Ultimate Guide to Smart Home Sensors + ideas

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.

Links (affiliate):
–Contact Sensors–
Linkind: https://amzn.to/3tyaOaB
Aqara: https://amzn.to/2RtWL8D
Ecolink: https://amzn.to/2R2Alvd
Ring: https://amzn.to/3vMB2aB
SmartThings Multipurpose: https://amzn.to/2R0UCRF

–Motion Sensors–
IKEA: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/tradfri-wireless-motion-sensor-white-60377655/
Sonoff: https://amzn.to/2PTU3sn
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–
AGSHOME: https://amzn.to/3eWPJ4d
Wyze Sense: https://wyze.com/wyze-sense.html
Linkind: https://amzn.to/3b660Tp
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

0:00 Intro
0:31 Contact Sensors
3:53 Motion Sensors
5:22 Advanced Motion Sensors
8:39 Less Recommended Sensors
9:55 Favorites
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

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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.


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