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MyDiscountDigital has select Samsung SmartThings-Compatible Home Automation Sensors on sale for prices below. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

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  • Our research indicates that the Visonic Window/Door Sensor is $8 lower (44.5% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $18
  • Additionally, our research also indicates that the Bosch Motion Sensor is $6 lower ( 28.5% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $21 ~RevOne

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Last Edited by yakwoofoo September 1, 2017 at 12:29 PM
The product site says the following: "Visonic MCT-340 E sensors are NOT compatible with XFINITY Home or Wink Hub systems. The door/window sensors WILL work with Wink Hubs that are updated to at least ver 3.9. (If you're on 3.4.4, be prepared to try updating like 40 times.) Select Generic Zigbee Device and this will work fine.

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I bought the door sensors and motion sensors the last sale.

The door sensors work great, but have dropped to around 70% battery on normal usage in the last 2 months. It seemed to drop rapidly but now has not changed for awhile.

The bosch motion sensors on the other hand do not work well for me because they detect on a 3 minute timer (once motion is detected, it waits another 3 minutes before trying to detect again). This isnt mentioned anywhere on the page, so because I have timers set under 3 minutes, I had to return them. In comparison, ST and Iris motion sensors detect much quicker.

Beware that you have to pay for your own shipping back for returns.

tldr: door/window sensor work great. motion sensors, not or my usage, unless you use them for security purposes.
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Wish they had sirens on sale.
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I bought the door sensors and motion sensors the last sale.

The door sensors work great, but have dropped to around 70% battery on normal usage in the last 2 months. It seemed to drop rapidly but now has not changed for awhile.

The bosch motion sensors on the other hand do not work well for me because they detect on a 3 minute timer (once motion is detected, it waits another 3 minutes before trying to detect again). This isnt mentioned anywhere on the page, so because I have timers set under 3 minutes, I had to return them. In comparison, ST and Iris motion sensors detect much quicker.

Beware that you have to pay for your own shipping back for returns.

tldr: door/window sensor work great. motion sensors, not or my usage, unless you use them for security purposes.
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I don't mind that 3 minute timer, but yeah, I could see that being a problem with some setups .
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I bought the door sensors and motion sensors the last sale.

The door sensors work great, but have dropped to around 70% battery on normal usage in the last 2 months. It seemed to drop rapidly but now has not changed for awhile.

The bosch motion sensors on the other hand do not work well for me because they detect on a 3 minute timer (once motion is detected, it waits another 3 minutes before trying to detect again). This isnt mentioned anywhere on the page, so because I have timers set under 3 minutes, I had to return them. In comparison, ST and Iris motion sensors detect much quicker.

The return process is more or less a pain, you have to pay for your own shipping, and I still haven't received the refund yet. They do mention a restocking fee, which I will not be happy at since the non-mention of the timer is a pretty big deal.

tldr: door/window sensor work great. motion sensors, not or my usage, unless you use them for security purposes.
Good to know about the timing... Thanks for sharing that. Makes any automation you want to build using those triggers a non-starter.
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I bought the door sensors and motion sensors the last sale.

The door sensors work great, but have dropped to around 70% battery on normal usage in the last 2 months. It seemed to drop rapidly but now has not changed for awhile.

The bosch motion sensors on the other hand do not work well for me because they detect on a 3 minute timer (once motion is detected, it waits another 3 minutes before trying to detect again). This isnt mentioned anywhere on the page, so because I have timers set under 3 minutes, I had to return them. In comparison, ST and Iris motion sensors detect much quicker.

The return process is more or less a pain, you have to pay for your own shipping, and I still haven't received the refund yet. They do mention a restocking fee, which I will not be happy at since the non-mention of the timer is a pretty big deal.

tldr: door/window sensor work great. motion sensors, not or my usage, unless you use them for security purposes.
I also bought the door/window sensors last time they were on sale and at the beginning I was skeptical since the Samsung ones cost around $32 each, but they proved me wrong. They work very well with the ST hub and I have them linked to the arlo and wemo switches through ST. They all seem to play well with each other.
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I also bought the sensors last time they were on sale and at the beginning I was skeptical since the Samsung ones cost around $32 each, but they proved me wrong. They work very well with the ST hub and I have them linked to the arlo and wemo switches through ST. They all seem to play well with each other.
yeah, I had no issues with the detection or range. Theyre perfect for a security setup, but not for things like light automation on timers less than 3 minutes. My light timers are either on a 1 or 2 minute timer, so since the bosch does not send another signal for another 3 minutes, it had kept off my lights until the timer reset to detect motion again. The obvious solution is to set your light timer for 3 minutes or higher. I honestly shouldve just kept them since shipping back costed me $12 itself and use them for a different room. mydigitialdiscount was great themselves, shipment was quick.
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Get me something to add to my outdoor floodlight so I can add motion detection and zwave to it. That way my ST hub can pick motions up and turn on all exterior lights.
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Good to know about the timing... Thanks for sharing that. Makes any automation you want to build using those triggers a non-starter.
They work fine for triggering automation. His issue is that the lights won't go off after motion is not detected for 3 minutes. He wants them to go off faster than that.
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I bought the door sensors and motion sensors the last sale.

The door sensors work great, but have dropped to around 70% battery on normal usage in the last 2 months. It seemed to drop rapidly but now has not changed for awhile.

The bosch motion sensors on the other hand do not work well for me because they detect on a 3 minute timer (once motion is detected, it waits another 3 minutes before trying to detect again). This isnt mentioned anywhere on the page, so because I have timers set under 3 minutes, I had to return them. In comparison, ST and Iris motion sensors detect much quicker.

The return process is more or less a pain, you have to pay for your own shipping, and I still haven't received the refund yet. They do mention a restocking fee, which I will not be happy at since the non-mention of the timer is a pretty big deal.

tldr: door/window sensor work great. motion sensors, not or my usage, unless you use them for security purposes.
I bought the motion sensors in May. They work great. The battery is still at 100% as reported by SmartThings.

Thanks for the info on the Bosch 3 minute reset.
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I got both of these in an earlier sale. As others have stated the window/door sensor has been solid.
I too was unaware of the 3 minute timing on the motion which really limits their use. The way they work is actually a motion trigger then immediate motion reset. You will never see motion because it resets to "No motion" immediately. I created a simulated device that updates to motion and then waits 3 minutes to the status updated... that allows it to show motion.Here is an image of the motion/no motion reset I am referring to:https://www.dropbox.com/s/qnqlrnu...0.PNG?dl=0
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They work fine for triggering automation. His issue is that the lights won't go off after motion is not detected for 3 minutes. He wants them to go off faster than that.
Yes, understood. I use them for similar use cases. Waiting an arbitrary 3 minutes to trigger an event, be it turning off the lights or opening a garage door, makes the automation clunky and (appear) slow. At the very least, you should be able to edit the default values for the motion sensors. Otherwise, they are worthless with that amount of delay.
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Got enough sensors, put the pocket sockets on sale!
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