I’m looking to add open/closed sensors to my doors - one is a sliding glass door. I’ve searched quite a bit but I haven’t found a comparison of the many door sensors that integrate with smartthings. Has anybody found something like this?
Different things work for different people. there are brand notes For door sensors in post 15 Of the thread I listed above.
As far as sliding glass doors, the sensative strips ( detailed, Including a picture showing them on a glass door, in the other thread) are hard to beat for those, but they are expensive. So not everyone will choose them.
The smartest House usually has a bundle deal where you get one Sensative strip and 1 Zooz motion sensor for $60 which brings the price down quite a bit if you could also use the motion sensor, so that’s worth checking if you find you are interested in them.
For a sliding glass door? Definitely Sensative strips. They are zwave plus, so they will have the longest range among zwave/zigbee options. Very reliable. 10 year battery life. Patented case which makes them the thinnest zwave door sensors available. Weatherproof and paintable. And as a bonus, they are on the official “works with SmartThings” list and will work straight out of the box with SmartThings.
The only downside is the cost.
As a second choice for sliding glass door , I personally would pick the triangular Aeotec door sensor, but once you get to second choice there are more options and different people have different preferences.
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