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Samsung - SmartThings Arrival Sensor - White

Samsung SmartThings Arrival Sensor: Stay informed when people enter and leave your home with this arrival sensor. Just connect to your SmartThings hub and your Apple® iOS, Android or Windows mobile device to receive alerts on the go. You can also set up the sensor to trigger lights to turn on and unlock your door when you arrive home and shut lighting off and lock the door when you leave.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Battery
    • Owner's manual
    • SmartThings Arrival Sensor

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    76% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (144 out of 190)

    Features


    Works with SmartThings hub

    For use with your existing setup. Meets Zigbee HA 1.2 protocol and has a 50' to 100' range.

    Receive alerts on your Apple iOS, Android or Windows mobile device

    The sensor lets you know when people and pets enter and leave your home or office. Plus, get notifications if someone you're expecting doesn't arrive home by a specific time.

    Smart control of your home

    Trigger actions to take place as soon as you arrive or leave home. Set up the system to turn the lights on or off or lock or unlock your door.

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    Customer rating

    Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 190 reviews

    76%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Might as well set your money on fire

      Posted
      James

      So I have had multiple Samsung smartthings products and have had them for almost a year. The motion sensors and arrival sensors have both been problematic to say the least. I am on my second set of arrival sensors that were replaced under warranty. This one is also showing extreme battery drain. These are a complete waste of money unless you want to spend 6 bucks a piece on batteries every week. Battery drain so severe that on Friday had 100% and now sunday is at 15% . I have had similar problems with all other Samsung smartthings products. Don't invest in these products at best a convenient toy at worst a troubleshooting nightmare with Samsung. At this point I have spent more time trying to make it work than time spent saved with automation. A few other points, I have multiple zigbee /z wave repeaters. I have over a dozen other smart devices bulbs, switches, and plugs. All other brands I have do work without issues.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      You need Zigbee repeaters

      Posted
      Creativityrules
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      All the poor reviews are from people that do not have sufficient Zigbee repeaters (and not Z-wave repeaters). The smartthings hub and power outlet switch are the only official smartthings Zigbee repeaters, and the outlet switches are expensive ($60) to cover a large home. Turns out the OEM version of the outlet can be purchased from Lowes under the Iris brand. They look identical because they were probably made by the same company. If you go to the smartthings forum you can download the custom device profile to enable it as a smartthings outlet. It can be had for about $25-35 depending on available sales. I have covered my home with 3 outlet switches (to form a large triangle), and since then I have no connection problems with the arrival sensor. Battery life has also been extended because the connection problems are gone.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Some issues.

      Posted
      mrcam24

      Setup was a breeze. Had the sensor up and running within a few minutes. I put the sensor in my wife's car, which we usually park in the street (about 30 feet from hub). The issues almost started immediately . It kept reporting that my wife had left the house and withing the same minute it would report that she was back. My wife was next to me the entire time. To top it all off, the battery shows at 75 percent and it hasn't even been one day!!! I will replace the battery and see if that helps. I must say that I've been a smartthings fan for a while now and I've NEVER had any issues with any of their other products. I still highly recommend Smartthings to anyone wanting to automate their home. I will post an update if I get better results after replacing battery.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not the fastest or most efficient

      Posted
      JSeaton
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      I had hoped to use this presence sensor with my SmartThings hub to trigger some home automation functions. However I have found that my phone is a much more effective presence sensor. Due to the frequency that this device pings, I could be in the house for 2 minutes before the hub detects the sensor is present. On the other hand, the hub detects my phone almost as soon as my house is in view on my street. I can't imagine a situation where someone would need such a slow presence sensor; but for practical presence detection, I think using a phone as a presence sensor is much more applicable. Maybe this product would be perfect for users who want to utilize presence detection to close a garage door or arm an alarm when they leave. Or to see when a child arrives home from school.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Dependent on what you're using it for...

      Posted
      djhtechdad
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      This was easily paired with the Smartthings hub and function is what I expected. The issue is that my use case was to use these to automatically disarm and arm the alarm devices. It works great for arming when everyone leaves but they are slow to show presence when arriving home. Open the garage, pull in and park, walk in the house...alarm sirens activate. From our experience it takes about a minute or 2 to show presence which is a bit of a problem. We're dealing with it and it isn't a deal breaker considering the convenience but we are intentionally slow to enter the house after arriving home to allow the Smartthings hub to notice the arrival of the sensor. It is, however, much more reliable than using your phone as a presence sensor.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great little arrival sensor for limited access

      Posted
      HABob
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      These are great, small little arrival sensors that pair easily with a SmartThings Hub (not sure about Wink but I'd imagine they pair easily). I use them for my son's backpack and have given one to extended family members that I prefer not to have full access to my HA system. These are programmed to open the garage door and (if after sunset) turn on the foyer and hallway lights. They also let me know via text when they've arrived at the house, always good to know :-). Occasionally one of them seems to run into interference with the wifi when it's at a remote corner of the house and it will take a spell of cycling through notifying me that it's arrived then departed then arrived again. Move it closer to the hub and the problem's solved.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It does what I want but...

      Posted
      Mike
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      I does what I want but the battery life is not the best. I have several battery devices on my Smartthings system that have been in operation for over a year and the battery is still well above 50% a few above 75%. The arrival sensor goes though batteries. I wanted to open the garage door when my wife gets home but I didn't want to tie it to her phone because sometimes we go out in my car and I don't want the garage door to open when we get back. I was worried that if the battery gets low and cold the arrival sensor might drop out and then come on and open the garage when we are not home. I set it to text me when it opens the garage door so I could close it if necessary. So far it has not happened. If the battery was better I would give it 5 stars.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Ties in great with my home automation

      Posted
      Wusta
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      I got tired of relying on my home camera's system relying on GEO location from my phone to enable and disable the motion sensors from triggering when I was home. It was very inconsistent. The Samsung SmartHome hub was 50% off so I bought one and a couple of the arrival sensors. I tied it into my Google Home and camera system. I have it setup to enable the cameras when all the sensors leave and disable when anyone of the arrive. This worked so well that I have other automations setup around the house based the individual sensor. Nice little side feature is we all keep them on our keyrings and if we misplace them, you can use the app to initiate a ring to find them.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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