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It is possible to create a condition with a motion detector, where;

Only the 3rd, (4th, 5th, etc.) detection in an interval of 5 minutes is considered.

If so, consider this rule again after "X" minutes / hours.

The idea is first of all, to avoid accidental shots caused by the motion sensor

Asked by EVARISTO on October 14, 2020, at 9:38pm

This could be a bit complicated, but I think something like the following might work.

Basically, every time motion is detected you would increase a counter by 1.  If that counter is >=3 (ie this is the 3rd, 4th, 5th etc motion detected) then it should run some steps.

If not, it should wait 5 minutes before resetting the counter to 0.  In the meantime, if motion is detected within the 5 minute window the counter will continue to increase until there have been enough triggers to qualify to run your steps.

  1. Trigger: Motion detected (I'm assuming via an IFTTT webhook?)
  2. Set variable motion_tracker + 1
  3. IF motion_tracker >= 3 THEN
    • Run whatever steps should be triggered by motion
  4. ELSE
    • Pause for 5 minutes
    • Set variable motion_tracker = 0
  5. END IF

If that doesn't quite do what you need, you might try changing the step after the 5 minute pause and instead of resetting motion_tracker to 0 subtract 1 from it instead.

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