Zigbee2 Motion sensor giving false positives

Hey All,
I'm running a Aqara motion sensor via zigbee2mqtt. This is my only zigbee device, I've had it for a while but I can't get it working.

I have it configured using the lowest sensitivity and a 30s detection interval. The Zigbee dongle is running on a Pi4. It works when someone walks by but I get quite a few false positives at random times, day and night.

I'm in a metal building and the sensor is outside but only about 12 ft away, does this matter?

I changed the zigbee2 trigger interval to 2 seconds and had it write a timestamp to a log file. It looks like the false reads will send 1 or 2 timestamps at a time.

Perhaps there is a workaround in Nodered? Setup the flow so that if more than 2 timestamps come in 4 seconds trigger the rest of the flow. Kinda sloppy.

How can I get accurate reads from this motion sensor?


Motion sensors outside are subject to insects and wind activation.

I use two motion sensors, when both are activated I trigger flow, this reduces most false activations.

You could use something like this to count the activations also

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Thx! I'm trying it now, I'll let you know how it goes.

After a day of trying it seems to be working!

Thanks E1cid.

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