Looking to buy a couple of motion sensor that i can mainly integrate with ST , had an original motion sensor for ST , the square one , but it died completly , and wondering if i should try to find the new ones made by ST or if you guys recomend other ones ???
Already have the house with dorr/window sensors , and cameras , and the alarm siren , looking for reliable motion sensor what can i buy ???
I got some of the Xaomi aqara motion senors with a custom DTH and they’re fine. I have one of the ST ones though and that’s really good. I would probably try for those if you can but the Aqaras are a good 2nd option.
i guess i need to amend my post above where i mentioned it would be difficult to find ST motion sensors. Rebranded Aeotec motion sensors for ST in North America will be available at some point in 2021.
If anyone knows the presenter, three small things:
The term he’s looking for to describe the area in which motion will be detected is “detection zone.“ So there’s “field of view,” which he uses correctly throughout the video, and “detection zone.“ Not “range,” which he clearly knows is not the accurate term, he just doesn’t know what to substitute for it. Security companies will say “when something enters the detection zone,“ and put out documentation marking the lines of the detection zone.
PIR sensors, which all of these are, should be placed at a distance from heat sources or you will get additional false positives. He’s got one that’s on a light and another one that is on the stove itself. Both of those are likely to get false positives.
for PIR motion sensors, it’s helpful to know that motion (really, change in heat) is detected as it passes across the lens, not moving towards the lens. So some of his sensors are going to take longer to detect than they would if they were just moved 90° to the current placement. See the FAQ:
Two other small things while I’m thinking about it:
The community has found that IKEA Tradfri pocket sockets and bulbs are good repeaters to use with aqara devices. Of course getting the motion sensor to use only one of those requires some finagling, so it’s still a limitation of aqara sensor, but there is a repeater option for those who want to pursue it.
it’s often the better engineered sensors that have a narrower field of view because that will help reduce what are perceived as false alerts. That is, sometimes a smaller detection zone is better, particularly for lighting use cases. But it’s not really that the wider field is better or worse, it is that they are different and you will want to choose one that matches the use case you are looking for.
Separately, he really should add the Fibaro multisensor to his review, it’s a popular device and probably the most customizable in terms of parameter settings.
The same situation. Work for same minuts and after or disconnect, or not disconnect but they no longer detect any movement. I begin to hate Aqara, I’ve been arguing with them for a week and I can’t make them work as well as I would like
well , thank you @Pogga , the video was very helpfull , since i had a hue motion sensor , but never added it to ST , and in the video showed my the DH and after i added , i just see that it works very well , at least so far , going to keep testing it , but here in Europe i can buy the HUE Motion sensor for arroun 33 € , so if it works well ill go with this option since the ST alarm works with them .