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Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor

The Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor 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.

Follow these links for information about the SmartSense Motion Sensor (original model), the SmartSense Motion Sensor (2014 model), and the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor (2015 model).

 

 

How to connect the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor 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 battery 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

 

How to reset the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor

If the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor 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

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
    • If the sticker on the back says “Samsung SmartThings,” hold down the Connect button on the Motion Sensor for 5 seconds and release the button when the LED light starts blinking red
    • If the sticker on the back says “Designed by SmartThings” (which indicates the 2015 model), remove the battery and hold down the Connect button on the Motion Sensor while reinserting the battery. Release the button when the LED is lit
  2. Once the app shows a device has been found, put the cover back on the Motion Sensor
  3. Follow the configuration steps above

 

How to remove the Motion Sensor from SmartThings

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)

 

For technical specifications and product details, visit our Works With SmartThings page here.

Find warranty information here.

 

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