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Samsung SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor

The Samsung SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor truly does it all: This small ZigBee device acts as an open/closed, vibration, orientation, and temperature sensor all in one. As the most versatile device in the Samsung SmartThings family, the Multipurpose Sensor can send you an immediate alert if a door, window, or drawer opens unexpectedly, notify you if dangerous off-limits areas of your home have been accessed, and offer up-to-the-moment temperature readings.

With its built-in accelerometer, the Multipurpose Sensor can also monitor vibration. Place it on your washing machine to know when the laundry is finished, or attach it to your door to detect someone knocking. You can set it to trigger certain actions as well, like telling the thermostat to adjust when the temperature changes in the room.

 

How to connect the Samsung SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor to the SmartThings Hub

Follow the instructions below or consult the Multipurpose 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 Multipurpose 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 Multipurpose Sensor

If the Samsung SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor didn't connect to the Hub when you removed the pull-tab, reset and connect the device manually.

First, move the Multipurpose Sensor within 15 feet of the Hub and remove the sensor’s cover by pressing the push tabs on either side.

  • If the product sticker on the back says “Samsung SmartThings”:
    1. Hold down the Connect button on the Multipurpose Sensor for 5 seconds
    2. Release the button when the LED light starts blinking red
    3. Once the sensor has been reset, the LED will begin to double blink blue, indicating that the sensor is attempting to connect
  • If the product sticker on the back does not say “Samsung SmartThings,” you may have an older model.
    If the device has one cell battery (CR2450):
    1. Remove the battery using a flat tool
    2. Hold down the Connect button while reinserting the battery
    3. Release the button when the LED is lit
    4. Once the sensor has been reset, the LED will blink blue, indicating that the sensor is attempting to connect
    If the device has two AAAA batteries:
    1. Hold down the small white button at the bottom of the circuit board until the LED goes out (about 6 seconds)

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…
  4. The Hub should automatically discover your device within a couple of minutes
    If your device is an older model with two AAAA batteries, press and release the small white button at the bottom of the circuit board
  5. Once the app shows a device has been found, put the cover back on the Multipurpose Sensor
  6. Follow the in-app steps to name and save the device

 

How to remove the Multipurpose Sensor from SmartThings

If the Multipurpose 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 Multipurpose Sensor
  4. Tap the gear icon
  5. Tap Remove
  6. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)

 

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

Find warranty information here.

 

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