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Controlling lights with Genius Room Sensors and Genius Smart Plugs

Controlling a plug-in light with the Genius Hub system.

If you have a Genius Room Sensor that is not being used in a zone to control heating, you can use it to control the Smart Plugs. The Genius Hub system is primarily a heating control system, so there can be a delay of a number of seconds before the Smart Plug responds (about 2 - 30 seconds generally), this is acceptable for heating but note that this may not be acceptable for lighting.

Step-by-step guide:

  1. Create a new zone on the app which is a 'On / Off' type of zone

  2. Go to the Zone Setup and assign the Genius Smart Plug and Genius Room Sensor

    1. Set the 'Heating Trigger On After' to 0 minutes

    2. Set the 'Heating Trigger Off After' to as long as you want the Smart Plug to stay on for

  3. Leave the setup pages, and change the mode to 'Sense Mode' See here how to enable Sense Mode on your Genius Hub
  4. Set up the times of the day where you want it to turn 'ON' when there is occupancy, the rest of the time it will ignore occupancy
    1. Remember to turn on 'React to Occupancy' when setting up the times

You cannot assign the Genius Room Sensor to the new room if it is already assigned to a room, but you can share the attributes (channels) of it into a second room if you wish. To assign the 'Occupancy' of a Room Sensor into another room, see this article about how to 'Assign a channel' which is at the bottom of the Adding New Devices page.

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