I bought a Fibaro Motion detector with HomeKit support since I have it as well as SmartThings. I could get it to pair with HomeKit, but not SmartThings. When I checked on Amazon, I saw that there were two models. Can I get the HomeKit version to pair with SmartThings? I’m pretty sure I can’t, but wanted to ask before I return it.
Unfortunately, you are correct. The HomeKit model is not compatible with SmartThings. You need the z wave model. FGMS-001. Not FGBHMS-001.
We’ve created two lines of the FIBARO Motion Sensor - one for the FIBARO system or other compatible Z-Wave controllers, and one for Apple HomeKit.
BTW, there is an article in the community – created wiki that lists devices that work with both smartthings and HomeKit.
I got the correct model today. It didn’t pair when I tried it with the new app. With the classic app, it paired on the first try. On the first attempt, I followed the instructions to remove the paper tab blocking the battery circuit. On the second attempt, I triple clicked the “B” button, again as per instructions. Just passing this on in case other users have the same problem.
As has already been stated the HomeKit versions of the Fibaro products only work (officially) with HomeKit. Similarly the non-HomeKit Fibaro products do not work (officially) with HomeKit at all.
What is currently possible is to set up a HomeAssistant server as a HomeKit controller and have HomeAssistant control the Fibaro HomeKit product. HomeAssistant can then also run an MQTT broker to ‘share’ the device and you can also run a MQTT client on Smartthings to talk to the HomeAssistant system.
The result is that Smartthings would then be able to utilise the HomeKit only products.