Posting here to see if there is any suggestions for devices that show temperature. I am in need of creating an automation for a Windows AC Unit. Basically if temperature gets above then run turn on the smartthings plug i already have to power on the Windows AC Unit, and when temperature gets below a certain degree turn it off. The Window AC Unit i have is kind of “dumb” in that i can set a “Cool to Cooler” range but once it gets to temperature if just turns off compressor but the fan keeps running nonstop so best way for saving power and noise is to have it just completely turn off when temperature is reached.
Anyway, since Samsung has given up hardware creation I have found a complete lack of devices for Smartthings now. For example, i purchased the Aeotec Trisensor thinking it could help me with this temperature sensing but its almost unuseable. It sends updated temperature about once every few hours, thats unacceptable in my use case. Motion is terrible on it also, says motion detected and stays like that for an hour plus before it clear itself to say no motion detected. I have used the custom device code found on these forums for the Trisensor to change its polling frequency to now update temperature every 5 minutes but battery went from 97% to 32% in one week.
I have original (before Samsung bought Smartthings) sensors that have motion that update instantly and reset after 1 minute. They also update temperature every 5 minutes and the battery lasts 9-12 months easily. (I have the “history” in the app to prove it). I have also researched the Fibaro Motion Sensor which has a temperature module on it too but i hear same complaints as the Aeotec Trisensor, it is slow to update.
Was Smartthings just ahead of its time in creating devices and no one else can compete? If i would of known they were stopping months ago i would of loaded up and bought a ton of there sensors. Seems there is a huge lacking of devices know that perform quick updates and long battery life. But maybe i’m missing something. Anyone have any suggestions for devices to try for Temperature or Motion/Temperature combos that poll atleast every 5-10 minutes with 1 year battery life like the original Smartthings Sensors?