I don’t understand why there is only a selection of values per sensor available in the Homey Insights. eg. For a motion sensor you can get the battery level in the insights, but the motion itself is only available in the app in the form of a useless timeline. For window sensors it’s the same.
That’s a shame, because it can be really useful to combine insights about for example the opening and closing of a window next to the humidity in a room. Or see trends in movement in your home.
Discrete (boolean) capabilities (like motion detected or a window being open or closed) are not stored in Insights because they can’t be consolidated (as opposed to continuous capabilities, for which you can take, say, a day’s worth of measurements and only store the average/min/max).
That said, I don’t see why boolean capabilities aren’t stored in some sort of ring buffer structure, where you’d save at most an X amount of days worth of data to prevent the database from growing too much.
Actually, Im rewriting my export insights app (i hope I can finish it this weekend), and I found out the boolean values are stored in insights! They just cannot be selected to show in insights.athom.com.
I agre in what you are saying, im new to this. But before i uppgraded to the new version i could save those motion sensors i have and that was great, nowdays i never use it, those values that are there are useless for me. So for me the insigths have taken a dive in meaningfulness. So i appreciate if there are a way to get hold of these values…
Well, like I said before, you can export all sensor values, including the on/off (boolean) ones via the export insights app. Maybe not the ideal way of doing it, but at least you can get to the values.