I am new to Smartthings and have a V2 hub and using the new ST App. I have some Sengled globes and some GE light switches which all connected easily.
I got a bunch of the recessed door sensor’s and they showed up on the App but straight away state they are “Checking Status”. I only tried connecting 2 of them and after the second realized there is something I’m not doing right. I added them selecting z-wave plus door/window sensor.
I was hoping to use them to turn on external lights when the back door is opened etc.
I have searched but don’t seem to be able to find where someone else has had this problem.
The only way I got those to work is to pair them within a couple feet of the hub. Once paired I was able to move them to where they were going.
Also I ended up getting rid of mine…loved the idea of having them hidden in the door but about 1 out of every 20 times I opened and closed the door the sensor would “stick” as open. Opening and closing a second time fix it but when you have a custom rule that alerts you when a door is left open that gets old real fast.
Thanks for that advice, I installed the classic app.
Surprised all my switches and lights were automatically installed…thats pretty neat.
I was able to get one of the sensors to work, that is the one I set up and it was near the Hub. The other sensor shows that it’s open all the time. I guess I will need to re-install the faulty switch?
I was able to set up a lighting automation for my exterior lights to come on as the door sensor is opened. Essential when you have a new puppy that requires constant toilet trips and one light switch is on the opposite side of the room!