Looking for Outdoor Night Motion Sensor and lighting?

The fixtures are normal motion floods you get from your local hardware store. Alone (without the Z-Wave relay added), they would install as a light and and are usually controlled usually with a 110vac wall switch.

Our Outdoor Motion lights with a Z-Wave relay attached, can be ran with continuous power (110vac) circuit as they will only triggered with the attached motion or our Z-wave relay.
They can also be turned on with any Z-Wave controller.

I hope that answers your question.

I will try to get a installation video up in the next few days.
But basically the relay needs 110vac to operate. The relay installs between the floods motion and the lights.

Please do and recommend a relay that you are using off your site. I could not see one except for the actual switches

Did anyone figure out how this worked? The possibility of using a 240V powered external motion sensor (I’m in the UK) to trigger ST would be a good solution for me.


The relays we use are 110VAC. The same as the motion flood lights. You would have to find a 240V counterpart in your country to work with your motion flood lights which I am assuming are 240V also.

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For ref, more info here which has some duplicate information and led me to an answer.

Could you please suggest the relay make/model? I have a different setup with wireless motion sensor (Zenith) and multiple light bulbs connected to the switch, I can’t have the same setup as you’ve made. I couldn’t find a proper relay except Fibaro which is not US specs and costs a fortune.

Thank you!

This system works great. I have three of them and work a lot better than smarthings motion sensors and you get up to half a mile. I dont get false alarms to boot.

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Can you direct to a video post of the installation if there is one ?
Or is there a schematic on the wire connections ?

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Here is the instructional video on our new lineup of wall lights. The process is the same as the motion floods.

I saw these a while back Phil when I first started looking into outdoor motion detection to compliment my STs system and separate alarm and camera systems. This too would be a separate stand alone system? It has its own app? It is not compatible with STs correct?

Thanks for your initial response and input!


Can you hack a dusk to dawn motion sensor so it sends an open/close signal to a contact sensor and bypass the sensor to light?

In other words, decouple the sensor from the light bypassing the wiring by not having the motion as the trigger for the light, keep the sensor in test mode, and use a smart switch and a rule to control the light including the motion/contact sensor combo…

Just watch this video Phil. Outstanding system to integrate with SmartThings! Since I picked up the SmartThings motion sensor already, I’m going to give it a try and see if it does the trick first. This would be the easiest, cheapest, most reliable ( if it doesn’t give me false alarms ) and I’m assuming fastest response for detection. I also don’t know if the Dakota Alert System can be set up like the STs motion for away mode? I would guess yes, is that correct?

Thanks again,


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Did you get the wiring diagram on how to do it?

With one door contact it is totally integrated into st. I have 4 dekota motion sensors and one Dekota contact sensor on my mailbox all integrated into ST

Never mind… figured it out. Works as stated by 007 systems.

Do you have a wiring diagram or one you drew up by any chance? Cheers.

I got a Vision z-wave double relay. Then purchased a standard motion detector unit that would normally be used on an outdoor flood light. Got everything wired and paired, no problem. However the motion unit doesn’t seem to want to turn on the relay unit. I can jumper it on and it works fine. So I know the Vision is ok. I don’t have any lights hooked up to the Vision, just using it to detect the motion sensor.

I was wondering, if anyone knows it those motion sensors need some minimum load to turn on? I’m thinking maybe the Vision relay is not enuf load to make it work.

Which motion flood light do you have? Possible you have solid state circuit with LED lights? Then that could be an issue but if you have the old style with a relay in the circuit then maybe wiring issue.