Amazing Products TV Ultimate Guide to Smart Home Sensors + ideas

Awesome Tips Ultimate Guide to Smart Home Sensors + ideas

There are a lot of indoor smart home sensors out there, but this video will help you sort through the mess and find the best ones for you. Plus I’ll share lots of sensor ideas along the way.

Links (affiliate):
–Contact Sensors–
SmartThings Multipurpose:

–Motion Sensors–
SmartThings motion:
Philips Hue:
HomeSeer HSM200:
Aeotec 6 in 1:

–Less Recommended Sensors–
Wyze Sense:
Inovelli 4 in 1:
Zooz 4 in 1:

My shirt:

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MORE INFO on connecting the sensors to SmartThings:

1- Aqara: Add this device handler
Then hold down on the sensor button 3 seconds to put it into pairing mode. Scan for nearby devices and it will add it.

2- Linkind: Push the pin button for 3 to 5 seconds to put it into pairing mode. Then scan for nearby devices.
After adding it, go to the device type in the SmartThings IDE account.smartthings.com
Change the device type to SmartSense Open/Closed Sensor
Then you have to remove the device and re-add it using the pin button. After that it will work.

3- HomeSeer HSM200: Follow these instructions on adding the device handler

4- Hue Motion Sensor: Here are some instructions on how to do it

0:00 Intro
0:31 Contact Sensors
3:53 Motion Sensors
5:22 Advanced Motion Sensors
8:39 Less Recommended Sensors
9:55 Favorites
11:32 Sensor Tips
12:04 It’s getting hot in here

Next Level Automations:
25 Automation Ideas vol 2:
12 Alexa Routines:

See the list of everything I use in my smart home and other favorites:



The End by EVA

Disclaimer: Smart Home Solver was sent HomeSeer and Inovelli 4 in 1 sensors for unbiased reviews. As always, our opinions are 100% our own and not influenced.

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  1. Did some one tell him that glass is black in the uv spectrum

  2. 8:00 the UV sensor didn't work because windows block/Filter UV rays

  3. Hey Reid, when you are not testing how many hubs do you run day to day. It seems like you need to run multiple hubs to make a smart home.

  4. Good Day,
    I currently have three systems used to automate my home:

    Nest: Front Door Camera, Two Outside Cameras, Three Smoke Detectors, 2 Nest Displays, 5 Nest Mini, Thermostat.

    Wyze: 7 Cameras (Pool Shed, 2 baby room, upstairs hallway, Garage, Living Room, My antique car remotely)

    Wemo: 11 Devices, (Controlling 8 lights, 2 Air purifiers, Garage Door Opener)

    My Wifi system is a UniFi Network, with four access points throughout my home.

    I’m looking to add a water sensor to my system.

    My question is what’s the best water sensor device that would work with my current Nest system (Google Home)?
    I want to be notify through Google, we have a elderly mother in law living with us.

  5. Must be nice to have that kind of money

  6. I ❤ Luna!

  7. What software do you use on your PC ? <3

  8. Great job on covering most of the common sensors, you may want to consider including a water/leak sensor which is bery important to prevent leaks.

  9. 7:43 – Glass filters UV so I'm not sure what you were expecting by pointing the sensor to the outside through what is most likely at least a double glazed window. Do a proper test and take the sensor outside.

    • Ian
    • December 23, 2022

    Hi Reed thank you for your great work! I have purchased the Aqara door sensor after your recommendation. Question: can I prevent my blinds closing if the window is open or shut off my tado heating? If so how would I program that automation in homekit? Any help appreciated. Thank you, Ian

  10. Are any of these good for outdoor usage? I think motion sensor to lights would be nice for outside security

  11. Lunaaaaa 🌭

  12. I think my family would still buy these as long as they enable the silent mode to them. The constant Dee-Doo alerts.

  13. Wing ring door sensors, can we get alexa to announce when someone opens the door after 11pm. I am planning to get one for security purpose. Thank you 🙂

  14. I have the sonoff for my laundry room. Works great for turning on the lights

  15. hey @Smart Home Solver (or anyone), which motion sensor do you recommend to integrate with Home Assistant? It has to be one that will be recognized by Home Assistant.

  16. Great Video..
    I am a newbie in the home automation. So the thing which takes up my curiosity is the knowledge about hub's. To connect the sensors mentioned in your video, do I need a hub, if yes-
    1.which is the best one to use, compatible to multiple brand devices or sensors for home automation?

  17. Reed, how to go you the multi sensor to give accelerometer data? I get everything else okay with ZHA, but nothing for the accelerometer.

  18. Any one know of a outdoor sensor that will turn on any smart device?
    I have the hue outdoor sensor and it only turns on other hue lights.

  19. Is there a good solution, like maybe a vibration sensor, that could alert me via Alexa or Google that my dryer finished?

  20. Hi what brand of repeater do you recommend? Great shows!

  21. But can you use these with google assistant

  22. hmm, strange how you missed the zigbee motion sensor from aqara, im using them and also some from ikea and i find the aqara ones much better: they respond faster, last longer, are MUCH smaller, and also they regularly send heartbeat messages even when no motion is detected – so i know they didnt just die haha.

    • Ovi M
    • December 23, 2022

    Any idea what type of sensor can o use to trigger my AC unit to switch off ,when nobody is in the room? cheers mate!

  23. Hello. A multisensor device has a temperature sensor inside of it. Running of the system increases overall temperature amount inside the device and temperature sensor shows a great amount of value on the app as time passes. What do such companies that produce multisensor devices use for this purpose?

  24. I realize that your keyboard wouldn’t have an Å key, But it seems pretty lazy to write an A When you could just have copied it from IKEA’s website :b

  25. Can I use Aqara sensor with Philips bridge? Thx

  26. Good info but looks like you only based this on indoor applications. Would be nice to know the IP ratings and weatherproof capabilities for use in outdoors and harsh environments as well.

  27. I like the old style Echo Dot because it's small also Newest.Technology, gives out decent sound and doesn't take up a lot of shelf space if you want to put it on beam in the workshop or shed.

  28. I don’t see a mention of the ring motion sensors? Are they not good/reliable enough for automation?

  29. Your windows probably filter UV.

  30. Seems weird that you wouldn’t mention that apparently the IKEA sensor only works with IKEA Smart lighting? At least that’s what the website says.

  31. How do you automate alexa so that if your door hasn’t opened 5 minutes after your alarm to make an announcement?

  32. Do we have to have a hub?

  33. You mind keeping a spreadsheet on what you consider best on your website?

  34. Nice video. Where did you get that shirt from by the way.

  35. Any sensors that will allow Alexa to call out when a door opens?

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