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Best Buy has white Philips Hue Motion Sensor for $29.99 + tax. 25% discount over retail, which is typically $39.99 each.

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Last Edited by Jereth308 January 12, 2022 at 11:17 AM
In order to get it working directly with SmartThings hub and not use the Hue hub you have to add a custom device handler, which is very simple to do if you follow the instructions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z...4TYU&t=96s

* In the video he was able to Scan nearby and "see" the motion sensor as a thing. When I did it recently, it was automatically added to an Unassigned Room and I never saw a thing listed. I spent a lot of time factory resetting the sensor thinking it was broken or not working. If you don't see it when you scan, check your unassigned room.
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I put the information in the Community Wiki above, it's pretty easy if you can follow instructions and do simple copy/paste from Github. No coding or configuring anything difficult.

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I believe these hue motion sensors are getting an upgraded model soon/have already.

Could they be clearing stock or is this the new model?

https://hueblog.com/2021/12/01/ph...echnology/
Still expensive IMO *Looks at the 75+ hue lights and accessories I already have*
I use these to connect directly to SmartThings hub, so you don't need to have a Hue Hub for automation. Just need to scan the device, then change the device's type on the SmartThings Groovy IDE website.

You can see instruction on Youtube under "Setup Your Hue Motion Sensor With Samsung SmartThings"

To save someone's time, because I was really confused when setting it up the first time. When scanning nearby, it didn't find any devices, and I thought it wasn't working. What happened was as soon as I took the battery plastic tab off, it auto added to the SmartThings when clicking on Scan nearby. It will be listed under unassigned room as a thing.

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I use these to connect directly to SmartThings hub, so you don't need to have a Hue Hub for automation. Just need to scan the device, then change the device's type on the SmartThings Groovy IDE website.

You can see instruction on Youtube under "Setup Your Hue Motion Sensor With Samsung SmartThings"

To save someone's time, because I was really confused when setting it up the first time. When scanning nearby, it didn't find any devices, and I thought it wasn't working. What happened was as soon as I took the battery plastic tab off, it auto added to the SmartThings when clicking on Scan nearby. It will be listed under unassigned room as a thing.
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Thanks! Just bought one earlier this week. Will ask for an adjustment
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Still expensive IMO *Looks at the 75+ hue lights and accessories I already have*
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sweet - just ordered a couple. I had an alert for this... they never go on sale!
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I have one at the top and bottom of my stairs (light strip under the stair railing and running along the upstairs hallway). I've been using them for about a year and the convenience is great - no need to use switches if hands are full. They dim and switch off after 60 seconds if no movement, which can be easily adjusted. The only downside is if the dog is ever up pacing around the hallway in the middle of the night.
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I use these to connect directly to SmartThings hub, so you don't need to have a Hue Hub for automation. Just need to scan the device, then change the device's type on the SmartThings Groovy IDE website.

You can see instruction on Youtube under "Setup Your Hue Motion Sensor With Samsung SmartThings"

To save someone's time, because I was really confused when setting it up the first time. When scanning nearby, it didn't find any devices, and I thought it wasn't working. What happened was as soon as I took the battery plastic tab off, it auto added to the SmartThings when clicking on Scan nearby. It will be listed under unassigned room as a thing.
But Smartthings does a lot of it's processing in the cloud. If you add directly to Smartthings is motion detection processed locally or in the cloud? The last thing people want is for lights to turn on in a room 3 seconds after they've walked in.

I know for a fact that with the hue bridge everything is processed locally and speed/performance is great.
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Still expensive IMO *Looks at the 75+ hue lights and accessories I already have*
Can it be used for other lights using st that previous poster mentioned?
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bought these 2 years ago..2 pack $55. I just added another one 2 months ago.. these are good and can automate other non-hue lights thru Alexa. Thinking of getting 2 more
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I believe these hue motion sensors are getting an upgraded model soon/have already.

Could they be clearing stock or is this the new model?

https://hueblog.com/2021/12/01/ph...echnology/
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But Smartthings does a lot of it's processing in the cloud. If you add directly to Smartthings is motion detection processed locally or in the cloud? The last thing people want is for lights to turn on in a room 3 seconds after they've walked in.

I know for a fact that with the hue bridge everything is processed locally and speed/performance is great.
Yeah I researched this too before making my purchase. Once connected directly to the SmartThings hub, it will be handled locally through your Zigbee network. In your Hub, it will be listed as Connected Devices that the hub is handling.

I did motion sensor with my lights, and it was instant response. If your home network coverage isn't good, then you may need a range extender for your hub.

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I believe these hue motion sensors are getting an upgraded model soon/have already.

Could they be clearing stock or is this the new model?

https://hueblog.com/2021/12/01/ph...echnology/ [hueblog.com]

I bought a bunch Friday, and they were all the older ones. So probably clearing stock for the new ones you mentioned?

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Thanks! Just bought one earlier this week. Will ask for an adjustment
I bought a bunch that were delivered last Friday, I used the chat function on Best Buy website today for a Price Guarantee and they gave me $10 back per unit. The email came in about 1 hour later after the chat ended "CREDIT APPLIED: Order #" to confirm.
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I would assume these are old stock. It is not clear how much of a difference there is anyways:

https://hueblog.com/2021/12/08/ol...ifference/

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I believe these hue motion sensors are getting an upgraded model soon/have already.

Could they be clearing stock or is this the new model?

https://hueblog.com/2021/12/01/ph...echnology/
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They are also $30 at Best Buy

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/phil...lsrc=aw.ds
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