This report demonstrates the mimicking of an electronic circuit diagram towards Ce(iii) ion sensing response supported by molecular keypads. The probe naphthyl based triazole linked silatrane (NTS) was efficiently synthesized using a series of microwave mediated reactions. The luminescent sensor NTS was explored for the ion sensing response towards Ce(iii) ions using DMSO and DMSO : H2O 4 : 1 (v/v) as solvent media, respectively. The role of water in Ce(iii) ion sensing was detected as ‘turn-off' response that contradicts the ‘turn-on' with DMSO. Further, the sensing of NO3− ions by NTS-Ce(iii) ensemble was associated with blue shift on absorption maxima. These mimicking response studies were sketched as circuit diagrams assisted by molecular keypad behaviour as IMPLICATION output logic gate.