How to add a rule to a motion sensor?
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In another thread I was told I can add rules to any device under the Basic plan. I want to add a rule to a motion sensor but can't figure out where in the phone/tablet app or the desktop app I can do that. 

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In the app click on the plus sign in the upper right hand corner of the Dashboard screen and select "Rule".  Select Lights & Switches and then choose Motion Detected, Activate Switch and configure accordingly.

I assume you are trying to turn on a light???

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Yes it works with switches but I want to add a rule to a motion sensor. When I try I get the message, "These features require a premium subscription." I can't help but wonder how long it will be before IRIS requires a fee to create rules for any devices including ones that are now free.

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What do you want the motion detector to do?  There are really only two rules for a sensor turn on a light or notify you on motion, both of which are available in the free plan..  They never have added a rule to allow you to run a scene.  Maybe they are saving that for the premium service, but I don't think that is available there either, at least it wasn't when I had premium service.  As far as requiring a fee for all rules that is the way it was until a couple months ago.  You could not create any rules without premium service so I doubt they would change back to that any time soon.

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5 hours ago, GaryS1964 said:

Yes it works with switches but I want to add a rule to a motion sensor. When I try I get the message, "These features require a premium subscription." I can't help but wonder how long it will be before IRIS requires a fee to create rules for any devices including ones that are now free.

The only rules that requires a premium subscriptions are related to recording video.  If you want to use Iris for video recording you are going to have to pay for their cloud based storage.  Like @Terminal mentioned, they recently moved a lot of functionality from the premium to basic plan so I don't see them going backwards with the service plans.

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