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The Philio MultiSensor (4-in-1) is an extremely versatile sensor, including motion, temperature, light, and door/window sensors, and is relatively easy to add to VERA.
This guide shows how to install and configure the Philio 4-in-1 (PSM02) sensor in the VERA Z-Wave Controller.
Figure 1: Philio 4-in-1 waiting Configuration
Figure 2: Philio 4-in-1 initial Icon in VERA before Configuration
Currently, there is a known issue with the Philio 4-in-1 Sensor and VERA with firmware 1.5.622.
When configuring the Sensor, you should bare in mind the following points:
The main sensor ("Philio 4-in-1" in the Figure 2) acts as the parent device - all configuration changes are made in the parent device and not in the temperature or light sensors.
Remember that the Sensor is a battery-powered device - it will spend most of its time asleep. Like all battery-powered devices it must be awake to accept new configuration settings. The best process to update the configuration settings is:
Most of the Sensor's configuration parameters are self explanatory. In fact the Sensor's default settings in VERA enable the device to work without any configuration changes.
However, parameter 6 does need some further explanation and clarification of the it various descriptions, - should you wish to change this parameter.
Parameter 6 is an 8-bit number, each of its bits represent a different feature that can be configured. The actual parameter value is the sum of the individual bit values. Table 1 (below) shows the various bit values for Parameter 6.
|0||Disable Sensor's LED when Door/Window Sensor is tripped.||1||0|
|1||Disable Sensor's LED when PIR Sensor tripped.||2||0|
|2||Do not combine PIR and Door Sensors.||4||4|
|3||Set this bit when Bit 2 is 0 (PIR and Door Sensors combined) and the Sensor is associated with a light actuator (Dimmer or Relay). Set to 0: If Sensor is in the same room as the light (Default). Set to 1: If Sensor is in different room.||8||0|
|4||Disable 5 second delay to turn off the light - after door/window closed.||16||0|
|5||Disable auto turn light off - after door/window Open was use to turn on the light. Note: If Bit 2 is 0, this setting cannot be used.||32||0|
|6||Enable temperature monitoring. When this bit is enabled, the sensor will report the temperature when the temperature has changed by 3 °F.||64||0|
Table 1: Parameter 6 bit values and their meaning.
The value of Parameter 6 is the sum of the values of the bits you would like active. Its default value is 4, which means that only Bit 2 is set.
For instance if you also wished to disable the 5 second delay to turn the light off (Bit 4) and the auto light off (Bit 5), you would enter a value of 52, this is the sum of Bits 2, 4 and 5 (4 + 16 + 32).
We believe that Bit 2 is currently incorrectly assigned by VERA. Bit 2 is set by default to have the PIR and door sensors operate separately, but VERA is ignoring this setting and is combining the PIR and Door sensors.
Figure 3: Philio 4-in-1 Configuration Parameters in VERA
By following this guide you should be able to use the Philio 4-in-1 sensor in VERA and when the new VERA firmware becomes available the PIR and Door Sensors should work correctly.