These are easily the best motion sensor I’ve used. So tiny Scotch tape could hold them up! Make sure you take into account how much space you need to open then pop out the battery. Don’t put them flush to the ceiling! I used half the tape they come with so I have extra if I ever want to move them.
I haven’t personally used these outdoors but as long as they are protected, I think they will work fine. I do have the Aeotec Z-wave multi-sensor that are rated for indoor/outdoor use. However, keep in mind that using motion sensors outdoors can give you a lot of false signals because they don’t sense actual motion but changes in infrared radiation. So sunlight going across your porch can set them off.
To reduce false motion events, you might want to take a look at this:
So using the ST DTH it’s definitely not reporting on every degree change. Is there a way to force this behavior? Is there a better DTH to use? I’m using these motions for balancing out the temp in various rooms so an update once an hour does not really work well.
I received 2 of these motion sensors for Christmas 2015. I’m retired & lazy!
I would appreciate some quick hints on how to get them up & running. Finally got my smart switches installed that I got for Christmas (JD Roberts, I followed your suggestion and hired a professional) so now I need to get these going.
Need to hook up my 2015 stuff so I can tell my kids what to get me for Christmas 2016;
So, I received one of these last week and I have it setup to turn on three hue bulbs when it detects motion. However, there is a big delay before it turns on all the lights. I could be down the stairs before the light actually turns on. Anybody else have this issue and how do you fix it?