Motion Detector

A motion detector can be connected to a light module or a digital module. The motion detector has a pre-defined function when connected to a light module. Motion detectors can be simulated in evon Smart Home for test purposes.

You can find motion detectors under “all apps” –“motion detectors”.


If you have connected a motion detector to a light module, then it is automatically assigned the same name as the light. If you wish to assign a different name, then deactivate the option “same name as light” in the parameter panel and enter the name you wish. If the motion detector is connected to a digital module, then you must assign it a name yourself.

If the motion detector is connected to a digital module, you have the possibility to invert the logic by activating the option “invert” in the operator panel.

Should you have a motion detector in the system that you do not use, you can hide in from the app “motion detector” by activating the option “reserve (hide in display)” in the parameter panel. To unhide it, you will find your movement detector in the app “hardware”.

If you wish to change the mode, i.e. convert the motion detector input to a switch or a digital input, you can do this by changing the mode for the motion detector in the parameter panel. Not all modes can be changed in all modules, or not all possibilities are available. This means that a motion detector for a light module can only be changed into a button. All three modes are available for motion detectors for a digital module.


You can also use the motion detector for a scene (in as far as it has been named). In the scene, select the motion detector for “if …” and decide if you want the scene to be carried out on the rising or falling edge of the signal.

Rising edge
The electrical contact of the motion detector has been activated.
Falling edge
The electrical contact of the motion detector has been deactivated (after the internal time of the motion detector).


For example, if you have linked a motion detector to a scene and you would like to test this scene, then you do not have to go to the motion detector and activate it every time, you can change the state using simulation. Simply activate the option “simulation on” in the operator panel to see the option with which you can change the state.

Warning, if you leave the simulation switched on, the autonomous function will not work!