Best Door (open/close) and movement sensors?


(Fernando) #1

Hi! I need to buy a couple of these. Any recomendations? Shuld I stay with ST sensors or Id better put my money elsewehre?

Thanks!


(Wayne) #2

Ever since the last firmware updates I cannot personally recommend the smartthings sensors. False alarms when battery gets low and batteries dying when they hit 78%. Also the multis’ contacts often stop functioning with no warning even though temperature and accelerometer carry on working.


#3

“Best” depends on your own specific needs. Different sensors have different features, but you may not want to pay for the fancier ones. :sunglasses: See the sensor discussion in the device class features FAQ. The sensor discussion starts around post 15.


(Fernando) #4

Hi! @JDRoberts What do you think about the HomeSeer HS-DS100+?

Thanks!


#6

That’s a brand-new sensor, I haven’t heard anything about it one way or the other yet. It’s Z wave plus, which should make it a little faster with a longer range then the previous generation of zwave sensors. Feedback on the zwave plus sensative strips has been very good in that regard, but they put a lot of engineering into that device and it may be a higher quality level than the inexpensive ones. So just no way to know on the Homeseer yet, I haven’t seen any reviews.


#7

I would recommend to stay away from ST door sensors and use a cheaper but not cheep quality open/close sensors from Xiaomi:

https://community.smartthings.com/t/xiaomi-zigbee-door-window-sensor-motion-sensor-smart-button-device-type-beta/31948?u=lmosenko

And you can buy them here for only few dollars:
http://www.gearbest.com/smart-light-bulb/pp_257677.html