Did anyone figure out if there is a tweak to the Samsung Multipurpose Sensor to increase its sensitivity to vibration? Or perhaps there is an alternative sensor I can get that is much more sensitive?
I am trying to use it to monitor when my sump pump runs. I have the sensor taped to the PVC pipe coming out of the sump pump. This pipe shakes slightly each time the pump runs. It only triggers about 75% of the time though. I’ve tried moving the sensor higher/lower on the pipe to see where the vibration could be stronger, but the results are about the same.
I realize this would be MUCH better tracked by using a power monitoring plug on the sump pump that would sense each time the pump ran. For sure that would solve the issue. However I am paranoid that if the smart plug was to go bad, or turn off someone, that the pump would not run. Although the chances of that are slim, I can’t take any chances as the risk of monitoring the pump then outweighs the benefit.
Any ideas? Thanks!