Just starting out in the motion sensor game, and wanted to double check before buying:
Our kitchen lights frequently don't get turned off when someone has left the kitchen. I would like a sensor to handle the detection and write some rules to turn off the lights when presence is no longer detected.
If I'm correct in my research from this forum, it seems like either:
I'll share my experience. Having spent hundreds on motion sensors. Either Hue or Iris V2(which are only available 2nd hand). The Hue pay for themselves because they use cheap AAA batteries and are very reliable. I have the ST motion sensor and it falls off my mesh, whereas the Hue is rock solid. The hue is sometimes very difficult to pair, but in the end is the winner.
As a result of this post, I just looked at my ST motion sensor, it fell off again on 1/29/23 arggg
EDIT- Mike Maxwell loves his NYCE motion sensors, but they're like 60-70 bucks each and hard to find. EDIT2- Amazon has them for 54 USD + tax
The Third Reality sensors seem to be fairly good options also. Under $20 each and also use AA batteries. Very basic...no temp sensor, sensitivity setting, lux reading, etc., if that makes any difference.
I should have mentioned the new Aqara FP2 motion sensors are coming out shortly so you may want to wait for those.
I saw a few sites say that they were to be released in China on Feb 23rd some say March but haven't seen any sites with them for sale yet.
See on the video (after the 21st second) how precisely it tracks 4 persons moving in a different directions in the room... And how it allows the triggering of different automations depending on the person's position.
If you only want motion, don't need temp or lux, etc., then there are a lot of fans here of the Third Reality sensors - they use AAA batteries and have very long battery life, and are dependable from what I've heard. I don't have any, but they seem to be well liked and are inexpensive, about $20.
Centralite is another very dependable brand, long history in HA devices, and make quality stuff, and the motion sensor includes temp. About the same price as the Hue, claim 2 year battery life.