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Posted 26th May

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Bit of a price drop. These are excellent for outdoor motion detection to intergrate with Hue, Smartthings or better yet Home Assistant.

The outdoor sensor turns on your Philips Hue lights automatically when somebody passes by. By connecting the sensor to your bridge via the Philips Hue app, you can choose which lights go on, even inside your house. Also choose the scene or light setting that should be triggered. The integrated dusk-to-dawn sensor ensures your lights only switch on when it is actually dark outside helping you to conserve energy.
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The most expensive ZigBee PIR money can buy..
ukez26/05/2020 10:04

The most expensive ZigBee PIR money can buy..


hello, are you using home assistant?
Cheaper on eBay
ebay.co.uk/itm…481

As you say though, they're meant to be the best units for HA stuff, might get one for my Hubitat
I have this intergrated with my Home Assistant set up.

Agree it's not cheap, but it's cheaper than normal which makes it a HUKD.

Would be interested if you have found a better outdoor sensor as I have been through a few and this is the most reliable I've found.
Having all sorts of issues with mine. Sometime it doesn't switch all of the lights off (return to previous state) after the allotted time.

Really frustrating.
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ukez26/05/2020 10:04

The most expensive ZigBee PIR money can buy..


I've looked there aren't many that are waterproof, not saying these aren't expensive but what I am saying is there isn't huge competition!

I don't have this but have been looking for one to integrate into home assistant, I currently use my Hikvision cameras motion detection to trigger my lights which works but perhaps a little complex....
£31.99 on John Lewis, add your email address to let you know when in stock. I added my email yesterday afternoon and last night got a notification at 20:30 to say back in stock so ordered 2 of them.
deleted249669926/05/2020 10:25

I've looked there aren't many that are waterproof, not saying these aren't …I've looked there aren't many that are waterproof, not saying these aren't expensive but what I am saying is there isn't huge competition!I don't have this but have been looking for one to integrate into home assistant, I currently use my Hikvision cameras motion detection to trigger my lights which works but perhaps a little complex....



I've got these hooked in to Home Assistant via Zigbee2MQTT, which I prefer to the Hue Hub. I still use Hue Hub for the lights as it works well, but have all sensors via Z2MQTT.
gsmckenzie26/05/2020 10:53

I've got these hooked in to Home Assistant via Zigbee2MQTT, which I prefer …I've got these hooked in to Home Assistant via Zigbee2MQTT, which I prefer to the Hue Hub. I still use Hue Hub for the lights as it works well, but have all sensors via Z2MQTT.


what are you running homeassistant on and do you have a USB Zigbee receiver?
abathingape12326/05/2020 10:55

what are you running homeassistant on and do you have a USB Zigbee …what are you running homeassistant on and do you have a USB Zigbee receiver?



Home Assistant is running on docker. ZigBee is handled by Zigbee2Mqtt with instructions here (zigbee2mqtt.io/get…tml ) . I have also put in some range extenders / routers (zigbee2mqtt.io/how…tml ). It is a huge time sink, and great Lockdown distraction.
Philips outdoor kit is so much more expensive.
gsmckenzie26/05/2020 11:06

Home Assistant is running on docker. ZigBee is handled by Zigbee2Mqtt with …Home Assistant is running on docker. ZigBee is handled by Zigbee2Mqtt with instructions here (https://www.zigbee2mqtt.io/getting_started/what_do_i_need.html ) . I have also put in some range extenders / routers (https://www.zigbee2mqtt.io/how_tos/how_to_improve_network_range.html ). It is a huge time sink, and great Lockdown distraction.


Nice one, I'm running Hue lights and some Samsung devices using their native hubs. At present I have a mixture of hue lights, tp-liink wall plugs, xiaomi and samsung sensors etc but wanting to migrate to HA now. Are you using any of the hubs or have you ditched them?
stealth0026/05/2020 10:24

Having all sorts of issues with mine. Sometime it doesn't switch all of …Having all sorts of issues with mine. Sometime it doesn't switch all of the lights off (return to previous state) after the allotted time.Really frustrating.


Change the setting to "Off" instead of "return to previous state".
abathingape12326/05/2020 11:15

Nice one, I'm running Hue lights and some Samsung devices using their …Nice one, I'm running Hue lights and some Samsung devices using their native hubs. At present I have a mixture of hue lights, tp-liink wall plugs, xiaomi and samsung sensors etc but wanting to migrate to HA now. Are you using any of the hubs or have you ditched them?



I still have SmartThings and Hue hubs. Haven't taken the final leap to ditch them. The smartthings hub could probably go now, but not sure I can be bothered to pair all the lights to Z2M, plus there are limits on how many devices can be paired to each router.

