Door sensor recommendation or comparison


#1

Hey everybody!

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?

Does anyone have a recommendation? Why that one?

Thanks!


#2

The following thread should help ( this is a clickable link)


#3

Very informative - Thank you!

I guess I’m looking for a brand recommendation or two and a reason for beating the competition.


#4

Different things work for different people. :sunglasses: 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.


#5

So here are my priorities in order:

  1. Reliability and response time
  2. Battery life
  3. Size (smaller is better?)
  4. Range (especially if they’re zwave as I have lots of zwave swirches

What do you recommend? Fibaro, Iris, Aeotec, SmartThings, sensative, etc? I’m lost :frowning:


#6

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.