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Aeotec Multisensor 6 Z-wave Sensor + Extra Battery = $53.95 @ Thesmartesthouse FS After $99.

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This is one of the most versatile multi sensors out there, pretty well reviewed on a lot of websites. While its not the best from my research in any one category its versatility if your looking for that makes it the best choice for smart home setups.

This will work with Hubitat and Smartthings.

Price wise your saving $6 on the cost of the sensor and the price of one CR123 battery, but I dont ever recall these guys being on sale in the past. It sounds like you get a total of two battery's, one included in the box and one additional per what I make out of the listing, which should give you 2 years of battery life.


PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
6-in-1 sensor: motion, humidity, temperature, light, UV, vibration sensor
2-year battery life with standard use on 2 batteries
1 FREE BATTERY INCLUDED
Z-Wave 500 series chip
Security: AES-128 bit data encryption and tamper protection
Optimized antenna range - 300ft Z-Wave RF range (outdoor), 80+ ft (indoor)
Light weight and small size
May be installed outdoors (protected from rain/snow and direct sunlight)
Custom LED indicator colors
Certifications: ETL, CE, RCM, FCCID, CCC, Z-Wave+
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Meh, not such a great price and you get banged for shipping and tax, but op is right, These rarely go on sale. And the most biggly uuuuuuge, factor is aeotec makes the best devices. I have their sirens and micro switches, all top notch. My other z-wave stuff is garbage, GE, enerwave,dome, etc. The aeotec stuff performs very well, even in marginal signal areas. Aeotec and inovelli are the way to go for z-wave devices. Price sucks, need at least 15 off to make up for taxes and shipping.
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Meh, not such a great price and you get banged for shipping and tax, but op is right, These rarely go on sale. And the most biggly uuuuuuge, factor is aeotec makes the best devices. I have their sirens and micro switches, all top notch. My other z-wave stuff is garbage, GE, enerwave,dome, etc. The aeotec stuff performs very well, even in marginal signal areas. Aeotec and inovelli are the way to go for z-wave devices. Price sucks, need at least 15 off to make up for taxes and shipping.
Yeah I agree, about the shipping. I would just buy two and it becomes free shipping.
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Aeotec is a great brand, but this is still a terrible price. You can generally get motion + temp sensors for $20 a piece, which IMO are the most important functions.
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Aeotec is a great brand, but this is still a terrible price. You can generally get motion + temp sensors for $20 a piece, which IMO are the most important functions.
Not a terrible price for a 6 in 1 though, especially since this is the only one I ever seen personally. The Zooz 3/4 in 1 is the only other good one I like. Also they never go on sale so this with the extra battery which is worth a few bucks is one of the biggest discounts ever on this product. Especially since you can re purpose them for any type of setup down the line.
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Not a terrible price for a 6 in 1 though, especially since this is the only one I ever seen personally. The Zooz 3/4 in 1 is the only other good one I like. Also they never go on sale so this with the extra battery which is worth a few bucks is one of the biggest discounts ever on this product. Especially since you can re purpose them for any type of setup down the line.
You can get the Monoprice one for less than $30 on sale, which is just a rebranded zooz. Problem is these things literally eat batteries in high traffic areas...
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You can get the Monoprice one for less than $30 on sale, which is just a rebranded zooz. Problem is these things literally eat batteries in high traffic areas...
So thats what I thought too, but there is a guy on youtube who has tested a ton of them, and unfortunately when it comes to performance the mono price are very low on reliability for the multi sensor, so it does not seem to be a rebrand. Ill see if I can find the youtube video where he tested all of them and post it in the morning. Its late here.
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New to the smarthome scene, only have smart lights at this point...

I see this has six functions, but if installed indoor, it's really only useful as a motion detector, right? Temperature and humidity I could see being useful if it were installed outdoors, light and UV sensing I'm not even sure why I would need this, and the vibration sensor I guess is good if someone tries to disable it?

Just trying to understand if this is worth my $50...
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So thats what I thought too, but there is a guy on youtube who has tested a ton of them, and unfortunately when it comes to performance the mono price are very low on reliability for the multi sensor, so it does not seem to be a rebrand. Ill see if I can find the youtube video where he tested all of them and post it in the morning. Its late here.
It is running the zooz firmware and identifies as a zooz device. It is the same certification number with the zwave association iirc. I did get two slightly different devices from two orders spaced by one year, the latter appears to be a revised model running a slightly different version of the firmware. But they look identical on the outside and seem to function the same. Again, since these things need to be certified I am fairly confident that they function the same. Maybe zooz itself had some interior models at some point?
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New to the smarthome scene, only have smart lights at this point...

