QueBall
Beginner Level 2
I cannot seem to be able to program an automation of a porch light to turn on only if its already off.

I have a motion sensor and if it detects motion i want the porch light to turn on for 2 minutes only if it is off.

The problem is i cannot use the light status as a condition and the same device as the action.  

So if motion detected and porch light off then turn porch light on for 2 minutes.  Is not possible. 

If the the porch light is already on i do not want to have it turn itself off 2 minutes after a motion event is triggered. 

Right now i have a driveway light that is on the same schedule so i check the status of that light but it does not cover situation of manually turning the porch lights to on. 


Lights are Leviton zwave+ switches. Motion is from a ring pro doorbell camera. 


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AcuteFish
Active Level 3
try turning it on
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Obtusebarnacle
Active Level 1
licking it usually works
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Shaggyskunk1
Expert Level 5
Please ignore the unhelpful posts - Samsung Members is primarily a Samsung mobile device forum - Contacting Samsung Support Chat will likely be the best idea 🕊️
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AcuteFish
Active Level 3
who's unhelpful here?????? all I see is good idea
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Shaggyskunk1
Expert Level 5
@AcuteFish "licking it usually works".... really....
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Samesung
Active Level 10
Might be able to create something using Stringify since it supports Ring Pro now.
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