Hue Presence Sensor

The Hue presence sensor is available as a technical unit with the temperature and brightness sensor under the name "Hue Motion Sensor" from Philips. The module, referred to here as a presence sensor, can detect the presence and movement of people (or other living beings) via an infrared sensor. The presence sensor reports the currently measured status as "presence detected" or "no presence detected".

The functions of the Hue presence sensor, i.e. the reaction to the presence state (e.g. to switch on a group of lights), are not made in the settings of the sensor, but by creating corresponding rules.


The following parameters can be adjusted with this app:

  • Description of the sensor
  • Motion detection sensitivity (insensitive, normal, sensitive)