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Samsung - Motion Sensor - White

Model: GP-U999SJVLBAASKU: 6265834

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well with SmartThings - I like it!!!

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    jkjk
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    Was initially unsure how this would go, but surprisingly works well with SmartThings. This is the new model motion sensor. Connected quickly (using the new version of the SmartThings app). I have this in my kitchen to activate the main kitchen lights (I have 3 Phillips Hue lights in the fixture). Walk in the room, the lights come on. I have SmartThings and Hue talking together (using the SmartThings Hub and a Phillips Hue Bridge on the network together). My kids are still trying to figure out where the motion sensor is (ha!). Anyway, SmartThings was easy to configure and no more fumbling to find a light switch in the middle of the [dark] night... I will be adding more motion sensors to other rooms as this certainly works for me.. And, I am using Google Assistant (and a smart speaker) so voice activated commands will turn the lights on/off as well...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far great!

    Posted
    Texan51
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    This device performs exactly as expected. I installed it in my garage, then set up an automation to notify my cell when motion is detected. If the garage door opens, it tells me. If anyone enters the garage it tells me, and these notifications arrive almost instantaneously. I haven't tested the range, but I think it detects cars passing down our street (if the garage door is open). The magnetic ball mount is a nice idea too allowing easy pointing of the sensor and removal to replace the CR 2 battery. I'm not sure about the battery life yet (so only 4 stars) but otherwise this one is a great product, and I anticipate that I will buy at least one or two more to add to my system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    purchased two, both stop reporting motion

    Posted
    MyRaceData
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    I purchased one of these sensors and liked it so much I purchased a second one. After a month or two however, one of them stopped reporting motion. It still reported battery level and temperature so I knew it was still functioning but it ceased reporting motion. I considered it's failure an anomaly and eventually set it outside on a cover patio to be used as my 'outside temperature sensor'. A month or so later, the second one stopped reporting motion. It also still continued to report battery level and temperature, but no motion. I also purchased a smartthings hub to use with these sensors. I understand Best Buy has excellent replacement policy but I really don't want another. I want my money back for all three.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not too shabby

    Posted
    TallJustin
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    Unlike the Hue equivalent this sensor has a few tricks up its sleeve. It's able to provide a temperature reading as well as a few other data points. Unlike the Hue motion sensor, this also doesn't require you to mount it by drilling a hole in your wall. You just remove the 3M tape cover and stick it whenever you want it. The one criticism I have is that it doesn't appear to work as well as the hue motion sensor when it comes to really low light situations, and the ST app doesn't allow you to change how sensitive the sensor is to light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great form factor!

    Posted
    ishboda
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    I love this little sensor! it does a great job of sensing motion and as a bonus it had a thermometer built in as well. It may not have as many sensors built in as the Aeotec Multisensor does, but it's also a fraction of the size and works great on battery power! The mounting is super easy as it's a strong magnet similar to how Arlo cameras mount. It was an added bonus that it smoothly translated into my Alexa ecosystem. Small downside is while the SmartThings hub shows instant motion updates, the Alexa app takes a moment to send that information over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Connectivity

    Posted
    TJRB
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    I've owned two of these sensors for about 3 months. Both units took a long time to connect to the hub, but eventually they did. Both units lose connectivity with the hub on a frequent basis (even when a clear signal is available) and require a reset. This deletes your app connections, but is the only way to keep the units functioning with the system. After 3 months one of the units will no longer connect even after resetting. Warranty service requires the unit to be mailed in. Due to the lack of reliability I won't buy another one of these. Not recommended.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent device

    Posted
    konuohas
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    With this, I was able to automate the master bathroom lights in my home. Installation and mobile app setup was easy. With the Samsung Smartthings hub, I was able to easily automate the lights to turn on when there is motion and turn off 2 minutes after the motion stops. This has helped to a great extent in eliminating the bathroom lights being left on. I am happy with the purchase and highly recommend this product and other supporting devices for smart home automation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Limited design

    Posted
    Techgeek
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    This version doesn't stand up on it's own and has to be on the stationary ball mount. That limits where it can be placed. I want to move the mount and it's now stuck to the glass. I'll need to use a razor to remove and then have no adhesive to place it in a different location. The old model was square and did not need a mount.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    n2caves
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    Had to upgrade my old system as it was no longer supported. None of my old motion sensors worked with Smart Things so I had to get new ones. I got these and they work great. Setup was a breeze! Since I have cats, they would set off these if they were used for security trigger. I have Arlo cameras for that function.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It detected Motion

    Posted
    Nate
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    So I use the SAMSUNG Smartthings motion detectors in multiple places to look for motion at night mostly. it does an excellent job of motion detection as well as letting me know what the current temperature in that room is. I haven't had any issues with it yet and the battery seems to be holding very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Newer is better

    Posted
    n0m0n
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    This is the new version of Smartthings motion sensor which in my opinion works much better then the previous version. The mounting is a magnetic pedestal verse using screws to fasten. The pedestal allows for redirecting the motion area verse the previous which was stationary. I plan on purchasing a few more to replace the previous version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Detects motion and notes temperature

    Posted
    Apothe
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    When integrated with the SmartThings hub the item will note when there is motion and can alert you or trigger something to happen. It triggers lights for us. The ability to alert us to temperature has also added peace of mind to another area in our home. Item is well built with a solid mount.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good price for good product

    Posted
    AZITGuy
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    These are sensitive and reliable so far. I use these in conjunction with door and window sensors for extra protection. I place them on the ceiling in a corner opposite of doors or windows to be protected. I currently have four and will be adding a few more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well, great battery live

    Posted
    DavidD
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    I have multiple sensors at home from different manufacturers. While all detect movements well, most of them don't have a good battery life, need to replace them once every few months. Samsung sensors work more than a year with the same battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It works! Almost too well...

    Posted
    designdiva
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    It works! Really well. Too well. We need to play with this a little more to see if we can adjust the sensitivity because it easily detects pets walking across the room. Perhaps the answer is to install these in locations where the floor is not visible to the device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Eats batteries. Returned it.

    Posted
    BamBAm
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    In the first week I had this it used up 2 batteries, the one that came with it and one I bought new. After just a couple of days it starts to loose connection with the hub and then stops working in one more day. Not so great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      Thank you for the review. I am sorry the motion sensor did not meet your expectations. If you should need assistance in the future, our SmartThings team can be reached at 1-866-813-2404 or by email via support@connecthome.zendesk.com. ~Samsung Brand Ambassador Samsung

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is supposed to

    Posted
    BigGadgetMan
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    I replaced a much older version with this one, because the older one was starting to fail. This one works like it is supposed to. It even exceeds the advertised range, which is good, because I wanted it to pick up across my dining and living rooms.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works, mostly

    Posted
    GrandpaTMR
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    It detects motion. I use it through Samsung Smartthings. The only problem with it is that once it detects no motion, it will turn the lights off even if it detects motion during the internal period. But that's my only complaint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Welcome edition to the Smart Things family

    Posted
    Jason
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    Love this motion sensor. My home is full of Smart Things sensors and love what they did with this new model. The magnetic base and allowing the sensor to swivel around as needed was a welcome addition. Plus this version is cheaper than before, win/win!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Motion Sensor performs as described

    Posted
    JPOB
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    I use 4 of them to control lights in various rooms and for home security. Easy to place into position which is key for a motion sensor. The magnetic base swivel allows precise positioning. Easy to install on smartthings hub.

    I would recommend this to a friend