So I have had quite the opposite experience in battery usage with my SmartThings Multisensors, Motion Sensors, and 1 Arrival Sensor. All of these devices were purchased around November 17th of 2016.
- 2 Motion sensors (Hallway) - average motion events per day (Night Routine only) = 30x
- 1 Motion sensor (Kitchen) - average motion events per day (24/7) = 50+x
- 1 Multi purpose (garage door) average open close per day = 6x (don’t count the wind blowing false alerts)
- 1 Multi purpose (door in house) average open close per day = 15x
- 1 Multi purpose (doorbell chime accelerometer) - average per day 2x
1 Arrival Sensor
Over the course of 1 year, I have replaced 2 batteries total. 1 was for the arrival sensor last week, it finally went dead. The other battery I replaced was one of the 4 AA batteries for my Yale Lock. It was down to 3% and only changed one of em and it went back to 60%.
Now I know the ST Multi purpose sensors are on their last legs, but will have to wait until they actually die because with the 18.22 Firmware update they all still read 100%.
Now I have heard a ton of reviews about short battery life, but I suspect how I have my devices laid out in my environment with a nice strong mesh probably has something to do with them lasting much longer in my environment, so my reviews of these ST devices is a much more positive review.
I don’t get reported false alarms (except the one device being banged with the wind), and my arrival sensor works from down the street 300 feet (when I turn the corner to my street it registers that I have arrived appropriately.
Only two complaints - The 100% battery reading has yet to be fixed for the multi sensors and if you do replace a battery (arrival sensor), replace it with the same Panasonic. Walgreens only had Energizer 2032 and the size is slightly different and will not stay mounted. I fixed this by taking a small rubber band and wrapping it around the battery and internal chip and it’s fine for now until I replace it with a Panasonic.
You could open a battery store with the amount you have in that shot.