How to Add Your 4-in-1 Sensor to SmartThings

Depending if you're using the Classic app or the newer SmartThings app, the inclusion process is different for each interface:  

As of October 2018, SmartThings is in the process of transitioning between the SmartThings Classic app and the newer SmartThings app. You'll need to install the custom device handler for the sensor regardless which app you're using, but just know that you'll only be able to customize the sensor using the Classic app with the handler. The new SmartThings app currently doesn't give access to any device's advanced settings. Basic functionality will be there, however. 

If you haven't added a custom handler before, we got you. The handler is a piece of code that enables the sensor's advanced settings and makes sure the device is properly configured. The process takes less than 5 minutes and you can use the steps found here.

Once the handler is installed and shows up in your IDE portal, you can include the 4-in-1 sensor to your network. Here's how to do it with the Classic app:

  1. Insert the sensor's battery and bring it within direct range of SmartThings
  2. Put SmartThings into inclusion mode by clicking "Add Thing" in your app
  3. Make sure the battery cover of the sensor is CLOSED
  4. Press and release the Z-Wave button TWICE quickly with a paperclip
  5. The new sensor will appear on your device list

Once the sensor is set up in its intended location, it's not a bad idea to perform network repair to optimize connectivity. This will help SmartThings find the best communication route to the sensor. Here's how to repair the network

Here's how to include the sensor using the new app (once the handler is installed):

  1. Insert the sensor's battery and bring it within direct range of SmartThings
  2. Make sure the battery cover is firmly CLOSED
  3. From the Dashboard, tap Add device
  4. Android: Tap Add Device Manually
  5. Select the Motion Sensor category and then any Z-Wave motion sensor, regardless of brand. With the device handler installed, the sensor will be recognized correctly.  
  6. If you have more than one SmartThings Hub connected, select the Hub you'd like to connect the device to
  7. Press and release the Z-Wave button TWICE quickly with a paperclip
  8. The app will indicate when the device connects
  9. Tap Edit to rename the device, and tap Done to save the name
  10. Tap Done to complete the setup

If you're having issues including your sensor to SmartThings, we'd recommend excluding the device using the instructions here

If you have any questions about the process or you're experiencing issues, let us know

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