Will Elk do this? Or something else


New Member
I have a Lutron Caseta system working great, would like to have outdoor motion sensors trigger the Caseta (am willing to leave Caseta if something else will work)

Elk has a Caseta Module.

Ideally, I would like an outdoor camera system/ dvr motion sensor trigger lights through the house, and add some logic if possible, so I could have rules such as:

If its after 9:00 PM and
Motion sensor in driveway trips, turn on light A, and if
Motion sensor in front of garage trips, turn on light b and if
Motion sensor at back door trips, turn on Alarm

Something like that.

Seems so easy I just dont know which system will do this.

Also, I dont want it talking to a cloud anywhere, I want local control.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Senior Member
I'm not sure that I understand your question. Any lighting system that can be turned on and off by the Elk programming will do what you want to do.


Senior Member
As long as your cameras or dvr system have alarm contacts.
You need:
Camera/DVR w/ Alarm Contacts -->  Elk Zone Inputs
Elk Caseta Lighting Module / Bridge

3 Rules in the Elk
WHENEVER Camera Zonex Becomes Not Secure
AND Time is Later Than 9PM
THEN Turn Lightx ON


Senior Member
I have never been able to get a video camera to work successfully as an outdoor motion detector because every time a cloud passes in front of the sun or a breeze blows on a tree you will get an alarm.