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HALO Home Standalone Motion Sensor

Your HALO Home Standalone Motion Sensor can be configured from your HALO Home App. In this Quick Start Guide you will:

  1. Pair your installed Sensor to your HALO Home account via the app.
  2. Associate your Sensor with the HALO Home Device or Group it should control.
  3. Understand and adjust the Sensor's settings.
  4. Learn about additional features and information.

Pair Motion Sensor to Your HALO Home Account

1. Install the Standalone Motion Sensor in your desired location

(See enclosed instruction sheet.)

When mounting the Standalone Motion Sensor, install the provided battery and wait for 1-minute.

When the battery is first installed the Standalone Sensor’s LED will:

  1. Flash rapidly for a few seconds
  2. Flash slowly for 20 seconds to indicate that it is ready to be paired, and then turn OFF
  3. Once fully powered (approx. 50 seconds), flash twice approx. every 6-7 seconds with continuous motion activity*

*Note: If the internal photocell senses adequate daylight in the space, motion activity will not cause LED or motion response.

Already a HALO Home user? Open the app and skip to step 4.

2. Download the HALO Home App to your smart mobile device

3. Create a user account and validate via email

  1. Enter your email address as your user account name.
  2. Create a password of at least 8 characters and complete other entries on the mobile application "Register" screen.
  3. Once registered, verify your identity by clicking the link in your validation email.
  4. Navigate back to and login to the HALO Home App.

4. Add the HALO Home Standalone Motion Sensor to your HALO Home App (1.13+)

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Note: Make sure your mobile device’s Bluetooth is turned on and within 40’ of the Standalone Motion Sensor. You will need to have access to the Standalone Sensor during this process.

  1. Tap the " ☰ " menu button.
  2. Navigate to "Controllers" and tap the " + " icon. (The app will scan for your installed, unpaired devices).
  3. Tap "Battery Powered".
  4. As instructed, press the "Wake-Up" button using the provided pinhole tool. Press and then quickly release the button through the hole in the front cover. The LED should flash one time.
  5. Select the HALO Home "Motion Sensor (Battery)" and click "Add" to complete the pairing process.
  6. The Standalone Motion Sensor LED will turn solid ON for 10 seconds while being paired and will then return to normal operation.

Note: If the Standalone Sensor firmware needs to be updated, an exclamation point will display on the device in the Controllers list. Tap the exclamation point and following the onscreen instructions to update the Standalone Sensor.

5. Associate the HALO Home Standalone Motion Sensor to Control Device/Group

After pairing, the app will open to the Motion Sensor settings. 
(or tap the " ☰ " menu button, select "Controllers" and tap the Motion Sensor to reopen the settings screen.)

Note: Stay in range. Your mobile device will need to be within 40' of the Standalone Motion Sensor when configuring. You will need to have access to the Standalone Sensor during this process.

  1. Press "Tap to associate" in "Associated Devices".
  2. Tap "Devices" and select a specific device, or tap "Groups" and select the group to control. Once selected, tap "Back".
  3. In the settings screen, tap "Save".
  4. As instructed, press the "Wake-Up" button using the provided pinhole tool. Press and then quickly release the button through the hole in the front cover. The LED should flash one time.
  5. Once the changes are saved, tap "Dismiss".

The HALO Home Standalone Motion Sensor will begin to operate with the default configuration settings.

Understand and Adjust the HALO Home Standalone Motion Sensor Settings

Understand your Standalone Motion Sensor default operation

The operation of your Standalone Motion Sensor will be different based on the light level in the controlled room. The Standalone Sensor’s internal photocell determines how the Motion Sensor functions based on light level conditions in the room.

  • Low Light Level: If the room is dark with little daylight present, your Standalone Motion Sensor will turn ON the associated lighting when motion is detected. Lighting will remain ON as long as motion activity continues. After 12 minutes of no registered motion activity, the lighting will turn OFF.
  • Bright Light Level: If the room is brightly lit from contributed daylight, your Standalone Motion Sensor will not issue commands to the associated lighting.

Default behavior can be adjusted using the Motion Sensor Settings screen in the HALO Home App.

Understand your Standalone Motion Sensor settings options

The default settings of your HALO Home Standalone Motion Sensor can be easily changed using the Motion Sensor Settings screen. To access this screen:

  • Open the Halo Home App.
  • Press the "☰" menu button.
  • Navigate to "Controllers" and tap the Motion Sensor (Battery).

Note: Stay in range when reviewing or changing Standalone Motion Sensor settings. Your mobile device will need to be within 40' of the Standalone Motion Sensor. You will need to have access to the Standalone Sensor to save the settings.

