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    I created the device handler, but why isn't SmartThings recognizing my device correctly?

    If you already installed the SmartThings device handler for your Dome Product, but it's still not recognized as it should be (e.g. a "Dome Leak Sensor" is recognized as a "Door/Windo...

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    Can I use the Leak Sensor outside?

    The Leak Sensor is not designed for outdoor use.  However, with some careful planning, you might be able to use it outside safely.  There are a few things to keep in mind when using Z-Wave devices ...

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    Can I control my Smart Valve using the Leak Sensor?

    The easiest way to automatically close your smart valve when the Leak Sensor detects water is to use a home automation Hub like Wink, SmartThings, or Vera.  The Hub will let you control and monitor...

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    Can I use the Leak Sensor in a Sump Pump?

    Yes!  Our Leak Sensor is perfect for monitoring sump pumps.  To use in a Sump Pump, mount the sensor in its cradle and dangle the Remote Sensor Probe inside the Sump Pump pit.  Make sure the probe ...

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    Can I use the Door/Window Sensor in a safe?

    Yes!  The Door/Window Sensor can be used inside a safe.  You just have to figure out how to mount the magnet and sensor so they are secure and the magnet can trigger the sensor.  Also, you have to ...

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    How can I improve my Z-Wave network coverage?

    Z-Wave networks are unique in wireless protocols in that it's designed to be continuously improved and modified.  Here are a few steps you can take to get the most out of your Z-Wave system: Make s...

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    Using the Dome Leak Sensor with Vera

    Since we are not yet officially integrated with Vera, the Dome Leak Detector is recognized out of the box in Vera as a Motion Sensor (see figure 1.) To pair, click "Add a Device" in the D...

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    Mike T. created an article,

    Using the Dome Motion Detector with Vera

    Even though we are not yet officially integrated with Vera, the Dome Motion Detector is recognized out of the box in Vera as a Motion Sensor and Light Sensor (see figure 1.) To pair, click "Ad...

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    Mike T. created an article,

    How does the Motion Detector actually detect motion??

    There are a few different technologies products use to detect motion.  Our Motion Detector use "passive infrared sensors" to figure out when there is motion.   To understand how that work...

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    Mike T. created an article,

    Can I use my Door/Window Sensor Outside?

    The Door/Window Detector is not designed for outdoor use.  However, with some careful planning, you might be able to use it outside safely.  There are a few things to keep in mind when using Z-Wave...