My house is full of double-hung windows (can be opened from the bottom up or top down). I want to get open/close status on both the top and bottom panes. The way I understand it, there are two options.
- Two zwave/zigbee sensors for every window. This gets expensive in both sensors & batteries so I was trying to avoid it.
- One zwave sensor with terminal connections and a wired magnetic sensor. I bought an Ecolink door/window sensor and a UXCell magentic sensor to connect to it to make sure everything worked how I wanted it to. And it turns out it doesn’t. In order for the combined sensor to indicate a closed state, it seems to be relying solely on the sensor connected to the terminals. In order to indicate an open state, it’s relying on both sensors reporting open before it registers in SmartThings.
What I want is for SmartThings to report Open when either pane, or both panes, are open. And only report Closed when both panes are closed.
Am I missing something with the Ecolink? I used the default DTH since SmartThings even recognized the brand. But it’s definitely not working how I thought it would.
Assuming I got option 2 working, how have people hidden the wires to the wired sensor? That will be very important for the WAF.