There are a lot of indoor smart home sensors out there, but this video will help you sort through the mess and find the best ones for you. Plus I’ll share lots of sensor ideas along the way.
SmartThings Multipurpose: https://amzn.to/2R0UCRF
SmartThings motion: https://amzn.to/3tsw0yx
Philips Hue: https://amzn.to/3b9nzBN
HomeSeer HSM200: https://amzn.to/2QZv4Vc
Aeotec 6 in 1: https://amzn.to/3toN9JA
–Less Recommended Sensors–
Wyze Sense: https://wyze.com/wyze-sense.html
Inovelli 4 in 1: https://inovelli.com/4-in-1-sensor-z-wave/
Zooz 4 in 1: https://amzn.to/3tsqT1c
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MORE INFO on connecting the sensors to SmartThings:
1- Aqara: Add this device handler https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bspranger/Xiaomi/master/devicetypes/bspranger/xiaomi-aqara-door-window-sensor.src/xiaomi-aqara-door-window-sensor.groovy
Then hold down on the sensor button 3 seconds to put it into pairing mode. Scan for nearby devices and it will add it.
2- Linkind: Push the pin button for 3 to 5 seconds to put it into pairing mode. Then scan for nearby devices.
After adding it, go to the device type in the SmartThings IDE account.smartthings.com
Change the device type to SmartSense Open/Closed Sensor
Then you have to remove the device and re-add it using the pin button. After that it will work.
3- HomeSeer HSM200: Follow these instructions on adding the device handler https://docs.homeseer.com/display/HSPRODKB/How+To+Add+HSM200+to+SmartThings+Hub
4- Hue Motion Sensor: Here are some instructions on how to do it https://community.smartthings.com/t/hue-motion-sensor-use-st-hub-but-no-hue-bridge/137836
0:31 Contact Sensors
3:53 Motion Sensors
5:22 Advanced Motion Sensors
8:39 Less Recommended Sensors
11:32 Sensor Tips
12:04 It’s getting hot in here
Next Level Automations: https://youtu.be/G_bsShHvmj8
25 Automation Ideas vol 2: https://youtu.be/jDaRPsvvcz4
12 Alexa Routines: https://youtu.be/QuByECkIXZs
MY SETUP & GEAR
See the list of everything I use in my smart home and other favorites:
The End by EVA
Disclaimer: Smart Home Solver was sent HomeSeer and Inovelli 4 in 1 sensors for unbiased reviews. As always, our opinions are 100% our own and not influenced.