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Z-Wave Plus PIR Motion Detector with Temperature Sensor, NO LOGO $20 +FS

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I couldn't find any valid coupon codes, but $20 doesn't seem bad for these. Reviewers say you can turn down the sensitivity for pets, but it isn't well documented. Free shipping. The only downside I can see is they are huge (according to Q&A - 61.7 x 83.6 x 50 / 38.5 mm (width x height x depth top / bottom)
2.4 x 3.3 x 2 / 1.5 in).

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Not bad. Beware of the cycle time. I bought a Bosch sensor from another thread here and it sucks. Once it seems motion it goes blind for like 5 mins, not sure if this item does the same . If it does it is no good for automations, but only for break ins or maybe an automation that gets triggered and you don't care what happens in the next 5 minutes. The fastest cycle times are with my iris, followed by hue motion sensors, with Samsung at a tie for 2nd. fastest
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Not bad. Beware of the cycle time. I bought a Bosch sensor from another thread here and it sucks. Once it seems motion it goes blind for like 5 mins, not sure if this item does the same . If it does it is no good for automations, but only for break ins or maybe an automation that gets triggered and you don't care what happens in the next 5 minutes. The fastest cycle times are with my iris, followed by hue motion sensors, with Samsung at a tie for 2nd. fastest
Good to know, thanks. One of the reviewers stated the default blackout time is 3 minutes, but can be configured down to 1 minute (but did not elaborate how - apparently there are some jumpers that allow for configuration changes, such as sensitivity, but they are not documented).

I'm just getting started with home automation with Home Assistant. I would like 1 or 2 motion sensors that will strictly be for flipping on a light at night, but I would like 2-3 for some sort of alarm system when we're not home, so yeah, this might not work well for that. I do have one of the GE sensors, but haven't hooked it up yet, but it has a 4-minute reset time. And I also have one of the Bosch's on the way.

How long do the batteries last in your Iris, Hue and Samsung sensors?
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These look like clones of the ones I got from HomeDepot bundle.

There's jumpers inside that you can use to adjust the sensitivity but it doesn't work for me (I put one on the patio that gets triggered by the sun warming the pavement).

The battery life seems decent, I'd estimate over 2 yrs based on the one I've been using in the living room daily. The timeout is 3 mins, I think in SW can adjust down to 1 min but I see this as a good thing as otherwise your battery would get used up fast for an area you're always in like the kitchen or hallways.
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Good to know, thanks. One of the reviewers stated the default blackout time is 3 minutes, but can be configured down to 1 minute (but did not elaborate how - apparently there are some jumpers that allow for configuration changes, such as sensitivity, but they are not documented).

I'm just getting started with home automation with Home Assistant. I would like 1 or 2 motion sensors that will strictly be for flipping on a light at night, but I would like 2-3 for some sort of alarm system when we're not home, so yeah, this might not work well for that. I do have one of the GE sensors, but haven't hooked it up yet, but it has a 4-minute reset time. And I also have one of the Bosch's on the way.

How long do the batteries last in your Iris, Hue and Samsung sensors?
The batteries in all of them are original. And all at 100 % for the last 3 months {I just started with ST also}. The iris takes a very small cr2 lithium (aka 15270) battery. The Samsung takes a cr2450, and the hue takes 2 AAA batteries. I should mention I have a good amount of repeaters to keep the signal strong, as that affects battery life also.
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The batteries in all of them are original. And all at 100 % for the last 3 months {I just started with ST also}. The iris takes a very small cr2 lithium (aka 15270) battery. The Samsung takes a cr2450, and the hue takes 2 AAA batteries. I should mention I have a good amount of repeaters to keep the signal strong, as that affects battery life also.
Good luck and have fun
Awesome, thanks. I ended up pulling the trigger on the Dome's from a different thread. They have a 1-8 second retrigger level [domeha.com] and are only $4 more each (in the 3-pack), much better looking (smaller) and highly documented in case I need to customize anything in Home Assistant.
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Awesome, thanks. I ended up pulling the trigger on the Dome's from a different thread. They have a 1-8 second retrigger level [domeha.com] and are only $4 more each (in the 3-pack), much better looking (smaller) and highly documented in case I need to customize anything in Home Assistant.
Okay those look nice, but are for window/ door. I originally was referring to the motion sensors. I do have both motion and the open close sensors. User both when out of house and for sleeping use the door/window only, so midnight lurking children don't set off the alarm
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Okay those look nice, but are for window/ door. I originally was referring to the motion sensors. I do have both motion and the open close sensors. User both when out of house and for sleeping use the door/window only, so midnight lurking children don't set off the alarm
Yeah, they also had a 3-pack [domeha.com] of motion sensors and after comparing and no tax, they were only a few bucks more and looked better quality. I'm a huge fan of Monoprice, but the Dome just looked better. I really appreciate all your advice and experience, it was very helpful. Thanks!
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If it does it is no good for automations, but only for break ins or maybe an automation that gets triggered and you don't care what happens in the next 5 minutes.
What type of automations do you do that benefit from shorter triggers? I have motion sensor Lutron light switches, those are nice. Once the light is on, stays on for whatever I have it set to (10 mins?).

I can't think of a situation (in my house) that I need faster refresh. Do you want lights to go off if no motion within a minute for hallways?
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What type of automations do you do that benefit from shorter triggers? I have motion sensor Lutron light switches, those are nice. Once the light is on, stays on for whatever I have it set to (10 mins?).

I can't think of a situation (in my house) that I need faster refresh. Do you want lights to go off if no motion within a minute for hallways?
That's one scenario, and in my workshops I'm often in and out quickly after grabbing tools, etc. And don't need the light on that long. Plus with a 5 minute lockout you don't know if it was a fluke initial detection, whereas with the faster motion sensor I can see it being setoff repeatedly, which solidly confirms the alert. I'm also planning to pulse a siren in response to each motion, with a full on after 5 successive motion trips.
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