Are there recessed, invisible or plunger style door/window sensors compatible with ST?

(D Sed) #1

We are building a new house and I really dislike the bulky sit-on-top-of the door/window sensors that currently are compatible ST. Rather I am looking to find recessed/invisible/plunger style door/window sensors that compatible with smart things?

To illustrate what I mean, here is an example of those:

(John O) #2

These work great with smartthings

(John O) #3

(Michael Barry) #4

If the house is new you can get them embedded security system style sensors and use ardunio or mimo boards to connect them to smart things. No batteries!

(D Sed) #5

Thanks. do you have a link to these embedded sensors that can be hooked up to these? yea, I hate the idea of batteries too so if possible I want to avoid it given it is new construction and I can pull the wires after framing.

Also, by mimo you are referring to fortrez mimolite, yes?

(Michael Barry) #6

Some searching around the topic of alarms will help. I found this straight away. I don’t have any alarm equipment so I just know a possible, now how to do it.

(ron) #7

Wanted to resurrect this thread since now I’m in the same situation. It seems crazy to me that there isn’t some good, inexpensive solution for monitoring every door/window if you’re able to wire it up while all the walls are open. I mean the switches cost next to nothing but then you need to jump through the hoops of putting some hacked-together arduino system in place? Seems strange to me - does nobody do an out-of-the-box solution that can take this bundle of wires and make it live sensibly in a SmartThings or equivalent world?

At this point I’m looking at just using the (very slick!) new Sensative z-wave sensors ( but at $60 a pop that gets pretty expensive when you’ve got a couple dozen doors&windows you’d like to get coverage on.

Any thoughts appreciated! (Either for products to look into or even links to other pertinent blogs/discussions around this subject).