What we liked:
- Long batter life
- Has lux sensor
- Great wall mount which is also magnetic
- Very fast
- Pet sensitivity
What we did not like:
- Twice more expensive compared to Sonoff motion sensor
- Frequent questions about Philips Hue Indoor Motion Sensor
- Using Philips Hue Indoor Motion Sensor with Home Assistant
Frequent questions about Philips Hue Indoor Motion Sensor
Can you configure when the sensor will start reporting no motion?
Yes, there’s a setting in the app that says “when there is no motion after ___ minutes” the quickest setting is 1 minute. Then from there 2,3,5,7,10, and increments up to 60.
Does Philips Hue Motion Sensor come with lux sensor?
Is Philips Hue Indoor Motion Sensor pet sensitive?
Can it be used outdoor?
Can you use the more than one sensor with the same lights?
Using Philips Hue Indoor Motion Sensor with Home Assistant
As we mentioned, this is probably one of the best sensors to use if you happy to invest a bit more for flexibility and ease of use.
How to connect to Home Assistant
Issues and tips
Overall it works well with Home Assistant, but some users report of a high response time (see forum post). There are number of solutions, but the easiest is to use if with Node Red. Also connecting it directly with home assistant server via zigbee stick might resolve the issue (again, see best hardware for home assistant for recommendations)
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