Motion Sensors with HSM


#1

Question: Has anyone experienced the following?
Using HSM armed Away:

  • Monitoring Contacts and Motion sensors

  • An monitored entry delayed contact (door) opens, but due to circumstance or poor placement, a motion sensor triggers the alarm prior to the contact registering in HE/HSM as open.

  • Never experienced this issue
  • Experienced the issue with Smarthings and HSM
  • Experienced the Issue only with Smartthings
  • Experienced the issue only with HSM
  • Other (Please explain)

0 voters

Background
In Smarthings using SmartApp SHM Delay this condition was reported by a number of users. In most cases it was due to poor motion sensor placement, or cloud delays. However in some situations it was the contact taking a bit of time before registering as open in the software. Meanwhile the system is armedAway, entry delay not initiated, and motion of the door triggers a motion sensor, causing an intrusion.


#2

I've never had this happen in HSM, but my house is only 1200 sq feet and box shaped. So, my sensors are fairly close to my hub or a strong repeater.

With that said, I HAVE noticed that if my contact sensor batteries are below 50%, my motion sensors will trip before the contact sensor does. It doesn't cause any issues (I have different HSM rules for motion versus contacts), but it might explain the symptom?


#3

99% of the time I disarm before I even open the front door. Now through an Arrival Sensor. So, it never happens but I don't have any chance for it to happen. Might want to add a voting option for that just to keep the data cleaner.