Hi everyone. Like many of you, I just acquired a Hubitat Elevation and am preparing to switch from Smartthings.
I'm currently using some older monoprice door and window sensors.
- For my windows: Monoprice 15270
- For my doors: Monoprice 15268 (recessed)
All of my sensors are located close to hardwired zwave plus devices acting as repeaters. However, I find that with the recessed sensors especially, I often end up with a lot of missed events. I.e. door will register as open, but the close event isn't picked up and then I get messages about one of my doors being left open. Not sure if this is a smartthings problem or a monoprice sensor problem, but either way I'm sick of it and want to replace both. ST will be gone, Hubitat on order. What to do about the sensors, though?
Install environment is Canada, so in winter the doors can get a little chilly.
aeotec's Series 7 z-wave door window sensor was one I was looking at, but it looks like people on the forums here have issue with Aeotec being kind of iffy in terms of things like building a pointless tilt feature and having firmware that doesn't match parameter instructions. Also, apparently only the pro is available in Canada, and I don't really need the pro features.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Does anyone have the Aeotec linked above, or the series 7 recessed? I don't NEED a recessed, but it helped with the wife and visible sensors factor.
Is there another brand of zwave (or zigbee, I'm indifferent) sensor where it's number one selling feature is bulletproof reliability in terms of events being captured? Having missed events and then notifications about doors and windows being left open when they aren't actually is a major wife annoyance (although notifications are great when they ARE left open, mind you).
Thank you! Looking forward to joining this community. I also see my favourite ever people from Inovelli are here. Hint hint hurry up on the door and window sensors, guys!