Ecolink Z-Wave PIR Motion Detector

Ecolink Z-Wave PIR Motion Detector on a Blue Wall

Motion detectors can serve a lot of purposes in your smart home automation system. Whether it’s security or energy saving or convenience, motion detectors help you make your smart home system that much smarter. But in order for them to provide the kind of support you expect, you want to make sure that the detector is not only high quality but compatible with the rest of your smart system.

Check out this great motion detector from Ecolink which has a lot of great features and is very widely compatible.

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Features and Benefits

You’ll be happy with this device as soon as you get it because it’s super easy to set up. There’s no drilling required! Just mount them and get started. Using Z-Wave technology, it is compatible with a wide range of smart control systems including:

  • SmartThings
  • Staples Connect
  • Nexia
  • Vera
  • Piper, and;
  • HomeSeer

This makes it highly compatible with many different smart home systems so if you are getting this to add on to an existing system, it will integrate seamlessly.

It is battery powered which is usually considered a potential drawback (who wants to replace batteries all the time?) But in this case, the included batteries are super powerful and the device itself is super energy efficient so those same batteries can last you up to 6 years! So you get the ease and simplicity of wireless without the hassle of replacing or recharging batteries all the time.

One of the features that truly makes this motion detector stand out from the rest, though, it is the pet immunity. A major inconvenience can be false triggers from a pet walking within range.

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That’s especially annoying when you are using the detector as part of a security system. You don’t want to trip the alarm or get repeated notifications to your phone every time your dog or cat walks in front of the detector.

So this detector resolves that issue by providing 3 separate pet modes (based on the size of your pet) so that you can tell it to ignore the movement of your pets.

Potential Drawbacks

While it is widely compatible with a lot of devices, we should point out that there are some systems that it doesn’t work with. Those systems are:

  • 2Gig
  • Home Depot Wink
  • Interlogix
  • Napco
  • ADP Pulse, and;
  • Honeywell

If you are using any of the above systems, this detector will not integrate with it. However, if you’re not using any of those or you haven’t gotten any system yet, this will not be an issue for you at all.

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Final Verdict

Overall, this is one of the most powerful, effective, and reliable smart motion detectors you can get. So as long as you have one of the many different smart home systems that it works with, you will be very satisfied with this addition to your system.

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