I love my Iris motion sensors. They report immediately. But! Iris is no longer and crooks are selling them on eBay for $70-$150
I need an outdoor sensor to trigger my porch light. Know of any good Zigbee sensors? I am not the biggest fan of Z-Wave right now.
see The community FAQ (the thread title is a clickable link). Everything there is still current with new models for 2019 updated starting in post 143.
I am looking for outdoor motion sensors to monitor my yard.
I bought a pair of the Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Multi-Sensor and am quite unhappy with them. Even on the lowest sensitivity setting it randomly sends alerts, some perhaps due to clouds changing the lighting (even though PIR is not supposed to be susceptible to this) and others I can’t explain at all. With several false alerts a day this thing is just useless. The Smartthings Motion sensor works great, I have some in my house, but it is indoor rated only. The Schlage / Nexia motion sensor is also indoor use only.
I am hoping someone has come across an outdoor rated motion sensor they have been able to pair with the Smartthings hub.
To jump straight to the 2019 new models:
Both Phillips hue (Zigbee) and Zooz (Z wave) announced new outdoor motion sensors at CES 2019 for release later this year. I haven’t looked into the details yet, but they should be good additions to the market. We’ll just have to see if they have solved the false alarm problem.
The Phillips Sensor is rated IP 54, so rain shouldn’t be a problem. It will be available in both the US and UK.
It looks like the Zooz model is less weatherproof, requiring a sheltered area. But it’s also less expensive and has a USB power option, which will be good for those with winters regularly below freezing. And it is only available for the US.
I got a couple which I am using with HomeKit and I am very happy with them, but I’m not trying to use them with smartthings.
Try hue outdoor sensor works great
How is it connected to your hub? Through the hue hub or directly with Zigbee?
Nice! I guess I’ll add it to my Amazon shopping list. Thanks for the answers.
@JDRoberts Thank you as well.
I am using a cheap Xiaomi Mijia Motion Sensor outside to trigger dog barking on echo devices when away. Still showing 100% battery after being up for a couple of months; has been cold but it does not get wet as it is mounted in a corner above a garage door. If anything it is too sensitive and there’s no way to adjust the sensing distance.
@RICHARDNIEVES21 - A quick question, this app you’re using, what is that? It isn’t SmartThings hub, is it, as mine (on phone) looks different.
Also, you mention;
How do I put that code (from GitHub) onto my SmartThings v3 Hub? Apologies if it’s a strange question, still learning.
EDIT: I’ve come across this page - reading into it further - assume I need to create GitHub account and try figuring it out;
FAQ: Github Integration How to Add and Update from Repositories
Device handler stead of smart app
What are the options you can configure with this DH…? A quick look at the code gives me:
// Temperature (Does it really report temp and if so - how often? Or only when motion is detected like the Xiaomi’s does with Lux)
Is there any way of setting sensitivity…?
5 minutes temp if changed it
Hi, I really want to use a Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor in ST, for light level measurements, but I cannot really get it to work. I have added the Device Handler, disconnected the sensor from the Hue bridge, and the (Classic) Smart App finds the sensor, but it gets first added just as a Thing. When editing in the IDE page, I change the type to Hue Motion Sensor, but when clicking Update, it just gets stuck and cannot finish the operation. Logging in again, the sensor is still listed as 2015 Samsung TV and can of course not get any sensor readings.
What I am doing wrong_
Update to my own post, did exactly the same thing from my iPad Safari instead of Mac, then it worked!
Maybe a stupid question - does the Hue outdoor motion sensor ONLY work with ST v3 hub? I have a V2 hub as well as the ADT ST hub - am I correct I cannot use it?