For a garage an indoor sensor is fine. The outdoor one is mostly because of rain...
I went with the Hue Outdoor sensor just because of the added coverage angles and sensitivities. Works great! For indoors, I love the Hue indoor sensor, but they are pricey. A few weeks ago I went to Target cause it showed they had 1 in stock for $39.99. When I got there, it was showing up as closeout and rang up as $11! I checked all the other Targets around me and couldn't find anymore, so YMMV, but WOW, what a deal!
They seem to come and go on the Costco website. Not sure if it is supply chain related or what.
Thats an awesome deal. I just checked BrickSeek and couldn't find one near me, family, etc
Here is a URL to check inventory for those that wish to look:
Awesome, but the indoor one was the one I found for $11 on closeout. Here is the link for the indoor one. https://brickseek.com/target-inventory-checker/?sku=085-02-1223
I also ise an Aeotech MS7 which is powered via USB. It is great in that it never drops off while powered, however, they are not the fastest sensors out there.
I would love to find a powered Zigbee motion sensor.
In my garage I use an Aeotech Multisensor 7 under power. It works very well and handles the cold temps as well (we are in Montreal and our garage will drop below 0)
Plus they use AA/AAA batteries depending on indoor or outdoor. Way cheaper than the 2450s found in most sensors these days.
How do you get them working in HE?
I have both the xiaomi and aqara versions. Require no babysitting other than battery changes once I had my mesh sorted out. Some of them in lower traffic areas have not even had a battery change yet. Also have Sonoff ones but these go through batteries faster (like about 9 months).
Natively. Supported devices, though tougher to come by lately.
The Aeotec Tri-Sensor is insanely fast and very configurable, definitely a winner in my book.
Oh and the battery life on good a quality CR123A cell is excellent (eg Panasonic).
I have a Zooz ZSE18 in my garage. It has been there for close to 4 years between two houses. No problems. I have it mounted atbthe ceiling and aimed at the door from the house, works fine. It is currently part of a zone motion controller with a Bosch zigbee sensor that is about to be replaced by a ring gen2 motion sensor.
I found a 2 pack of the hue outdoor motion sensors on Costco's website yesterday for $79.99.
The Costco price is a slight savings. They used to be $40 each, but with inflation, they are now selling for $45 each. Thus, the Costco two pack saves you about $10.
With Konnected, these are awesome, faultless and pay for themselves indirectly
Yup. Had mine for years.