So, i feel a little stupid…
I recently bought a second Fibaro MutiSensor (FGMS-001) to make my porch light smart.
It didn’t feel smart to place it outside, because it can be stolen very easily, but also because of the weather (cold, rain).
So i placed it directly after the glass window in the front door… and… that doesn’t work
Is this logical? Is there a way (or sensor) which is able to sense through glass?
Not just limited to fibaro, all IR motion sensor (a.k.a. PIR, what 95% of the sensors are, 100% for z-wave and zigbee) will not work through glass.
Glass, especially the newer ones, are specially designed to stop most, if not all, InfraRed. (also what makes the sun’s rays warm)
So your motion sensor will only see 1 big black image.
well, there are z-wave outside motion sensors (from philio and steinel) or have seen some people just tape over the edge, and apparently that made them “water proof” enough if it is placed a bit protected from the elements