Couldn’t agree more.
@kevin here is a couple of pictures for you.
Couldn’t agree more.
Are they paintable?
Has anyone tested distance? I am using an Iris sensor for my mailbox now and initially it worked like a champ but of late it doesn’t work at all due to the distance away from the house.
Just wondering if anyone has tested this out?
I was just going to mention that issue to @TheSmartestHouse as something to pass along to the manufacturers.
Their site says that the strips are paintable with water-based paint. But they say nothing about metallic or other paints that have iron in them. And those can kill signal.
If it was one of the iris zigbee sensors, a zwave plus sensor will have much longer range (150 feet clear air vs about 40’ for zigbee) but zigbee travels somewhat better through rain. And Z wave has a maximum of four hops per message while zigbee can go 15 into the hub.
Thanks for the heads up…I may check out the return policy and order one of these to see if it works.
I can confirm that these work great with the generic Z-Wave Door/Window device type handler. However, using that device type means that you can’t set some of the configurable parameters on the device.
One option that people do like with the GE switches is to use a custom device type Handler just to set the parameters ( which are then stored in the device itself) and then after it’s been configured, switch back to the Stock handler so that the device will run local.
So how do I reset the sensor if the only way to reset it is to remove/insert battery? Is the round magnet for battery disconnect or just for reset?
Hi Ray, here’s a video on how to reset the sensor: https://youtu.be/X_NHWpIh7VA
You’re absolutely right @JDRoberts, water-based paint is the way to go if you’re going to paint over any electronic. Strips is fairly easy since it’s waterproof (that does not mean it can sit in water for extended periods of time, but rain is OK), there are no openings such as for battery slots so it’s safe to paint over it. But you need to stick to the manufacturer’s guidelines and that means water-based paint ONLY.
Sorry if I wasn’t clear.
The manufacturer site does recommend water-based paint. My point is that there are water-based paints with a high iron percentage, including metallic water-based paint. Some of the spray can red water based paints you can get at Walmart, for example, have significant iron. So I think they should add more detail to their recommendation to say that they are paintable with water-based paints, but you should avoid paints with a high concentration of metals.
Rustoleum has a whole line of water-based metallic paints, including a red which is 2.5% iron by weight.
Aaaah got it, we’ll get some clarification on that, good point!
Sorry, I was half sleep and didn’t make it clear. I meant how do you disconnect the battery from the sensor just in case the reset didn’t work?
The battery is built-in so you can’t take it out. If manual reset does not work, the sensor should also automatically reset when you exclude it from your Z-Wave network. If neither works, the magnetic switch may be malfunctioning and the sensor will have to be replaced. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Just got shipment notice/tracking info…
That’s right, we start shipping today but have the promo going on until midnight in case anyone was waiting for a new billing cycle on their credit card Sensor goes back to regular pricing tomorrow but we have more in stock so if you decide to get another one or two, just leave a product review on our site and you’ll get a 5% off coupon.
Can’t wait to hear what you think!
Has the 10% discount code been deactivated? I tried to order some this morning and it wouldn’t take the code, even though the code still shows on the product page.
I guess the discount has stopped. See previous post.