I see this has six functions, but if installed indoor, it's really only useful as a motion detector, right? Temperature and humidity I could see being useful if it were installed outdoors, light and UV sensing I'm not even sure why I would need this, and the vibration sensor I guess is good if someone tries to disable it?

Just trying to understand if this is worth my $50...
Welcome to the fun world of smart home automation. Actually a lot of the functionality could also be useful indoors. Humidity can be used to turn on/off humidifiers for one. Temperature sensor could be used to monitor a temperature in a certain room and if you have a integrated thermostat adjust accordingly. Light sensor could be paired with your smart home lights, such as if its already day light dont automatically turn on the lights in this room when I walk in. Another more advanced option is measurement of light, if its at a certain lux to have your smart lights only illuminate at a certain strength instead of 100%. The vibration sensor could also be used as a break sensor if you mount it on a window pane incase anyone breaks the glass.

The only one that is a tough case is the UV unless your growing plants indoors and want to measure UV output for like greenhouses I guess.

There are probably a ton of other options these sensors could be used for indoors, these are just some that come top of mind to me.
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It is running the zooz firmware and identifies as a zooz device. It is the same certification number with the zwave association iirc. I did get two slightly different devices from two orders spaced by one year, the latter appears to be a revised model running a slightly different version of the firmware. But they look identical on the outside and seem to function the same. Again, since these things need to be certified I am fairly confident that they function the same. Maybe zooz itself had some interior models at some point?
Extremely long video but the guy is great and covers every type of motion sensor currently out there. Looking at the video performance is not equal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?tim...GajmyBWOys
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It is running the zooz firmware and identifies as a zooz device. It is the same certification number with the zwave association iirc. I did get two slightly different devices from two orders spaced by one year, the latter appears to be a revised model running a slightly different version of the firmware. But they look identical on the outside and seem to function the same. Again, since these things need to be certified I am fairly confident that they function the same. Maybe zooz itself had some interior models at some point?
Well, make sure you are right here. I don't believe that it is the same certification number with z-wave alliance since they have two different manufacturers ID ( showed in my Hubitat Hub) . Mono has different, outdated firmware, use 2xAAA batteries lasting within a 4 weeks, ( Zooz has 1 x CR123 ) , no mounting hardware ( just a tape ) and quite different behaviour and event reports. Looks similar, no doubt, probably the same factory made, however Mono seems to be a cheaper version of Zooz sensor. Monoprice is just the price...you get what you pay for. And definitely Mono sensor does not work as Zooz in my hub - lack of many settings is the main difference.
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It is running the zooz firmware and identifies as a zooz device. It is the same certification number with the zwave association iirc. I did get two slightly different devices from two orders spaced by one year, the latter appears to be a revised model running a slightly different version of the firmware. But they look identical on the outside and seem to function the same. Again, since these things need to be certified I am fairly confident that they function the same. Maybe zooz itself had some interior models at some point?
Monoprice orders their sensor from the same factory but there is no direct relation between the companies and the VER. 2.0 of the ZSE40 has revised hardware compared to the Monoprice sensor. It features a CR123A battery which doubles the battery life for these devices. It also has an updated firmware and hardware for motion detection, making it a much quicker and more responsive motion sensor. There's a thorough informative video comparing motion sensors as tested on SmartThings and it features both the MonoPrice sensor and our ZSE40 VER. 2.0 in it, showing how their performance is different: https://youtu.be/XGajmyBWOys

All Z-Wave devices need to be certified but for whatever reason, Monoprice doesn't certify most of their products... That's why you don't see their version in the official Z-Wave catalog.
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no experience with zooz sensor but this one seems better value

https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/...nsor-zse40
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no experience with zooz sensor but this one seems better value

https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/...nsor-zse40
If you dont need all the functionality of the OP definitely is, I have one of these as well. Battery life in a busy walk way when doing motion is not the greatest, also light readings seem to be slow to update, but besides that no major complaints. I would definitely get more of these guys if I needed just a motion or temp sensor.
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