XenoGuard 4.0 Documentation

Hue Sensor On/Off

ActionStep Reference » Home Automation » Philips Hue » Sensor » Hue Sensor On/Off 

The ActionStep Hue Sensor On/Off toggles the motion sensor connected to the Hue Bridge.

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  1. Open the Home Automation node in the Workspace Explorer.
  2. Open the Philips Hue node.
  3. In the Sensor node, select the On/Off ActionStep.


The ActionStep has the following input parameters:

name Description
Hue Bridge
The control center for all smart-home devices.

Allowed Context Scope [Fixed]
Sensor Name
The name of the motion sensor.

Allowed Context Scopes
 [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Context Types [Variable, Parameter, Enum]
The state of the motion sensor.

Allowed Values: On, Off

Allowed Context Scope [Fixed]
Allowed Data Type [Boolean]

Information The Sensor Name should be similar to the name set in the Hue App.


The ActionStep returns the following results:

The state of the motion sensor.

Allowed Values: True, False

Allowed Context Scopes [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Data Type [Boolean]

Example 1 (Run a sensor to check motion every second):

This example creates and assigns a local variable, SensorName, with Text as data type, that identifies the motion sensor. If the motion sensor is activated, it runs a continuous loop that retrieves the state of the sensor every 1000 milliseconds. A voice message is then sent in Speech Output and turns on the hue light if a motion is detected by the sensor.

See other Sensor operations: