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Samsung - SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor - White

Samsung SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor: Stay informed and in control with this multipurpose sensor, which pairs with your SmartThings hub and your Apple® iOS, Android or Windows mobile device. A built-in accelerometer sends you alerts when someone knocks on your door or your laundry is done. You can also get notifications when doors, windows or drawers open. Plus, the sensor monitors the temperature and triggers your thermostat to adjust accordingly.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Battery
    • Owner's manual
    • SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor
    • Wall-mounting bracket, two 1" 3M square adhesive strips, two #5 Phillips head mounting screws

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (485 out of 513)

    Features


    Works with SmartThings hub

    For use with your existing setup. Meets Zigbee HA 1.2 protocol and has a 50' to 130' range.

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

    The sensor lets you know when doors, windows or drawers open to help safeguard against theft.

    Monitor vibration

    A built-in accelerometer detects when someone knocks on your door or when your laundry is finished.

    Keep track of shifts in temperature

    The sensor triggers your thermostat to adjust automatically.

    Easily install the sensor

    An included wall-mounting bracket attaches using a single screw. Also comes with two 1" 3M square adhesive strips and two #5 Phillips head mounting screws.

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    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 513 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Simple setup / constant alerts

      Posted
      coquizap
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Setup was simple and not complicated. Download app and install the sensors which I did with the supplied double face tape. My kit came with 2 multipurpose sensor which I installed at the front door and back door. I purchase an additional multipurpose sensor for the Garage door. The motion sensor covers the living room, part of kitchen and dining room since it is a open floor plan. The outlet sensor which was included in the kit at present is not being used. This is a wireless system which uses Bluetooth to link all sensors (exemptions outlet sensor which is powered by your A.C.),with the hub that is connect to your home network with the supplied Ethernet cable. The sensors are powered by Lithium CR2450 batteries something you should consider and factor into total operation costs. Alerts are sent to my phone whenever triggered. Only problem I have is that the alerts continue to be sent to my phone even after resetting the sensors and clearing the alerts on the phone app, even after I deleted the app from my phone. At present I have the hub disconnect from my home network and I blocked the number which was constantly receiving the alerts on my phone. This solved the constant alerts messages problem, but now I am left with a home security system that is not connected. I hope to give it another try soon before it’s warranty expires. At present I would explain the problem I am having to anyone asking me my opinion of the product.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      These are the beginning of something bigger.

      Posted
      Danielle
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      These are great. Temperature,vibration,and a magnetic door/window sensor. Functions as it should and I've found it to be great to stick to a babies crib. Notifies me when my daughter wakes up and starts moving around,what the current temperature of her room is and if the door and/or wondows are open. You can set automations to notify me if the temperature is above OR below a desired temperature but not both. Which brings me to a complaint. Why can't I have this trigger two different ways. Too hot? Turn on the AC outlet for me automatically. Baby moving alot in night hours? Turn on the radio outlet. Movement after a certain time in morning? Turn on the TV. But I can't tell it to turn on a heater outlet if it gets too cold. 1 or the other only as far as temperature controls are concerned..this sensor also does not automatically trigger the Samsung smartthings ADT alarm/hub. Only the adt sensors trigger the alarm and chimes. I would also love to see more useful features in the smart things app but that's a different issue. Overall I love love love where Samsung is heading with these "smartthings". Quite the epitome of the word.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Worthless since an update

      Posted
      Reebert

      SmartThings pushed out an update a while back and these sensors have been worthless ever since. They CONSTANTLY go offline and the only way to get them back online is to pull the battery out, reset it, relink it to the network and then delete the old one. Then do it again a few days later when they go offline again. I'm not exaggerating when I say that at least one goes offline every day or two. My attached screenshot shows $160 worth of sensors offline and worthless. The idea of using these as window/door sensors is for peace of mind and security. Since the update, they're more trouble than they're worth. Other SmartThings work reliably (light bulbs, motion sensors, etc), but these are useless. Don't buy them at any price.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Smartthings is terrible!

      Posted
      theethicalengineer

      These are decent sensors, and they will work with other hubs, but Smarthings as a whole is terrible. Their earlier V1 system was pretty decent, but since the buyout and the move to V2 they have pretty much abandoned their earlier users without warning. With V2 everything has to be uninstalled and reinstalled manually, which takes forever. The new system doesn't allow for more than one user, so if you want other members of your family to have access, forget it. Notifications come multiple times, or an hour later, if at all. Lights that are on a timer, don't come on or go off at random. Their tech support has been "working" on it for 7 weeks now. ST has no phone support or contact numbers at all. Their own community forum is full of angry people demanding status updates and our main contact within ST seems only interested in posting gifs poking fun at those of us who just want our systems to work once more. They might be worth looking into a few months from now.... I hope but for now, I'd avoid them like the plague.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      So far just ok

      Posted
      Door3
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Have had sensor for about 1 month, given to me as a gift. Like the versatility of the sensor but have found it to be unreliable. Used with smartthings hub v2 and Smartthings standard routines/apps. Specifically, using vibration as door knock and laundry sensing. Neither of those worked reliably or consistently. Dryer sensor placed on outside of dryer. It did alert dryer started, then again dryer started, rarely did it execute dryer finished. From door knock perspective, I tested initially by placing sensor on glass table outside and simulated a door knock, it notified me as expected. When I placed on wood door, it would not sense the knocking. While I love the versatility of the device, I would most likely purchase an alternative product that might be more cost effective for the tilt, open/close and temperature features. It seems like the device and the apps are not quite ready for consumer use.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good product that works

      Posted
      Groth2001
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have a few these already so I knew what to expect. It paired easily with the smartthings base according to the directions. I installed this one on my garage door. I had to make a bracket to mount the sensor but it works great. Tells me when the garage was opened, closed and gives me a temp reading in the garage. Works as advertised. After a couple months installed the battery is still in the 90%. I have had other smartthings sensors for about 6 months and have not had to replace a battery yet.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great except for range

      Posted
      Zeke
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I purchased the whole Samsung Smarthings Kit. I then purchased this as an add on later. The sensors work great on my doors as well as my windows. The amount of things I have been able to do with them is amazing. When paired with IFTTT, I can disable and enable my security systems at multiple residences with ease through Amazon Alexa. I also have recipes within IFTTT that trigger recordings on my Arlo cameras system when motion triggers are set off. The only drawback I have is that sometimes it is hard for the base to recognize these sensors and it takes multiple tries. Also the range is not that great and you need to be fairly close to the base. I think there are options for extenders, but I don't have one. All in all a great product that saves me tons by installing my own security system at a fraction of the cost as well as saving me a monthly fee for service.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Adds "smarts" to my home

      Posted
      Mike
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The multipurpose sensor has one particular use I am interested: if a door is open. I have this installed on my sliding glass door that goes to the back yard. If it is open, I have it set up so the A/C won't turn on. That you can set things up so you don't waste the A/C with windows/doors open is what makes a smart home smart! Additionally, this sensor has a thermometer so I can tell what the temperature is at the slider. Use this with SmartThings hub or some other smart home hub. My only gripe with it is that it keeps falling down. I've resorted to extra strong double sided sticky tape.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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