Sorry to bother, I just bought my Hub v2 yesterday and now I’m trying to connect my first device. I have a Zooz ZSE02 which I’m trying to connect. I hit the add device button in my ST iPhone app and it sees the device quickly after I press the button twice on the sensor’s side. However, it always reads “inactive.” Surely I’m doing something, being a noob.
I’d appreciate any tips in making the device “active” so I can use it in automation routines.
“Inactive” means it hasn’t reported detecting any motion. All motion sensors will show as “inactive” most of the time. You’ll still be able to add the device to a routine or to a smartlighting automation without any trouble. It’s sort of like saying a light switch is “off” – – you can still make a rule that says turn the light on at sunset even if it’s off at the time you make the rule.
Thanks so much! I feel like such a noob! Indeed when I waved my hand over the sensor it quickly flashed active! Heh.
I guess my real problem is not finding a routine option which recognizes the sensor. I’ve tried “Things start happening” and “Something opens or closes”…think I’ve tried them all, but none of them seem to work with my sensor.
Any tips what I’m missing on my SmartThings iPhone app which can help me set up a routine with my sensor?
Scroll down to the bottom and click on the Edit button
Go to Type and select Z-Wave Motion Sensor from the drop-down menu
Click the Update button on the bottom of the page
Then press the Z-Wave button 4 times quickly (unlock-lock-unlock-lock) and leave the sensor next to the hub for at least few hours to ensure proper configuration.
It’s important to remember that the Z-Wave button needs to be locked (pressed-in) for the motion detector to be enabled. If the Z-Wave button is unlocked, the sensor turns into a tamper device instead and no longer detects motion.