Hue vs smartthings motion sensor


(Justin Landolt) #1

Hey guys new to the forum and had a question about motion sensors. I am looking into getting possibly a hue and ST sensor for my closet and bedroom. The closet would have the casual in and out traffic. I was thinking of getting a hue senor for it. However, I am curious about the bedroom. My wife and I have different sleeping and wake up schedules and I was looking into getting a hue strip for under the bed and place a ST sensor in the bedroom. What are y’alls opinions about the two devices?

Thanks!


#3

I’d go with Iris motion sensors. They have been reliable and quick to respond for me and many others.


(Steve Jackson) #4

I use a motion sensor for the bedroom but use a door sensor for the master bedroom walk in closet. The door sensor is usually faster than the motion sensor, at least in my system.


#5

You make a good point, and I’d probably at least use a zigbee sensor. I’m using zwave contact sensors on a closet and pantry door and do notice a longer delay versus my zigbee contact sensors. For the contact sensor I would recommend the Visonic contact sensors sold at mydigitaldiscount.com, they are inexpensive and have native integration with ST.


(Steve Jackson) #6

I’ve actually not had a problem with the speed of the zwave window/door switches. I have 14 of the zwave Go-Control/Linear switches. I have found that it does take a little longer for the PIR motion sensors to show movement in a room vs. sensing a door opening or closing.


(Justin Landolt) #7

Awesome! I’ll check out the Iris motion sensor online.