Yeah I read it, just did not know how many devices you are working on at the same time. I don’t know what to tell you. All devices I paired (3 of them are switches) around the same time are still alive.
I got a button and a few door/window sensors. I tried the button, and I think I accidentally paired it. I added the device handler from the above post, and I see events when I press and release the button, but they are not catchall events. They have on/off: 0 when I press the button, and on/off: 1 when I release it. I don’t see a device ID so I’m not sure how to add the device. How do I add this as a device in SmartThings? Any advice for the door/windows sensors? I’ve read several posts, but I’m still not sure. Thanks for any help.
I just did a simple pairing with sensor 6-8ft away from the hub and then install the sensor 20-40 ft away. The battery level showed up hours later. Only one of the 5 devices got disconnected before showing battery level and need repairing. All work fine otherwise. I did not use any special trick to pair them. I only change the device name during pairing. I did not enter any ID or anything. It has been more than a week and I experienced no issue so far.
You will see press events on the hub event log when you press and the device is not paired. It is normal and in that sense you should ignore Pbrain comment - it does not mean that the device is paired.
To pair you need to use the tiny reset hole at the back of the switch using a paper clip.
These sensor pick up on slight change in temperature so it will pick up anything that gives off its own temperature (people and pets). That’s why is says body sensor not motion sensor. I have a few on the ground and if I am wearing my super thick boots it sometimes doesn’t register me. And also there is no adjusting the sensitivity just and FYI.
There’s a flash sale on Human Detectors, Door/Window contact sensors and the single buttons. I think the Human Detectors are around £8 and the other two less than £6. Delivery is the usual long winded process but you could even lob in the 3-5 days service with the savings.
I’ve just ordered a Human detector, two contacts and two buttons for less than a single ST branded motion sensor…
I’d take Gearbest’s flash sales with a pinch of salt. Gearbest prices, in general, fluctuate more frequently than Amazon’s!
Flash sale prices aren’t necessarily any cheaper than fluctuating low prices. I tend to monitor my ‘favourite’ (Xiamoi) item prices every day or two…Flash Sale prices don’t appear to be anything to get excited about…generally.
For the Xiaomi sensors, GB has the best prices around (“flash” and non-flash sales) when factoring in price, shipping (speed and price), and order reliability, in my experiences anyway. They regularly drop the contact sensors below $7 USD, and paying the $3 tracked shipping and $1 insurance hasn’t let me down in 2 small and 1 very large orders. Received all 3 orders in under 14 days.
Zapals and Ali prices are always $2-3 USD higher per item, plus more for worse (untracked) shipping options.