  1. Pencil icon: Edit the name of your Standalone Motion Sensor.
  2. Active: Activate or deactivate your Standalone Motion Sensor. (Turning this OFF deactivates the Standalone Motion Sensor, allowing you to manually control the associated device or group.)
  3. Associated Devices: Change which device or group is controlled by the Standalone Motion Sensor.
  4. Motion Event Settings: Define how the device or group reacts to motion. Set the light level to be activated by the motion event. Set the duration to the desired length of time that lighting should remain at the defined levels after motion ceases before transitioning to standby or OFF.
  5. Standby after motion event: Activate or deactivate standby. If standby is active, once the motion event duration has expired, the lighting will go to the defined standby settings. This allows you to add an additional transition step before lighting is turned OFF when motion ends. If standby is deactivated, once the motion event duration has expired, the controlled device or group will turn OFF immediately.
  6. Standby settings: Define how the lighting reacts if standby mode is activated. Set the light level when standby mode is entered. Set the duration to the desired length of time that lighting should remain at standby levels before transitioning to OFF. (Optionally, select dusk to dawn to have lighting remain on all night after a motion event occurs. Dusk to dawn is not recommended for most indoor applications).
  7. Motion Sensitivity: Adjust the motion sensitivity or range using the slider or preset buttons. Activate test mode to test the range of the Motion Sensor, which will bypass the photocell control temporarily to allow you to make adjustments. The associated device/group will turn on for a few brief seconds with motion events. Once testing is done, deactivate test mode.
  8. Photocell Sensitivity: Set the sensitivity level of the photocell within the Standalone Motion Sensor using the slider or preset buttons. The Standalone Motion Sensor only activates fixtures if there is not already adequate light in the space. When the space has adequate light, the Motion Sensor will not activate controlled lighting. The photocell sensitivity determines how dark it needs to be before motion activity can turn lighting ON. Raise the sensitivity to have the Standalone Motion Sensor operate when the space is brighter, such as when there is more daylight in the space. The photocell will wait until the space is very bright before it ceases motion operation. Lower the sensitivity to have the Standalone Motion Sensor wait until there is less light in the space (darker) to begin motion operation and end operation when there is the minimum required light present in the space.

Change the default Standalone Motion Sensor settings

Note: Stay in range when changing Standalone Motion Sensor settings. Your mobile device will need to be within 40' of the Standalone Motion Sensor when configuring. You will need to have access to the Standalone Sensor during this process.

  1. Open the Halo Home App.
  2. Press the " ☰ " menu button.
  3. Navigate to "Controllers" and tap the Motion Sensor (Battery).
  4. Make the desired change.
  5. Press "Save" to ensure the changes are retained.
  6. As instructed, press the "Wake-Up" button using the provided pinhole tool. Press and then quickly release the button through the hole in the front cover. The LED should flash one time.
  7. Once the changes are saved, tap "Dismiss".

Additional HALO Home Standalone Motion Sensor Information

Test Your Standalone Motion Sensor

Your Standalone Motion Sensor can be placed into "Test Mode" to check for basic operation and to assist when adjusting the Motion Sensor sensitivity. In test mode, the Motion Sensor operates the associated lighting regardless of the photocell light levels. The duration timer in test mode will be set to a 2 second delay. Each motion detected will cause the LED to flash twice.

Once in test mode, walk around the room stopping and starting at different locations. Verify that each starting motion turns ON the lighting while each stop motion turns lighting OFF after about 2 seconds. Pay close attention to response in entry locations and areas that should not be included in the motion response. Make sensitivity adjustments to raise or lower the response based on your test results.

Note: Your mobile device will need to be within 40' of the Standalone Motion Sensor when placing the Motion Sensor in test mode. Make certain the Standalone Motion Sensor is installed in its mounting bracket/box for test mode accuracy. You will need to have access to the Standalone Sensor during this process.

  1. Open the Halo Home App.
  2. Press the " ☰ " menu button.
  3. Navigate to "Controllers" and tap the Motion Sensor (Battery).
  4. Tap "Motion Sensitivity".
  5. Tap the "Test Mode" slider.
  6. As instructed, press the "Wake-Up" button using the provided pinhole tool. Press and then quickly release the button through the hole in the front cover. The LED should flash one time.
  7. Perform the motion test.

Once done, tap the "Test Mode" slider or "Back" button to exit test mode. If changes were made to the sensitivity settings, press "Save", following the instructions on the screen to "Wake-Up" the Standalone Sensor when prompted.

Reset the HALO Home Standalone Motion Sensor to factory settings

To reset the HALO Home Standalone Motion Sensor back to factory settings:

  • Locate the provided pinhole tool. Slide the tool through the hole in the front cover, pressing and quickly releasing the button 4 times. The LED will flash once with each button press.
  • The LED will flash rapidly for several seconds, and then flash slowly (.5 seconds ON, .5 seconds OFF) for 20 seconds to indicate that it is ready to be paired. The LED will then turn OFF.

Battery information

The HALO Home Standalone Motion Sensor is powered from one 123 form factor Lithium battery.

If the battery capacity drops below 10%, the Standalone Sensor's LED will blink every 4 seconds to alert you that the battery needs to be replaced.

If the battery is fully drained/removed, the Standalone Sensor will stop operating but will retain all programmed settings. To replace the battery, remove the Standalone Sensor from the mounting bracket or box and use the pressure tab to open the battery compartment.

Once the new battery is installed, lighting may turn ON or OFF briefly until after a short stabilization period (approx. 50 seconds). Once stabilized, the Standalone Sensor will return to normal operation.