This is a new device handler for the Monoprice Z-Wave Plus Door/Window Sensor, Model: P/N 15270 and it has the following features:
Supports the External Sensor
It has the setting Enable External Sensor which enables the terminals so you can attach an external sensor. When that’s enabled, the device won’t report closed unless the internal and external sensors are closed.
The device reports the same notification for the internal and external events so there’s no way to determine which one trigged the event so you can’t use them independently.
Customizable Wakeup Interval
The device wakes up every 6 hours by default, but there’s a setting for *Minimum Check-in Interval (Hours) which accepts the range 1 to 167. If you set it to 1 it will wakeup every hour and if you set it to 167 it will wake up once per week.
There’s also a setting for Battery Reporting Interval (Hours) which accepts the same range of values.
Having a separate checkin and battery setting allows you to monitor the device, with a SmartApp like Simple Device Viewer, without draining the battery by having to stay a wake for a couple of seconds every time it wakes up.
Supports Tamper Alert
When the cover of the device is opened, it raises the “tamper” event with the value “detected”.
The setting Automatically Clear Tamper allows you to choose whether it raises the tamper clear event when the device cover is closed or if you have to press the “Refresh” button to clear it.
Updating the Settings
When you change the “Minimum Check-in Interval” and/or “Enable External Sensor”, the changes won’t get applied until the next time the device wakes up.
If you’d prefer not to wait that long, you can force it to wake up by opening the device cover and waiting at least 10 seconds before closing it.
If tamper is set to detected and you tap the “Refresh” button, it will raise the tamper clear event. If the tamper is already set to “clear” and you tap the refresh button, the battery and other settings will get refreshed the next time it wakes up.