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It does what it says it will do. Set up very easily. To detect it you have to put it near the vera controller. After that, you can put it anywhere. Very happy with it. Will have to get a new battery for it eventually.
I bought TriSensor to be used as a environmental monitor and motion presence detector for my room, It does everything it needs especially as a presence sensor.
Pros: + Has configuration to allow it to act as a presence sensor, does this by default (and can be disabled if needed) + Accurate temp sensor + Lux Sensor much more accurate that Multisensor 6 + Easy to understand parameter settings (offset sensors to increase accuracy, LED color configurable) + Threshold settings automatically send reports quickly + Same size as Multisensor 6 + Fits in the same recessor that Multisensor 6 uses.
Cons: + Does not have USB connection like Multisensor 6 and requires CR123A batteries + Requires a custom device handler on SmartThings, but Aeotec provides this in their support page.
Works like a champ. I’m using this to control a heater on my boat for the winter and it’s perfect. I have it paired to my ISY controller and i can see the battery, motion and temperature. Turns the heater on when the temp hits 37 degrees and off at 50. And it’s very accurate. 2 weeks in 30-40 degree temperatures and the batteries still 100%. Couldn’t ask for more.
I have a MultiSensor 6 which is an ok sensor. The biggest problem i have with it is that the real world range on the MultiSensor has never been anything to be excited about. In my situation, i had it placed in a room opposite the door so that when i walked in (depending on hour and other decisions), it would start some automation, one of which was to turn on the lights. The problem i had was that it would only trigger when i was already pretty much at the sensor, even on the highest sensitivity. Based on a few reviews i decided to give the TriSensor a shot and it's so much better! The motion detection range seems to have increased considerably. So much so that i had to change its location as when placed next to the MultiSensor it triggered when someone walked by the room without entering it. Temperature sensor and lux sensor both seem consistent which is also an upgrade from the MultiSensor where the temperature always seemed to be quite a bit off despite fixing offsets. I wish the TriSensor also had a RH sensor, but it'll do. Add to that the the TriSensor also looks better (IMO) and has a diffuser on the multi colored LED, and it's pretty much a win for me. I assume Aeotec will soon phase out the current model of the MultiSensor 6 and replace it with this design, but for now, i'm happy with the TriSensor. Note that i'm using SmartThings, and the DH that Aeotec recommended on the support page was giving me issues. Once i found the DH from "krlaframboise" i started really loving this little sensor.
I have been using the device for about 3 weeks in an outdoor shed about 100ft from the nearest repeater and it has been working without any issues.
The setup was a pain with a Zstick as you need to follow special instructions in the manual available online from the mfg. Those instructions were not in the printed guide.
The sensor never stopped working even as temperatures reached -28°F. The battery that came with the product appears to be low quality, and the battery level dropped like a rock in the cold weather. I suspect a higher quality battery will fare better in the cold weather.
I am a newbie on z-wave but the whole setting up was super quick for me, the motion sensor works properly and I use it near my front door to detect motion and trigger the other zwave bulbs. Overall, nice product with good quality and modern looking, recommended.
Old multisensor was terrible at measuring illuminance - it would show zero when there was enough light to see. It didn't work well for my illuminance based scripts. This one is much better at detecting low levels and seems to display a wider range than the old one. Also, motion sensor seems quicker to respond.
It's very nice to be able to turn on lights in response to motion in a room that is dark, but for the lights not to come on in that same room if they are unneeded because the ambient light level exceeds my chosen intensity. I use another one bought earlier to cause a muffin fan to ventilate my computer when the room is warm but to turn off when the room is sufficiently cool; again, I determine the temperature that the fan responds to one way or the other.
The set up with my Smartthings hub was simple and it provides helpful data and triggers. Note that the lux sensor data is read about every 10-15 min via a modified driver. The timing of the polling can be adjusted if you're comfortable with the crude interface and will impact battery life.