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My ZSE29 Outdoor Motion Sensor Shows Offline in SmartThings
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This error usually points to a range or connectivity issue. Let's figure this out:

We always start by performing Network Repair. This feature refreshes the connections between the hub and devices, and allows the hub to find the best communicate route to each device.


In your SmartThings app:

  1. Tap on your SmartThings hub in the home page of the app 
  2. Tap the three dots in the upper righthand corner 
  3. Tap Z-Wave Utilities 
  4. Tap Repair Z-Wave Network 
  5. Tap Start Repair
  6. Click the tamper switch on the sensor 3 times quickly every 15 seconds until the repair is complete to keep the sensor awake during the process

Before sending any commands to your Outdoor Motion Sensor, wait until you see the "Z-Wave Network Repair finished" message - this can take up to 15 minutes. Once repair is completed, try including the sensor back into your network.


If that doesn't help, try excluding and re-including the sensor from the installation location directly. Similar to Network Repair, it's possible that SmartThings hasn't found the most efficient route to your sensor. This can occasionally happen when you include a device near the hub and then move it away to be installed. 


And if that still doesn't help, it's possible that the installation location is out of your mesh network's range, or there are too many interferences around - thick walls and metal elements will shorten the range of any Z-Wave device. Since you probably have this unit installed outdoors, it may be more susceptible to interference issues as well even though it has a line of sight range of 130 feet. Try bringing the sensor closer to the hub or a Z-Wave signal repeater, and exclude it and re-include it from the new spot. If connectivity stabilizes, it's possible the original location was out of range. 


If you've tried all of the above and are still seeing the same issue, please don't hesitate to reach out! Our team will be happy to help.

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