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How to Add Your ZSE18 Motion Sensor to SmartThings

There are a few different ways to add the Motion Sensor to SmartThings, but you'll need to complete the check-list below first in each case:  

This sensor works best with SmartThings when used with custom device handler. However, it will work great out of the box as a motion sensor without the handler. It takes 5 minutes to install it but it gives you access to advanced settings and bonus functionality like vibration reports. Here's how to install the handler

After you see the new handler appear in your list of device handlers, you can include the sensor to the network using two different methods: by Battery or USB. See the steps below depending on which app you're using:

Add the ZSE18 sensor to SmartThings, powered by battery:

For newer SmartThings app users:

  1. Keep the sensor's battery in the device for at least a minute
  2. Tap the plus icon in the home screen 
  3. Tap Device
  4. Tap "Scan nearby" (in the corner of the screen)
  5. While the app says "Scanning...", press and release the Z-Wave button 3 times quickly (the LED indicator will start flashing)

For Classic app users:

  1. Keep the sensor's battery in the device for at least a minute
  2. Click on Add Thing (or the "+" icon) in the SmartThings app
  3. Triple-click the Z-Wave button on the sensor quickly
  4. Here is how the sensor will display in SmartThings when running on batteries:

Add the ZSE18 sensor to SmartThings, powered by USB:

For newer SmartThings app users:

  1. Make sure the sensor is within direct range of SmartThings
  2. Connect the sensor to the USB cable and power adapter. Wait at least 30 seconds.
  3. Tap the plus icon in the home screen 
  4. Tap Device
  5. Tap "Scan nearby" (in the corner of the screen)
  6. While the app says "Scanning...", press and hold Z-Wave button for at least 5 seconds. Release the button as soon as the LED indicator starts blinking. If you hold it for too long, inclusion will fail.

For Classic app users:

  1. Make sure the sensor is within direct range of SmartThings
  2. Connect the sensor to the USB cable and power adapter. Wait at least 30 seconds.
  3. Click on Add Thing (or the "+" icon) in the corner of your app
  4. Press and hold Z-Wave button for at least 5 seconds. Release the button as soon as the LED indicator starts blinking. If you hold it for too long, inclusion will fail.
  5. This is how the sensor will display when it's included as a signal repeater on USB power:

If you're having issues adding the device to your hub, here's what to try. And let us know if you have any questions!

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