That worked! I suspected as much but nice to see a confirmation. Thanks guys.
(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy)
Sensors are shipped ready to pair as soon as powered up. The sensor gives up after a while to avoid killing the battery.
Thus if you pull the tab before the hub is in “join mode” you might miss the window of opportunity. Then you need to figure out how to force the sensor into join mode which can be complicated and different for every model… But not that hard.
@Brad_ST Any idea how to re-join a sensor to the ADT Panel? As part of troubleshooting with ADT they asked me to remove the device and re-add it to ST. I tried the usual to put the ADT / ST door sensor into pairing mode, but no dice. Thanks!
@Brad_ST I am having similar issues trying to add the door sensors with the ADT Smartthings hub that I just brought.
I have reset the sensor several time to have the slow blinking and whenever I try to pair it in Smartthings app, the hub loses connection and goes to “System Inactive” mode where the app is just stuck on registering loop.
I was able to add the motion detection successfully.
@yogesh_sharma - i am having the issue! I cannot figure it out. I had about 5 door sensors and 2 motion sensors already paired. I went to Best Buy and purchased a bunch more sensors because they were $5! Unfortunately I wanted like a month before I went to pair them and everything I scan the QR - the ADT goes to System Inactive. If I try to manually pair, SmartThings app just sits there. I pulled the battery from the hub and tried resetting it and still nothing. I am stuck. Any suggestions?
Update. I just pressed the reset button rapidly until the light stayed solid actually and I manually typed in the code and it worked. I doubt it was the manual retyping of the install code, however I do think there is some setting that pushing the button a few times then long holding caused it to finally reset.
The Samsung reset instructions here definitely did NOT work for me