We’ve had an Aeon Labs Z-Wave MultiSensor 6 since the summer and with the recent addition of a SmartThings hub in the Automated home we’re finally able to Probier es aus.

In contrast to so many smart home products over the years this unit looks good and a quick visit to the Aeon Labs website shows they care about design.

The sensor is an optimal size, small enough to be unobtrusive, big enough not to be fiddly or low-cost looking.

In der Box

In addition to the unit itself there’s a USB power cause run it from the mains. You’ll need to bring your own USB power supply and batteries (2 x CR123A) are not included either (Aeon labs claim up to 2 years battery life). When run on USB power the sensor operates in an advanced mode supplying temperature, humidity and light readings in ‘real-time’.

Importantly it also comes with its own mounting arm, something thats typically omitted with similar sensors. It’s small and while not perfectly adjustable in all axis it will suffice for most. It’s light weight (74g) indicates it can be mounted with the included double sided sticky tape for comfort too.

There’s also an optional recessor accessory available to allow it to be mounted vertically into a ceiling.

In Benutzung

There’s a little indentation on the rear or the plastic shell of the multisensor and at first it’s hard to understand how this can do anything. but it pushes on a button on the rear of the pcb to initiate the Z-Wave inclusion mode. Our SmartThings hub found the Multisensor 6 ideal away.

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So what can the Multisensor measure? Well it’s a talented little guy and it can provide the following six readings…

Light Level

We made a decision to employ it in our kitchen, primarily to bring a light on when there’s motion (120° PIR) as well as monitor the temperature in there.

We have several temperature sensors in some rooms now and they’re normally within half a degree of each other. however the Multisensor 6 seems to read around 5°C  hotter than it must in the Automated Home. This only seems to happen when being powered by the USB lead though, not the batteries. Presumably something is heating up internally with the unit when using USB power and throwing it out of whack.

With the lux level reading you could create some a lot more finely controlled lighting logic, rather than merely counting on a Dark or Light flag. The humidity value could add some logic to bathroom fans and dehumidifiers.

It’s hard to know which controllers support the “Ultraviolet” sensor (but that’s a whole different story), and even what you’d really do with that UV Index data if you had it.

Vibrations are detected with the ‘seismic sensor’, and this is also employed to detect tamper.

The M6 uses the latest Z-Wave Plus 5th generation chip-set giving it improved battery life, wireless range, bandwidth and security.Aeotec say its signals now reach 50% additionally (up to 150 metres) and are 250% faster. It’s been totally reliable considering that we added it to our Z-Wave mesh network.The M6 is IP20 rated and Aeotec say you can use it outdoors for 5 out of its 6 functions (the motion sensor is the one they don’t support for exterior applications).

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Aeotec Multisensor 6, Z-Wave plus 6-in-1 motion, temperature, humidity, light, UV, vibration sensor ,No battery, White
6-in-1 Z-Wave plus MultiSensor: motion, humidity, temperature, light lux, UV, vibration sensor.
2 year battery life. motion sensor : With a 5 meter range and a 120 degree field of view
Super-small at 1.8 inches. Can be installed in corner, in-wall, on shelf or in downlight.


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The Aeon Labs Multisensor 6 is handsome, economical and clever. A near-perfect Z-Wave PIR and temperature sensor, with the perk of vibration, humidity and light level thrown in.

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