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August 1, 2021. This was a replacement for my Samsung branded smartthing (ST) motion sensor when it died (refused to factory reset). I REALLY want to like this product. It's compact, its cool shape makes it infinitely adjustable. But it and my ST hub just continue to not play nicely together. As such, I can't recommend it. Read on ..
Pros: compact shape- Spherical device makes for infinite positioning, which is super helpful when trying to fine tune where\when you want this to trigger. Adjustibility- this device does have a significant set of parameters accessible through the ST app. COOL: The eye of Sauron look is neat. BUT
CONS: 1) setup- is a NIGHTMARE. Whatever you do, DO NOT deviate from the steps. If anything goes wrong, you'll need to completely remove the device from the smart things app. Then reset it. Then try and add it again. Once I got it set up, it worked... For about 3 days. 2) power mode- apparently this device enters a "low power mode." When this happens, it loses connection with the ST hub, app. I couldn't get it to reconnect no matter what I did. It continuously showed as "working" but didn't work. 3) reconnect is nearly impossible- to effectively reconnect the sensor to ST, one must completely remove the zwave device from the hub, which requires one to move the item code to the hub (now that it worked just fine in the room I had it, but refused to be removed until I moved it closer). So, I removed the device and reconnected it. 4) connection- when connected, the ST hub all too often didn't register any changes to the device, if made in settings, or even that the device was working. For example, the motion sensor blinked to show motion detection, but never reported this to the ST app. Sometimes the app would show motion detected when none existed. 5) support: This was the ultimate deal breaker. The documentation for the device needs some translation help. The support website requires a login and then isn't especially helpful. I read through all the FAQs and information pertaining to ST (and z wave). Most of the items were 2 or 3 versions out of date. I get it. These guys don't work for Samsung. That's cool. But it HAS to be one of the most, if not THE MOST prolific integrations they have. Good think sorry for this would be fairly up to date. Nope.
Summary: I like the IDEA of this device, but the execution, to paraphrase Saturday Night Live, is "not ready for prime time." If you have ST, or don't like tinkering to try and get things to work, move along.
HUGE shout out to Samsung for discontinuing their ST sensor. \S I'll keep looking for a decent replacement, but this one ain't it.
Spent about 3 hours over three days trying to get this silly eyeball to include into my network. Probably tried no less than 50 times. Most of the time it would include with only one device. A few times it included with TWELVE devices. Many times after trying to rescan, the only way it would work would be if I excluded it and then included it again. That often meant that I was back to 1 device. FINALLY this morning I got 11 devices and the six that are important to me seem to be working. We'll see. Had one success day one and by the next morning it was no longer updating. If it is not responding tomorrow morning, it goes back.... PITA!!
The instructions are complicated/the color codes for troubleshooting are like multiple blink decoding between red, purple-pink, pink, blue, different shade of blue, green, and yellow. I get that California has earthquakes but Cleveland has semi-trucks. There’s no way to get this sensor to stop freaking out every time a truck rolls by. Also the motion sensor never was able to accurately go off. Got this for the illuminance sensor feature and that did work pretty well!
Detected quickly in my SmartThings environment; however, there are no controls for the unique functions unless you buy the Fibaro controller. Tech support was less than helpful. I moved it from the intended location to a location in my garage, where it serves a purpose (but a bit pricey for that task).
UPDATE: Doesn't even function well as a second motion sensor in my garage. Fails to detect motion and the installed SmartApp should turn the lights off after 1 minute of no activity... when the Fibaro is on the system the SmartApp never turns off (even though there is no motion or reflections to alarm the Fibaro).
Suggest no purchase of this device. Keep looking!!