Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor - £17.99 (Prime) £21.98 (Non Prime) @ Amazon
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Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor - £17.99 (Prime) £21.98 (Non Prime) @ Amazon

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Found 27th Nov
Normally £30. If you've recently picked up a SmartThings Starter Kit, it's well worth grabbing the extra sensors. The moisture and multi-sensors are the same price.

Also available at Maplin for the same price (with the £5 voucher for £40 spend offer) if that floats your boat.

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Last night I found the Dlink motion sensor on eBay for £17.99 which doesn't need a hub and works with IFTTT if people are looking at this and wondering whether to put a smart things hub tio

great spot OP, TY , the heat is on !

Excellent needed an extra one heat

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e4kenndr49 m ago

Last night I found the Dlink motion sensor on eBay for £17.99 which …Last night I found the Dlink motion sensor on eBay for £17.99 which doesn't need a hub and works with IFTTT if people are looking at this and wondering whether to put a smart things hub tio


Worth keeping in mind, but I think it takes up a power socket doesn't it? If so that significantly restricts where you can place it.

e4kenndr1 h, 18 m ago

Last night I found the Dlink motion sensor on eBay for £17.99 which …Last night I found the Dlink motion sensor on eBay for £17.99 which doesn't need a hub and works with IFTTT if people are looking at this and wondering whether to put a smart things hub tio


I wouldn't use IFTTT for any automation that you expect to happen in real time.. no point walking in a room and your lights coming on 30 seconds later.. it's OK for less time sensitive stuff..

XEntity37 m ago

I wouldn't use IFTTT for any automation that you expect to happen in real …I wouldn't use IFTTT for any automation that you expect to happen in real time.. no point walking in a room and your lights coming on 30 seconds later.. it's OK for less time sensitive stuff..


Yes it delayed it about 3 or 4 seconds for me so not for everyone but was impressed how fast it did work.

tenohfive1 h, 7 m ago

Worth keeping in mind, but I think it takes up a power socket doesn't it? …Worth keeping in mind, but I think it takes up a power socket doesn't it? If so that significantly restricts where you can place it.


Oh yes true, good point

Word of warning - these will only work on Panasonic or Dureacell Batteries (CR2450).

Regular CR2450 from the pound shop etc.... just simply won't cut it.



Other batteries have a thinner side profile so the contact is never made. Resulting in the impression that the device doesn't appear to work.

Top tip, take a bit of tin foil off the roll, fold to correct size and thickness.... problem solved?

Been looking at what to buy for my new hub (it's waiting for me at home) and I've read loads of complaints about false triggers on these. Are they any better than the cheap Xiaomi ones, because even at this price I can't see anything online to suggest they are. Any opinions would be welcomed.

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I've only had mine a few days, but I've had no issue with false triggers. The only issue has been the opposite way, where it goes offline for awhile. Likewise the door sensors. But no false positives. The motion sensor is pretty sensitive - I've got one on a landing set to turn on a light at 30% from sunset to sunrise, and if there's movement 20 odd feet away it seems to notice. But that's not a false positive, that's just a decent range.

The consensus I'd read was that they aren't a true security system replacement. I like having that side of things but I'm more interested in using them as part of more complicated routines.
Edited by: "tenohfive" 27th Nov

moshispam27th Nov

Top tip, take a bit of tin foil off the roll, fold to correct size and …Top tip, take a bit of tin foil off the roll, fold to correct size and thickness.... problem solved?


That may work - but let's be honest - if you're buying a brand new device would you expect to use tin foil to get it to work?

Well my motion sensor in my starter pack was DOA

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Hilly_200629th Nov

That may work - but let's be honest - if you're buying a brand new device …That may work - but let's be honest - if you're buying a brand new device would you expect to use tin foil to get it to work?



If I was buying a brand new device I wouldn't expect to be replacing the batteries with Poundshop ones. Which negates the need for tinfoil.

And happily, it does indeed come with - you guessed it - batteries included. So should you feel the desire to use cheaper batteries, you can do it safe in the knowledge that your device is no longer brand new. And this very first world problem is thus circumvented.

On a serious note, it'd be nice if it worked with cheaper batteries. But I've got no issue with paying the extra for Duracell or Panasonic cells; it wouldn't have put me off buying the first one, nor did it prevent me buying the second.

tenohfive17 h, 50 m ago

If I was buying a brand new device I wouldn't expect to be replacing the …If I was buying a brand new device I wouldn't expect to be replacing the batteries with Poundshop ones. Which negates the need for tinfoil.And happily, it does indeed come with - you guessed it - batteries included. So should you feel the desire to use cheaper batteries, you can do it safe in the knowledge that your device is no longer brand new. And this very first world problem is thus circumvented.On a serious note, it'd be nice if it worked with cheaper batteries. But I've got no issue with paying the extra for Duracell or Panasonic cells; it wouldn't have put me off buying the first one, nor did it prevent me buying the second.


Each to their own. Just letting others know the potential issues. I know how quickly a house can go through these batteries for the wide range of smart devices available - so if it saves somebody forking out for some batteries that they find don't work - then I'm happy.
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