Newbee user with some questions about additional devices (motion sensors)


(I moved this to projects so you can get individualized answers depending on your own needs, preferences and budget)

First, as far as whether they need repeaters or not, it just depends on how you have your network quote back bone“ laid out. Start by reading post 11 in the following thread, then go up to the top of that thread and read the whole thing, and then you should have a much better understanding of whether or not you will need to add devices to get a good signal. ( this is a clickable link)

For motion sensors, The 2016/2017 version of the SmartThings brand motion sensor has gotten a number of complaints in the forums and was demonstrably less responsive than the previous generation. But there’s a brand new generation that just came out last month, and it seems to be somewhat better. But it hasn’t been out long enough to really tell.

Why don’t you take a look at the device class features FAQ, and it will give you an idea of what features to look for in motion sensors:

Then after you read those two FAQs, we can talk more if you still have any questions. :sunglasses: