this route I’d get adapters to tap off of the underground irrigation. Otherwise you’d have hoses everywhere.