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Wouldn't you like to know if the house is really empty?

Here is a simple technique that you can use to tell you whether there has been any motion in the house in the last few minutes !

It doesn't matter what time it is. When you get home, it is always a good thing to ask your system whether the house is empty or not...

Choose all of your 'inside' sensors.

Here is an example of what you might do to create a 'new group' of sensors that you want to check. These are taken from the XTension Demo database:

all motion sensors

Now, we need a script which will test each of these units on demand, so we can call it from any other script or event.

Here is a script that simply checks each of the motion sensors in the group 'all inside motion', and announces whether any have 'triggered' in the past few minutes :

scout script

Notice that this couples well with the wireless speakers which you will no doubt will want to add...

This script could be triggered at any time, even if you are already at home and just want to check on some strange noise.

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Last modified: September 2, 2007
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