Smartsense multi-purpose sensor acceleration vs battery life circa 2016

I’m using one of the older multipurpose sensors outside attached to my spa cover to identify position using the accelerometers. I am concerned about wind buffeting running the battery down as it will produce a good deal of vibration. I only need to recognize LARGE acceleration changes (ie was -742mG but is now +742mG. These are big changes. I read many past postings from RBoy saying that he was submitting changes to SmartThings for the DTH to add “sensitivity” settings. Did anything happen on this front? Anything we can do to increase the magnitude of change needed to trigger the accel state change in an interest to save battery?