Device is reporting temperature and battery every 2 minutes

I have an old SmartThings Multi Sensor that I just noticed is reporting battery and temperature values every 2 minutes or so and has been for weeks or possibly months. When I look at the Usage Stats, it's number 6 in usage even thought the door it's attached to is rarely ever used. As far as I can tell no other device is doing this.

Is this normal? Is a device's reporting frequency configurable? I'm relatively new to HE and don't understand why this is happening or how to troubleshoot so any advice is appreciated.

Here's a very small snippet of the logs for the device:

dev:1932023-04-14 11:32:28.156 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 11:29:58.665 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.70°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 11:29:58.661 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 11:27:29.170 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.70°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 11:27:29.166 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 11:24:59.678 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.70°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 11:24:59.673 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 11:22:30.189 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.70°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 11:22:30.184 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 11:20:00.697 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.70°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 11:20:00.693 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 11:17:31.213 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.70°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 11:17:31.208 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 11:15:01.722 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.70°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 11:15:01.717 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 11:12:32.234 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.70°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 11:12:32.230 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 11:10:02.786 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.53°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 11:10:02.781 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 81%

dev:1932023-04-14 11:07:33.254 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.70°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 11:07:33.249 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 11:05:03.759 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.70°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 11:05:03.755 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 11:02:34.275 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.70°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 11:02:34.269 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:58:58.504 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.88°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:58:58.498 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:56:29.010 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 52.88°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:56:29.005 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:53:59.534 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.06°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:53:59.520 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:51:30.018 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.06°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:51:30.013 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:49:00.527 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.06°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:49:00.521 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:46:31.017 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.06°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:46:31.012 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:44:01.543 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.06°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:44:01.531 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:41:32.010 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.06°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:41:32.005 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:39:02.512 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.06°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:39:02.507 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:36:33.016 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.06°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:36:33.011 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:34:03.511 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.06°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:34:03.505 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:31:34.038 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.25°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:31:34.011 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:29:04.515 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.06°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:29:04.510 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:26:35.018 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.25°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:26:35.013 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:24:05.516 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.25°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:24:05.512 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:21:36.017 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.25°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:21:36.012 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:19:06.517 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.25°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:19:06.512 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:16:37.018 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.43°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:16:37.013 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:14:07.536 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.43°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:14:07.518 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:11:38.035 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.43°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:11:38.030 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:09:08.540 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.25°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:09:08.535 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 81%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:06:39.008 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.43°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:06:39.002 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:04:09.560 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.43°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:04:09.555 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 10:00:33.719 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.60°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 10:00:33.714 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:58:04.245 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.60°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:58:04.228 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:55:34.718 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.78°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:55:34.712 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:53:05.238 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.78°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:53:05.227 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:50:35.702 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.78°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:50:35.697 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:48:06.217 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.78°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:48:06.202 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:45:36.691 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.78°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:45:36.686 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:43:07.210 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.78°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:43:07.192 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:40:37.679 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.78°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:40:37.674 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:38:08.199 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.96°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:38:08.183 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:35:38.658 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.96°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:35:38.651 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:33:09.161 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.96°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:33:09.151 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:30:39.633 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.96°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:30:39.628 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:28:10.137 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.96°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:28:10.131 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:25:40.613 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.96°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:25:40.608 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:23:11.126 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.96°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:23:11.111 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:20:41.597 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 54.15°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:20:41.592 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:18:12.091 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 54.15°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:18:12.086 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:15:42.590 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 54.15°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:15:42.585 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:13:13.083 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 54.15°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:13:13.073 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:10:43.570 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 54.15°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:10:43.566 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:08:14.088 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 53.96°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:08:14.081 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 81%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:05:44.545 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 54.15°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:05:44.540 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:03:11.044 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 54.15°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:03:11.038 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 09:00:41.534 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 54.15°°F

dev:1932023-04-14 09:00:41.529 pm infoPatio Door to Garage battery is 78%

dev:1932023-04-14 08:58:12.025 pm infoPatio Door to Garage is 54.33°°F

It certainly doesn't sound normal. You may need to be a little more specific with the physical device model and the HE driver you are using. The HE model / platform version never hurts as well.

I have some contact sensors as well, so night take a look at mine.

One other thing to check would be the Current States (attributes) on the device page. Are the temperature and battery percentage displayed? If you click on the Events button, do you see events being recorded in line with the logs, or just changes in values?

If I turn on the Info a Debug logging mine appears to be reporting the temperature every minute, but not the battery, at least HE is not logging it like yours is.

I don't know what options are available to the HE developers in adjusting any settings on the physical device, but at least on the device page there does not appear to be any option to adjust the frequency.

You may want to try some other custom drivers to configure the reporting periods for this SmartThings Multi Sensor, but this is a standard 'classic' sensor and should be already handled by the HE inbuilt drivers.

Try first to factory reset it and pair it again to HE hub.

I ran the configure command and that seems to have stopped the flow of temperature readings coming through for the last 10+ minutes. Will wait to see and updated temperature come through....

I often overcomplicate and forget about the obvious- the Configure button.. : )

I'd noticed it earlier and forgot about it.... :slight_smile:

I also made use of the Preference Manager to easily turn on the Info Logging on the 15 sensors I have. Temperature readings are slowly trickling in for them now.

It was also weird / lucky that the one sensor I chose was the one to exhibit the behaviour, all 14 others did not continually report temperature... strange.