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SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor - £18.99 (Prime) + £4.49 (non Prime) at Amazon
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SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor - £18.99 (Prime) + £4.49 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Posted 25th Apr

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  • Versatile monitoring: All-in-one open/close, vibration orientation, angle (tilt) and temperature sensor for multipurpose functionality
  • 24/7 monitoring: Receive instant alerts if a door, window, cabinet or draw opens unexpectedly
  • Temperature: Monitor the temperature in any room and trigger your thermostat to automatically adjust
  • Vibration: Monitor vibration with the built-in accelerometer; for example, detect knocks on doors or when the laundry is finished
  • Requires a SmartThings Hub and the SmartThings App
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Unrelated to the deal... but at first glance I thought that was an AirPods Pro case
I find these to be a bit of a odd sensor without a good use case. I would rather a heat/humidity sensor or a recessed door sensor. Got on with my Smarthings starter and ended up using it as an over blown temp sensor. Obv you may have a better reason to get one than me :-)
The motion sensor is also at the same price, a good deal

As for usage of the multipurpose - the door knock sensor works very well...
zakkieboy4425/04/2020 19:38

The motion sensor is also at the same price, a good dealAs for usage of …The motion sensor is also at the same price, a good dealAs for usage of the multipurpose - the door knock sensor works very well...


So if it's put on a door as a open/close sensor, it can Also detect if Somone knocks on the door. It can alert to multiple inputs, not just one thing at a time?
Im no SmartThings enginner, but mine works like this:

If it gets a knock (vibration) + the door does not open (contact sensor remains closed) then it is a knock, and send either a notification or a SMS

if it gets vibration, but the door opens (contact sensor is open) then the door is being used.

Also, if door is open for a long time, potentially send an alert: "Door is wide open/ajar"

Multiple inputs.... not tried.... are you thinking IF door 1 AND door 2 is open THEN do something?
Humss25/04/2020 20:55

So if it's put on a door as a open/close sensor, it can Also detect if …So if it's put on a door as a open/close sensor, it can Also detect if Somone knocks on the door. It can alert to multiple inputs, not just one thing at a time?


In the SmartThings app for it you specify how long until the door opens. So say it's set to 4 seconds if there's a knock and the door hasn't been opened recently, and isn't opened for the next 4 seconds, after 4 seconds it will alert there's been a knock. There's another app that can announce a knock via smart speakers and text to speech but that takes some effort.

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zakkieboy4425/04/2020 21:03

Im no SmartThings enginner, but mine works like this:If it gets a knock …Im no SmartThings enginner, but mine works like this:If it gets a knock (vibration) + the door does not open (contact sensor remains closed) then it is a knock, and send either a notification or a SMS if it gets vibration, but the door opens (contact sensor is open) then the door is being used.Also, if door is open for a long time, potentially send an alert: "Door is wide open/ajar"Multiple inputs.... not tried.... are you thinking IF door 1 AND door 2 is open THEN do something?


Ah that's good thanks. What I ment was if all the sensors can be used, from your example of knock or door opens then looks liken it can do what I was thinking.
Not showing at the deal price anymore. OOS maybe??
So, is this a modern chastity belt?
anewman25/04/2020 21:19

In the SmartThings app for it you specify how long until the door opens. …In the SmartThings app for it you specify how long until the door opens. So say it's set to 4 seconds if there's a knock and the door hasn't been opened recently, and isn't opened for the next 4 seconds, after 4 seconds it will alert there's been a knock. There's another app that can announce a knock via smart speakers and text to speech but that takes some effort.[Image]


Thanks That sounds useful. Ordered. Tbh would love smart speaker to announce things but as you said and from what I read on smarthings community pages it's too complex to set up, my main issue hasbeen having problems with custom device handlers, all working before but now lot of my Xiaomi sensors drop off all the time, so trying to move away from stuff that's not directly supported as stuff that i have that is official supported all work ok.
Humss26/04/2020 00:14

Thanks That sounds useful. Ordered. Tbh would love smart speaker to …Thanks That sounds useful. Ordered. Tbh would love smart speaker to announce things but as you said and from what I read on smarthings community pages it's too complex to set up, my main issue hasbeen having problems with custom device handlers, all working before but now lot of my Xiaomi sensors drop off all the time, so trying to move away from stuff that's not directly supported as stuff that i have that is official supported all work ok.


Since I started using IKEA tradfri smart plugs my Xiaomi sensors rarely drop off (the ones further from my SmartThings hub would regularly drop off before). Guessing IKEA is shut at the moment. SmartThings plugs should have the same benefit of extending range for ZigBee devices.
anewman26/04/2020 00:25

Since I started using IKEA tradfri smart plugs my Xiaomi sensors rarely …Since I started using IKEA tradfri smart plugs my Xiaomi sensors rarely drop off (the ones further from my SmartThings hub would regularly drop off before). Guessing IKEA is shut at the moment. SmartThings plugs should have the same benefit of extending range for ZigBee devices.


Yes I got some of the Ikea plugs too and changed batteries in the Xiaomi sensors, fixed issue with some but others still cause issue, one is right next to an ikea plug. Funny feeling it's not Just one issue, somthing also to do with some of the smart bulbs I have from Osram, there appear to try and act as repeaters but don't do a good job and then cause battery powered devices to drop off the network. I was thinking if I got a Hue bridge and routed the Osram bulbs through that (as they are listed as compatible with Hue) it might solve the issue. Just need to find out if will have same level of functionality and automation if I add hue in to the mix, if so might give it a try. You don't by any chance have a Hue bridge in your system? Fed up of the smartthings community pages, very difficult to find uk related up to date info.
Humss26/04/2020 00:37

Yes I got some of the Ikea plugs too and changed batteries in the Xiaomi …Yes I got some of the Ikea plugs too and changed batteries in the Xiaomi sensors, fixed issue with some but others still cause issue, one is right next to an ikea plug. Funny feeling it's not Just one issue, somthing also to do with some of the smart bulbs I have from Osram, there appear to try and act as repeaters but don't do a good job and then cause battery powered devices to drop off the network. I was thinking if I got a Hue bridge and routed the Osram bulbs through that (as they are listed as compatible with Hue) it might solve the issue. Just need to find out if will have same level of functionality and automation if I add hue in to the mix, if so might give it a try. You don't by any chance have a Hue bridge in your system? Fed up of the smartthings community pages, very difficult to find uk related up to date info.


Yes I use Hue. Only non Phillips bulb I have is one IKEA one. When you link Hue with SmartThings all the hue stuff appears as individual bulbs in the SmartThings app and you get same control over brightness etc. Hue provides an option to change the ZigBee channel Hue things are running on, though I've not seen any evidence changing it does anything.
anewman26/04/2020 00:42

Yes I use Hue. Only non Phillips bulb I have is one IKEA one. When you …Yes I use Hue. Only non Phillips bulb I have is one IKEA one. When you link Hue with SmartThings all the hue stuff appears as individual bulbs in the SmartThings app and you get same control over brightness etc. Hue provides an option to change the ZigBee channel Hue things are running on, though I've not seen any evidence changing it does anything.


Thanks.
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