SmartThings Support

Set up and connect the SmartThings Motion Sensor


The SmartThings Motion Sensor allows you to protect your home by triggering alerts if there's unexpected motion, keeping you and your family safe. Once the sensor is set up and connected, you can set up Automations to tell the lights to turn on and off as you come and go or set your thermostat based on the motion or temperature readings.

If you're unsure about which version of the SmartThings Motion Sensor you own, click here.

  • SmartThings app
  • SmartThings Classic app

Connect the SmartThings Motion Sensor


In the SmartThings app:

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Plus (+) icon and Device
  2. Select SmartThings, touch Motion sensor, and then Motion Sensor (IM6001-MTP)
  3. Touch Start
  4. Choose a Hub for the device
  5. Choose a Room for the device and touch Next
  6. While the Hub searches:
    1. Pull the “Remove when Connecting” tab found in the sensor
    2. Scan the code on the back of the device

Requires a SmartThings Hub or compatible device with SmartThings Hub functionality.

How to connect the SmartThings Motion Sensor in the SmartThings Classic app

In the SmartThings Classic 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


Reset the SmartThings Motion Sensor


If the SmartThings Motion Sensor didn't connect to the Hub when you removed the pull-tab, reset and connect the device manually. To do this:

  1. Hold the recessed connect button for five (5) seconds
  2. Release the button when the LED starts blinking red
  3. The LED will blink red and green while attempting to connect
  4. Use the SmartThings app and steps detailed above to reconnect your Motion Sensor.

For more information about compatibility, detailed product information, and technical specifications, visit our Works With SmartThings page here.



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