SmartThings Support

Set up and connect the SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor


The SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor is great for monitoring doors, windows, cabinets, or any off-limits area. With Automations, this sensor can trigger alerts, tell the lights to turn on and off, or set your thermostat based on the built-in temperature sensor.

  • SmartThings app
  • SmartThings Classic app

Connect the SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor


In the SmartThings app:

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Plus (+) icon and select Device
  2. Select SmartThings, touch Multipurpose sensor, and then Multipurpose Sensor (IM6001-MPP)
  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 Multipurpose Sensor in the SmartThings Classic app

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

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 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

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


How to remove the Multipurpose Sensor from the SmartThings Hub

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 Classic 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)


Reset the SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor


If the SmartThings Multipurpose 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 Multipurpose Sensor.

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



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