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Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model)

Note: This article applies to the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model). Troubleshooting steps for the SmartSense Motion (original model) and SmartSense Motion (2014 model) are available at the previous links. Or, go here for information about the new Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor.

The Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model) is a ZigBee device that lets you know when movement is detected in your home, and it can trigger different actions in response to that movement. Tell lights to turn on and off as you come and go, or set your personal theme music to play when you enter a room. You can also protect your home by triggering lights, sirens, and other electronics to turn on if there's unexpected motion. The Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor detects motion up to 15 feet away with a 120-degree field of view.

The sensor can also detect temperature and trigger smart thermostats, window AC units, and portable heaters to automatically adjust. Place the Motion Sensor on a table or shelf, or use the included adhesive or mounting bracket and screws to place it on a wall.

  • SmartThings app
  • Samsung Connect app

How to connect the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model) to the SmartThings Hub

Follow the instructions below or consult the Motion Sensor’s Quick-Start Guide at the bottom of this article.

In the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Under Things, tap Add a Thing at the bottom of your Things list
  3. The app will say Looking for devices…
  4. While the Hub searches, move the Motion Sensor within 15 feet of the Hub and pull the REMOVE TO PAIR tab on the sensor
  5. When the device is discovered, it will be listed at the top of the screen
  6. Tap the device to rename it and tap Done
  7. When finished, tap Save
  8. Tap Ok to confirm

 

Watch this video demonstration to see how to connect the SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model):

 

How to reset the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model)

If the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model) didn't connect to the Hub when you removed the pull-tab, reset and connect the device manually.

First:

  1. Remove the cover of the Motion Sensor by pulling it away from the back panel
  2. Remove the CR2450 battery

Next, put the Hub in join mode:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Under Things, tap Add a Thing at the bottom of your Things list
  3. The app will say Looking for devices…

Last, while the Hub searches:

  1. Move the Motion Sensor within 15 feet of Hub
  2. Hold down the Connect button on the Motion Sensor while reinserting the battery
  3. Release the button when the LED is lit
  4. The LED will blink blue while attempting to connect
  5. Once the app shows a device has been found, put the cover back on the Motion Sensor
  6. Follow the configuration steps above

 

Watch this video demonstration to see how to reset the SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model):

 

How to remove the Motion Sensor from the SmartThings Hub

If the Motion Sensor is not performing as expected, you may need to reset the device and/or remove and reconnect the device with the SmartThings Hub.

To remove the device via the SmartThings app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Tap Things
  3. Select the Motion Sensor
  4. Tap the gear icon
  5. Tap Remove
  6. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)

 

Technical Details

  • Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 0.8 inches, 51 x 51 x 20 mm
  • Weight: 0.081 lb, 1.296 oz
  • Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F, 0 to 40°C (indoor only)
  • Power Source: CR2450 battery (included)
    Note: Use Panasonic or Duracell CR2450 batteries ONLY
  • Mounting Hardware: Wall mounting bracket (1), 3M 1-inch square adhesive strips (x4), #6 Phillips-head mounting screws (x2)
  • Communication Protocol: ZigBee
  • Range: 50-130 feet (depending on your home's construction)
  • Field of View: 120 degrees
  • Model: F-CEN-IRM-1
  • Warranty: Find warranty information here

 

How to connect the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model) to the Samsung Connect app

Note: In order to use the Samsung Connect app to control the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model), a SmartThings Hub or Samsung Connect Home is required.

Follow the instructions below or consult the Motion Sensor’s Quick-Start Guide at the bottom of this article.

In the Samsung Connect mobile app:

  1. Tap the plus icon in the bottom right
  2. Android: Tap Add Device Manually
  3. Select Motion sensor
  4. Tap Samsung SmartThings
  5. While the Hub searches, move the Motion Sensor within 15 feet of the Hub and pull the REMOVE TO PAIR tab on the sensor
  6. When the device is discovered, a message will appear that the sensor was successfully connected to your SmartThings Hub
  7. Tap Edit to rename the device
  8. When finished, tap Done
  9. Tap Done again to confirm

 

How to reset the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model)

If the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model) didn't connect to the Hub when you removed the pull-tab, reset and connect the device manually.

First:

  1. Remove the cover of the Motion Sensor by pulling it away from the back panel
  2. Remove the CR2450 battery

Next, put the Hub in join mode:

  1. Tap the plus icon in the bottom right
  2. Android: Tap Add Device Manually
  3. Select Motion sensor
  4. Tap Samsung SmartThings

Last, while the Hub searches:

  1. Move the Motion Sensor within 15 feet of Hub
  2. Hold down the Connect button on the Motion Sensor while reinserting the battery
  3. Release the button when the LED is lit
  4. The LED will blink blue while attempting to connect
  5. Once the app shows a device has been found, put the cover back on the Motion Sensor
  6. Tap Edit to rename the device
  7. Tap Done to confirm

 

How to remove the Motion Sensor from the SmartThings Hub

If the Motion Sensor is not performing as expected, you may need to reset the device and/or remove and reconnect the device with the SmartThings Hub.

To remove the device via the Samsung Connect app:

  1. Tap My devices
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap the red minus icon next to the Motion Sensor
  5. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)

 

Technical Details

  • Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 0.8 inches, 51 x 51 x 20 mm
  • Weight: 0.081 lb, 1.296 oz
  • Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F, 0 to 40°C (indoor only)
  • Power Source: CR2450 battery (included)
    Note: Use Panasonic or Duracell CR2450 batteries ONLY
  • Mounting Hardware: Wall mounting bracket (1), 3M 1-inch square adhesive strips (x4), #6 Phillips-head mounting screws (x2)
  • Communication Protocol: ZigBee
  • Range: 50-130 feet (depending on your home's construction)
  • Field of View: 120 degrees
  • Model: F-CEN-IRM-1
  • Warranty: Find warranty information here

 

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