Z-Wave Door Sensor

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Sun May 20, 2018 1:50 am
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Z-Wave Door Sensor

Hi all,

at the moment I am using the Fibaro Window/Door sensor; I am basically satisfied with them, but when replacing battery is always a pain.
Is there any other door/window sensor with works with Z-WAVE Aeotec 2 (not yet migrated to Gen5, and also not planned at the moment).

Thanks
Marco

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Sun May 20, 2018 8:24 am
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

Hi Marco,
The latest one I have tried for external doors is this: Z-Wave Plus Aeotec Door/Window Sensor

It is Gen 5 but is backward compatible AFAIK. I am using it in a Gen5 network.

The plus points for me are:
  • It runs on two standard AAA batteries
  • It is easily detached from its base to replace the batteries and also to access the Include/Exclude/Keep awake button
  • Wake up time is up to 10 minutes - which makes syncing with Indigo easy.

I have previously tried Fibaro and Popp door sensors - I like this one the best. It is the best user experience for including/excluding and syning of the ones I have tried. :)

For internal wooden doors, I use this: Z-Wave Plus Aeotec Recessed Door Sensor
These have been trouble free. :)

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Sun May 20, 2018 11:40 am
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

I like these ones although battery life is about 9 months in our house, both internal and external doors, and no issue with weathering.

https://www.vesternet.com/z-wave-aeon-labs-recessed-door-sensor-gen5

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Mon May 21, 2018 12:00 am
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

I use Sensative Strips.

Got about 10 in now, including kitchen cupboards to make sure Mum remembers her tablets!

Voice alerts keep pestering her until she goes in the relevant cupboard.


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Mon May 21, 2018 5:34 am
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

howartp wrote:
I use Sensative Strips.

Got about 10 in now, including kitchen cupboards to make sure Mum remembers her tablets!

Voice alerts keep pestering her until she goes in the relevant cupboard.


Haha love it!


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Mon May 21, 2018 9:57 am
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

Damn why didn't I think of that - i've got three strips sitting here doing nothing - fridge and two freezers becoming automated - that will help me catch the kids eating my YUK vegi treats!

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Mon May 21, 2018 1:53 pm
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

Sensative strips are interesting.
Will they work with USB Stick S2?

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Mon May 21, 2018 2:56 pm
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

Yes, I’m on S2 at moment.

Gen5 in drawer for a rainy day when I’m bored!


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Mon May 21, 2018 11:10 pm
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

Very good, I will pick one :D

Thanks!

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Tue May 22, 2018 5:30 am
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

Just placed the order :mrgreen:

Hope I will get soon as I will go on holiday, so I can test it :D

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Tue May 22, 2018 7:19 am
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

Just a word of warning on these Sensative strips - I have had mixed results. :|

The batteries are meant to last 10 years - I have had a couple of them go down to 5% within 12 months or less; Wake-up set to once a day and on windows that aren't opened very often. Of course, your mileage may vary but I would keep a close eye on the battery level. :wink:

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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

mat wrote:
YUK vegi treats!


YUK doesn’t seem to be a very good brand name..


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Tue May 22, 2018 2:40 pm
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

Yuk is what the kids call them, various brands of veggie snacks. Kids deny eating them, but I'm gonna catch them :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Tue May 22, 2018 2:41 pm
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

mat wrote:
Yuk is what the kids call them, various brands of veggie snacks. Kids deny eating them, but I'm gonna catch them :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Just because they are missing doesn't mean that they are eating them. :lol:

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Tue May 22, 2018 3:55 pm
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Re: Z-Wave Door Sensor

Agh, but now I can catch them - could go overboard and put a web cam inside the fridge, but not sure the better half would appreciate a cat5 size hole in the back!

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