Best indoor Motion Sensor?

What is the reason for changing the Neo Coolcam to the Aqara?

The Aqara: It doesn’t seems like it has the lux reporting? Is that correct?

you can find plenty on aliexpress

It reports lux but it only triggers when there is motion. Other sensors triggers on lux change even with no motion but not for the aqara.

Testing it. Sometimes even the coolcam het stuck. Someone on this forum said it would even work better

Philips hue (zigbee)
Very small and looking good.
Dont eat a lot of batteries.
Via the hue bridge working fine, good and quick response. But not a lot of adjustments
Directly linked to homey (without bridge) the spresponse sometimes takes very long (should be solved by the long awaited zigbee rewrite) but the app provides a lot of adjustment to the sensor (min/max samole time etc)

So when youuse themon the bridge working fine.
Without the bridge,only usable if fast response is not required.

Update: just noticed a new post that states the app has a new owner.
And I see a new verions being created :

Got that one. You can also find this on aliexpress

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Hi aagaards,
Probably a stupid question but what the lumen detection is for ?
to report a motion only under certain lumen condition ?
Which usage would you have ?

Thank you for your question.
My plan is to create flows based on lux-value and geo-presence (turn on light when lux vakte is X and Im at Home).

And a flow based on lux-value and motion.
Eg: im not at Home but my parentes take Care of children - when a certain lux-value is true and motion is detected, then the lights turns on

My best experience - Philips Hue with Hue Bridge… Homey and Zigbee are not the best of friends at best. But with the bridge I’ve had no issues.

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my best experience will be for sure the Hue motion sensor.
I had a couple of aquara sensors, but the where not the best way for what i want to do with it.
As Kaz said, Homey and there own Zigbee network are not the best friends.

Every light and sensor in our home is Philips Hue and so far the best dissision we made.

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I use 2 with an adaptor for 220v - never need to change batteries! I like that it measures humidity, presence and temperature. I use them to trigger lighting, floor heating and central ventilation.

Theres no stupid questions at the forum…
I use the lux measurement (lumen detection) to switch on the lights in my zones.
WHEN lux is changed AND lux is higher than X THEN turn off the light
WHEN TIME=06:00 AND lux is lower than X THEN turn on the lights
WHEN Motion AND lux is lower than X THEN turn on the lights

In fact I use more of my hue motion detectors for lux measurement only. Not evenusing the motion…

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I have the Fibaro motion sensors. Works perfect for motion. Temperature seems to work fine, but lumen detection is terrible.
I also use Philips Hue and their motion sensors. They seem flawless.
Other differences with these two:

  • Fibaro waits 30s before stopping to report motion, hue after 5s.
  • Fibaro is €60 and Hue is €40.
  • haven’t used the Hue sensors without the Hue bridge though…
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Works fine for me. Adjust the parameters for you need.

Can also be changed.

For me, the Fibaro Motion Sensor is best MS I ever have used.

Yes, I know. The problem is the battery drainage when changing those thresholds. Which brings me to a very important difference I forgot to mention: Fibaro runs on CR-123, Hue on AAA.

My hacked Aqara motion sensors (5s reset) run on CR2032’s, and have been for more than a year now.

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I have the exact same experience. I like the pricing of aqara, but the lx sensor is not really useful for me because it doesn’t update by itself.
Hue motion sensor (with bridge) are stable, responsive and the lx sensor works very well. I have 7 of them in my home. I use them for flows to auto-turn-on lights when it gets dark. Combined with Heimdall alarm, it’s a pretty nice security motion detection system.
The only downside is the price. But as with other hue products, you get what you pay for.


I use a lot of Fibaro stuff and I am very happy with that, these work great with Homey.

I have two of the Fibora motion sensors in action for detecting motion that triggers a light to switch on. In one of the scenarios it ONLY does that when the lumen are below a set value.
This all works perfectly fine, and I have not had to replace the batteries yet ( in use for close to a year now).