Aeotec Window/Door Sensor 6

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Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:43 am
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Re: Aeotec Window/Door Sensor 6

norcoscia wrote:
maybe Jay is fibbing :roll:


No, I was not fibbing. There are 2 issues here: one is backup/restore and the other is firmware updates. For many years, Aeotec refused to share any information about either. I'm not sure what the current state of getting this information from them is.

We are quite hesitant to do anything that could brick someone else's hardware (if Aeotec's software does it you can always get a replacement from them, but if it was us that bricked it they may not be as willing to replace it). As some of you have seen from Aeotec's own software, bad firmware flashes are a definite possibility. We may revisit this in the future, particularly if their own software seems to get more reliable at doing it.

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Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:45 am
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Re: Aeotec Window/Door Sensor 6

I'd just take the backup if I had to choose. At this having a backup you can use their software to restore on a new Z-stick.

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Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:19 pm
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Re: Aeotec Window/Door Sensor 6

norcoscia wrote:
I have one of those and agree it work great - but the battery life stinks - I need to charge mine ~every 3 months or so and I have it on a window I never open.....


This probably doesn't mean much, but I fully charged it and then installed it. In Indigo it still states the battery level is 100%. So it has been installed for about 6 weeks. That is about halfway to your 3 month timeframe you gave when your battery was dead. I guess I'll see what December brings in terms of if the battery starts to drop, the device needs to be recharged or it just keeps on going. I do have encryption enabled on mine; I'd assume that this would take more power.

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Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:03 pm
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Re: Aeotec Window/Door Sensor 6

Maybe be I just got one with a bad battery but not going to do it again. I have a cheap no name open / close sensor on my hall door that is opened many times a week and it is going on three years with the same battery. I just took a look at my Aeotec - an it is at 5%. Over priced POS if you ask me.
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:07 pm
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Re: Aeotec Window/Door Sensor 6

I do have the newer firmware running on mine. So maybe it is a firmware issue. They don't list what they changed with the newer firmware. You might try that and see what happens. I highly doubt the updated firmware would make the battery drain worse in your case.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:36 pm
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Re: Aeotec Window/Door Sensor 6

So mine is now down to 5% as well. So that is almost 3 months on a charge. Not horrible, not that great either.

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