Samsung - SmartThings Motion Sensor - White

Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor: Add this sensor to your SmartThings hub to trigger functions when motion is detected. The unit senses motion up to 15' with a 120° view angle, then sends an alert to your compatible Apple® iOS, Android or Windows mobile device.

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Overview

What's Included


  • CR-2450 battery
  • Owner's manual
  • SmartThings Motion Sensor
  • Wall-mounting bracket, four 1" 3M square adhesive strips, two #6 Phillips head mounting screws

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (341 out of 383)

Features


Works with SmartThings hub

For use with your existing setup. Meets Zigbee HA 1.2 protocol.

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

The sensor detects motion up to 15' with a 120° view range. When motion is detected, the sensor alerts the hub and triggers preset commands.

Monitor the temperature in your home

So you can maintain a comfortable environment.

Easily install the sensor

Includes a wall-mounting bracket, four 1" 3M square adhesive strips and two #6 Phillips head mounting screws.

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Overall customer rating

4.3
90%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    SmartThings Motion Sensor vs Hue Motion Sensor

    Posted
    Steve
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I started my Smart Home with a Phillips Hue hub and two Hue bulbs. I then purchased the Hue Motion Sensor to turn on one of the bulbs when someone entered the room. I really like the design and features of the Hue sensor with its magnetic mount and light sensor. When I wanted to add a Zigbee switch to the system I discovered that the Hue hub only talks to Hue devices. I then purchased a SmartThings hub which will control the Zigbee switch and the Hue hub. The next problem I encountered was the SmartThings hub can only control the Hue bulbs through the Hue hub. It can't access the Hue motion sensor. I decided to see what the SmartThings motion sensor could do. It doesn't have the light sensor that the Hue sensor has, but the SmartThings sensor can report the temperature of the room it is in as well as the status of the battery. I was able to get around the lack of a light sensor by programming the motion sensor SmartApp that turns on a light to only respond to motion one hour before sunset and stop responding one hour after sunrise. I also programmed a SmartApp to notify me when the temperature in the room drops below 58 degrees. I have had trouble with the pilot light going out on my furnace. The mounting plate for the SmartThings motion sensor can be screwed to the wall or mounted with sticky pads. I mounted my sensor in the corner of the room by using a small 3M Command damage-free hook and some wire that I ran through the holes in the mounting plate. This method made it easier to aim the sensor in the direction I wanted. One other difference between the Hue sensor and the SmartThings sensor is the time that passes before the programmed light is activated. The response time of the Hue sensor is about one second where the SmartThings motion sensor is about two.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well to control WEMO outlet

    Posted
    Philip
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    I have a recirculating pump on my water heater to get hot water up to the third floor of my townhome faster. The pump has a timer but I wanted to have it come on whenever someone goes into the bathroom. I placed the SmartThings motion sensor over the bathroom door pointing into the bathroom to control a WEMO Mini outlet connected to the pump and it works as I had hoped. The only negative is there is no indicator light on the motion sensor showing when it senses motion. I ended up placing another WEMO Mini outlet in the bathroom, also activated by the motion sensor. The WEMO Mini has an indicator that lights up when it's turned on by the motion sensor. I have found the motion sensor to be very consistent in picking up motion and controlling the outlets. Note that walking directly towards or away from the sensor will not activate it. You must be moving perpendicular to the sensor for it to sense motion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, terrible results

    Posted
    MarioChaser
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    I had such high hopes for this sensor. Since I have the ST hub, this sensor is theoretically the best one to use for quick and reliable commands. But that is not the case. I also have the hue motion sensors. Although they work like a charm, they only work with hue lights and are horribly basic in the ways of customization. The ST sensor however, allows for program creations beyond your wildest imaginations. There is just one catch, the darn thing never stays on. I have to constantly pull the battery and reset it back to the system. I have the Google wifi throughout my house (3 hubs strategically placed) transmitting about 900mbits of wireless AC in every nook and cranny. So I know it is not my wifi. I also have my ST hub smack dab in the middle of my one story home plugged directly into my google wifi hub. But I still lose connection every few days. My suggestion: go with something else!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Becoming faulty after battery replacement

    Posted
    Scottf
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have been using this system over a year now and all the battery life needs to be replaced one by one. I have 12 senors from doors to motion. The battery life will never be at zero or will it notify you that the battery is low. Once the battery life becomes really low, the device will start triggering false notifications. That is when you know you will have to replace it. You will have to replace it with a Panasonic or Duracell 2450 it says on the senor itself. I went ahead and bought sleeves of Duracell batteries, replacing the first few senors with fresh unexpired batteries but after replacing them with the fresh batteries I still receive false notifications. My other half of the sensors started to die out one by one so I bought all Panasonic batteries for them and they are starting to either give false notification or starts die again. I am beginning to think that it's a problem with the sensor itself.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good at sensing but batteries are a problem

    Posted
    JoeB

    I have two of these units installed and have had them for maybe a year. They work well sensing motion so that’s the good part. The batteries however probably only lasted six months. They second set lasted less than 1 month (?). The batteries are major pain because nobody carries the CR2477 locally. You have to order them online and they are kind of pricey. I ended up re-wiring them to a battery holder with 2 AA batteries. They work fine now. It is a poor design, they should have used readily available batteries such as AAA’s. The units would not have been very much larger.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what I wanted it to do.

    Posted
    BarbM
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    I have a couple of other motion detectors that have been working for years that I have mounted outside in a covered area that work fine. I wanted one to put one at the bottom of my steps by the kitchen. When someone goes down to the kitchen at night I wanted the kitchen light to turn on at a dim level. I wanted a small device that could sit on the desk at the bottom of the steps that did not look bad and this is exactly what I wanted. It picks up the motion and turns on the light before I enter the room and when I go back upstairs the light turns off five minutes later. No more feeling for the light switch next tot the disposal switch in the dark, I have turned that disposal many times feeling for the light switch. I could tell Alexa to turn on the light but that would disturb other people that are sleeping. This is what home automation is all about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not good for distances over approximately 5 feet

    Posted
    Labby
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    The Samsung motion/temperature sensor was easily added to my SmartThings hub. It is an attractive sensor that looked good wherever I placed it. Integration with Stringify flows worked well. The temperature sensor component of this device seemed to work accurately, too. My issue is the distance. This motion sensor claims a range of approximately 15 - 20 feet. However, in various applications and placements that I tried, I consistently could only get a response at around 5 feet maximum distance. It might be fine if your application requires only a short distance to trigger the sensor. I tried to find a place to use it, but I really needed more distance capability. I ended up returning the sensor for that reason.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Poll rate could be better

    Posted
    Victor
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    The angle of motion sensing is not that huge. At best it's about 50 degrees from normal, so you have 100 degrees across, but vertically it's actually less. Vertically the sensor appears to catch motion closer to 25 degrees, which is very narrow. Keeping it up high, like above a door, is not ideal. You really want it around hip height. It also only focuses on two points of motion, so walking towards it in a straight line will not trip it, you have to move laterally, so off angle placement in a corner might be the best bet. The poll rate is about 2 seconds I believe, or at least the effective poll rate is. Also not ideal for areas like entryways where you might be running in, or on stairs...

    I would recommend this to a friend




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