Advice needed on some devices

There’s no one right answer. Different things will work with for different people. :sunglasses: so we’re going to need a few more details on what you are looking for.

For one thing your budget will make a big difference. For example, It’s hard to beat the Sensative strips for open/close sensors, but they are among the most expensive.

Another question is if you have a preference for protocol. Some people do, some people don’t, it doesn’t matter if you don’t, but we just need to know. In particular, we need to know whether you have existing devices that can work as repeaters. Z wave repeats only for Z wave and zigbee repeats only for zigbee, so if you already have a bunch of Z wave devices that can repeat and no zigbee devices that can repeat you might want to go with zwave sensors just so you don’t have to also buy additional zigbee repeaters.

The physical construction of your house can make a difference if it’s something other than usual US residential wood frame type. In particular, if you live in a cement or adobe house, or a plaster house with chicken wire leading inside the walls, that could make a difference in the recommendations.

Have you had a chance to look at the device class features FAQ? It covers a number of other issues that you might want to think about first before looking at specific models:

Bulbs, switches and sensors, oh my....what to buy (device class features FAQ)