I have some Ikea Tradfi stuff (lights and a couple of blinds) but never bothered with the hub. It's easier if you never have the hub rather than trying to motivate yourself to move it all again
asifkp26/05/2020 11:17

Change the setting to "Off" instead of "return to previous state".


Yeah, i'm no expert with these tbh.... but I didn't want them to switch to the 'off' state as if the lights were already on in the garden (having a BBQ etc), and the motion sensor got triggered, it switches the lights off after specified time. I didn't want that, so used the 'return to previous state'.

I must point out that the bulbs I'm currently having issues with are INNR bulbs that support Zigbee but I've also had similar problems with my Hue bulbs at the front of the house.... again with another Hue motion sensor.

I'm curently using a Hue labs recipe, 'no motion, no fuss' but still every now and then, they malfunction where all lights go out as planned after the time out, but one random light will stay on which is annoying considering the money these cost.....
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daver7726/05/2020 10:21

Cheaper on eBayhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174271478481As you say though, …Cheaper on eBayhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174271478481As you say though, they're meant to be the best units for HA stuff, might get one for my Hubitat


+ £2 postage to N.Ireland for some strange reason.
Currently battling with one of these for false triggers. Actually tempted to switch to using the indoor sensors instead because they seem more reliable, admittedly need to see how they perform outdoors. I’ve even tried putting the sensitivity to LOW and monitoring them now to see if that solves the ishe
stealth0026/05/2020 12:29

Yeah, i'm no expert with these tbh.... but I didn't want them to switch to …Yeah, i'm no expert with these tbh.... but I didn't want them to switch to the 'off' state as if the lights were already on in the garden (having a BBQ etc), and the motion sensor got triggered, it switches the lights off after specified time. I didn't want that, so used the 'return to previous state'.I must point out that the bulbs I'm currently having issues with are INNR bulbs that support Zigbee but I've also had similar problems with my Hue bulbs at the front of the house.... again with another Hue motion sensor.I'm curently using a Hue labs recipe, 'no motion, no fuss' but still every now and then, they malfunction where all lights go out as planned after the time out, but one random light will stay on which is annoying considering the money these cost.....


I've had numerous issues with Hue labs recipes, most likely They're the culprit.
asifkp26/05/2020 12:49

I've had numerous issues with Hue labs recipes, most likely They're the …I've had numerous issues with Hue labs recipes, most likely They're the culprit.


Yes, but setting the motion detector through the normal settings was even more unreliable. Is there a Hue support helpdesk you can contact? They really should be ofering one for the price they charge.
deleted249669926/05/2020 10:25

I've looked there aren't many that are waterproof, not saying these aren't …I've looked there aren't many that are waterproof, not saying these aren't expensive but what I am saying is there isn't huge competition!I don't have this but have been looking for one to integrate into home assistant, I currently use my Hikvision cameras motion detection to trigger my lights which works but perhaps a little complex....


Wow i am all ears. How did you manage to trigger the lights with them? I can imagine every time they switch on your hik Ir will go mad and distort the picture with extra bright white of the extra light suddenly added unless you have switched them off and just record on movement in specified area or line crossing and once triggered it switches the lights and recording which sounds alright but have to be seen in real world. Anyway how?Raspberry? Any other little gimmicks?
Alternatively clever use of ifttt.com with your existing blink camera or similar to trigger hue lights or smart plug lamp.. Is a better free solution with a 15-20 seconds delay..works perfectly for me.. If a theif came to your house he would most likely see this sensor from a country mile and know your light has just been triggered by this device.
Have some Hue lightstrips on Homeassistant without HueHub. but if power goes out pretty feedly to get back all on sometimes.
Yet to find a proper solution for any smart’er’ device that is also reliable...still wired is best of all. Anyway pretty nice setup and alternative.
Maybe a decent PIR with light included could prove better.
The further I read into the comments the more my brain starts to smoke...
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Halfaudio26/05/2020 13:03

Wow i am all ears. How did you manage to trigger the lights with them? I …Wow i am all ears. How did you manage to trigger the lights with them? I can imagine every time they switch on your hik Ir will go mad and distort the picture with extra bright white of the extra light suddenly added unless you have switched them off and just record on movement in specified area or line crossing and once triggered it switches the lights and recording which sounds alright but have to be seen in real world. Anyway how?Raspberry? Any other little gimmicks?


Just a Raspberry Pi4 and home assistant there is built in support for line cross etc.
The light is much further down the garden and it doesn't wash out at all.
Starting to think Hik Vision might be a better option what they like for false positives?
deleted249669926/05/2020 19:42

Just a Raspberry Pi4 and home assistant there is built in support for line …Just a Raspberry Pi4 and home assistant there is built in support for line cross etc.The light is much further down the garden and it doesn't wash out at all.


I will definitely look in to it. Thanks
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