NYCE sensors

I think Lowes has them.

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When I was at mine last, they had plexiglass stands with information on the sensors in them, and said available online… but I can’t find them there either.

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@smartthings - any update with this?


I’m also curious on any update on NYCE sensors. I have a couple of the motion sensors, which work using the Smartthings device type…but are lacking support for the additional functionality within the sensor (temp/humidity).

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I have emailed and called NYCE trying to buy their products in Canada as the tilt sensor is no longer found onAmazon.

2 months have past and no reply.

Is NYCE still in business?

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For anyone watching this thread and interested in the Door Hinge Sensor that can be found at Lowes please check the thread below as I was able to get it working and will be posting my device handler soon. All I needed to do was copy the “NYCE Open/Closed Sensor” code and change the fingerprint and after that it connected without issues and reports the open/closed state as well as battery level. I am working to do final testing on it and post it on the thread below before the end of the weekend.

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I was told by them that the part # had to end with HA for it to work with ST.

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Well you are welcome to believe them if you want but I can tell you it works.


I think the issue may be one that sometimes comes up with items labeled as works with wink or works with Iris…

There may officially be only two models that have been certified with the FCC. However, sometimes these get put into boxes with other model numbers on them, particularly with different suffixes, Because it’s the box that is different, not the device. It’s just a rebranding to go with that particular controller.

So it probably is the HA model in terms of its certification, but it may have a different model number on the box because the boxes branded for Iris. That’s how iris handled GE switches in the past, for example.

There should be an FCC label either on the back of the device itself or inside the battery compartment which will have the FCC license number. That should tell you more. :sunglasses:

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I believe you. I’m just telling you what they told me. I love the products they sell but you can only find a couple of then on Amazon. The fact it takes weeks for customer service to respond back to an emails frightens me.

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I’ve noticed within the last couple months they have updated their website on what product works with certain hubs.

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I’m still new to ST and slowly leaning and adding different things to my setup.

I just tried the NYCE door hing sensor from Lowes the other day. I found on their website under Support that they list a “HA Install Guide - SmartThings Driver”, that is a zip file that include a GROOVY File dated 3/8/2016, and a Disclaimer.

Disclaimer states…( This Device Handler code is only tested by NYCe Sensors Inc. internally.
It is not certified by Samsung SmartThings. User has to take full responsibility for any device malfunction.)

Only after adding the GROOVY file was able to see the door hing and see the battery level in ST. But I was never really able to read the sensor as truly showing Open or Closed. Even after holding the contact down (closed) it kept showing as if it was still open.

Also after a while the door hing sensor kept flashing amber-red-amber, which means Searching For Network. I had the sensor two feet away from the ST hub all the time I was trying to join the two together.

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@Tyler are the nyce motion sensors fully supported yet? I picked up one of the ceiling motion sensors on Amazon recently, and installed with the device handler that’s available on nyce’s website. No temp or humidity information is available.

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@David65, I saw that same file but didn’t use it since the other one already in the ST repo seems to work with a slight modification and I had done that before finding that file. I plan to have my copy posted later today if you want to try it out, just watch the thread I linked above as that is where I plan to post it. I plan to submit my change ST so that they can publish it but from what I understand that is a long process and NYCE is likely already working with ST to add this anyway.

One thing I noticed is that the new file they published has all fingerprints for other NYCE sensors removed and only this hinge fingerprint added, I initially did the same thing but am testing today to ensure that it works with the rest of the fingerprints as well. I suspect the fact that they are missing the profileId and deviceId in their fingerprint is likely causing them issues when putting all the fingerprints in a single file since there are now identical and it is hard for the hub to recognize the device. It may end up that we just have to have a separate device handler altogether for this device in which case I will just post mine so others can use it.


This ever go anywhere? The Nyce tilt sensor mentions playing a chime. I’m really looking for something to do just that for WAF. The traditional alarm makes a nice chime when arming. Since we arm SHM with buttons (not the app), we really need some audible confirmation. A chime would be great.

The open close door hinges would be great too, rather than bulky traditional sensors.

Well for the open/close door hinge you can use the custom device handler if it has not been added to the stock device type yet. Based on the response from @slagle it should have been included in the stock device type by now but I already have my custom device type added and have not attempted to remove and re-pair it with my custom one removed. Below is a link to the thread where I posted the temporary custom device type for the hinge.

I think the tilt sensor has always worked but do not have one so cannot confirm that, I am pretty sure you would have to install some smart app (or create one) to get the chime functionality.

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I’ve called them and they said they would have someone call me about ordering the tilt switch. That was back in February and still no call!!

so did anyone get it to work with the lowes version? i picked up one they are on sale for $14 is not the “HA” version…

just wonder if anything custom was made?

I have two of these sitting in my desk. Would love to use on my attic and mailbox doors. Anyone gotten them to work yet??

I picked up a ceiling one, arriving today. Are these actually working with ST? I checked their website and ST is first listed as compatible.

@Tyler ?