Instinct has a built-in motion sensor hidden discreetly between the action and mute buttons. This motion sensor can be used with Routines created within the Amazon Alexa app.
Routines allow you to schedule your Alexa compatible smart home products, trigger groups of products with simple voice commands, set up automations based on your geo-location, and other customized actions so your home is personalized to your lifestyle.
Alexa can use Instinct's motion sensor to trigger a Routine if motion is detected or if no motion is detected for a certain amount of time.
- When Instinct detects motion weekdays between 6 AM and 7 AM, Alexa can turn on lights and report the weather and traffic.
- When motion is detected in the living room, Alexa can turn on the lights
- Then, when no motion is detected in the living room after 30 minutes, Alexa can turn off the lights.
- When Instinct detects no motion for 2 hours, Alexa can turn off all lights and set the temperature to 60°.
To access the motion sensor while creating a Routine:
- Tap "When this happens"
- Tap "Smart Home"
- Tap "Instinct"
Note: If your Instinct Switch does not appear in the list, tap "All Devices" at the top of the screen to view all the smart home devices connected to Alexa.
For more information on creating Routines, visit: Create Alexa Routines for Smart Devices