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November 20, 2019 | Niels Laan | Aeotec, Motion sensors

Aeotec Multisensor 6

We have already provided the Aeotec multisensor 6 with a review in the past, but this was a while ago.

Time for an update.

Aeotec is a veteran on the market and they have been making wireless home automation products for more than 12 years. This multi-sensor has been on the market for less than 12 years but has been around for a while. So he should work well with the different controllers.
This multi-sensor from Aeotec has no fewer than 6 different sensors built-in. It is therefore not just a motion detector.

Motion sensor

With this sensor you can detect movement through the built-in PIR. Like all PIRs, it responds to the temperature difference between the environment and the object. This heat is not visible to the naked eye but this PIR can detect it. This detector is a nice addition to your alarm system and of course to automatically switch devices on / off. It has a range of 5 meters and a viewing angle of 120 °.

Temperature measurement

The temperature of the room can be measured via the built-in temperature meter. He can measure the temperature between -10 and 50 ° C. There is also a possibility to correct the temperature via a parameter.

Light sensor

There is a light meter built in to automatically switch your lighting on and off when it gets dark. This makes it possible to measure the amount of light and switch on this basis. This way you prevent your lighting from burning unnecessarily. Measurements can be made between 0 and 3000 lux.

Humidity sensor

If you hang this sensor in your bathroom, for example, it is possible to measure the amount of moisture. You could, for example, let your fan switch on automatically if the room becomes too moist.

Shock sensor

The shock sensor is built in to register movement of the sensor. You can use this as a tamper alarm, so that the alarm goes off if a burglar tries to take your sensor.

UV sensor

Finally, there is also an ultraviolet sensor. This makes it possible to measure the amount of solar power. In addition to being able to determine whether your sunscreen should be lubricated, you could, for example, automatically lower your sunscreen.


This sensor has support for Z-Wave Plus and S2 Z-Wave standard. This includes the following:
- Lower energy consumption (up to 66%)
- More bandwidth (faster data transfer)
- Improved "heal" options
- A firmware upgrade can be performed (over air)
- Improved security

Different ways of confirming
The sensor is so light that you can attach it with the supplied tape. A bracket is also included to hang it in a corner. In addition, a bracket is available to hang it on your ceiling.

"You can also use a thread"
Unique to this sensor is that it can also be powered via a USB cable. Very nice that this is possible, this saves batteries again. A very flat USB cable of 1.5 meters is included. Unfortunately, an adapter is not supplied with it.

You can of course also use it via a battery (CR123a). There is even room for 2 batteries so you don't have to change as quickly. According to Aeon Labs you only have to replace the batteries after 2 years.

Teeny tiny
This multi-sensor is really super small, it is only 42mm tall. They did very well. The color is matte white and it only weighs 76 grams. At the front there is a led which indicates the status and which is used for adding. More about this later.

Can also be used outside
You can also use this sensor outside, but then Aeon Labs advises to switch off the PIR. In addition, it is recommended to hang it under a canopy. He only has an IP20 certification.

What do you get:

- Multi sensor 6
- Manual (English)
- 1.5 m USB cable (very flat)
- Suspension bracket
- 3M double-sided tape
- 2 screws

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We will install this sensor on the following controllers:

- Homey by Athom
- Zipato Zipatile
- Fibaro Homecenter 2
- Vera Plus
- Domoticz (in collaboration with the Aeon Labs USB Z-Wave stick)
- Home Asssitant (in collaboration with the Aeon Labs USB Z-Wave stick)

"You can also use a thread"

Unique to this sensor is that it can also be powered via a USB cable. Very nice that this is possible, this saves batteries again. A very flat USB cable of 1.5 meters is included. Unfortunately, an adapter is not supplied with it.

You can of course also use it via a battery (CR123a). There is even room for 2 batteries so you don't have to change as quickly. According to Aeon Labs you only have to replace the batteries after 2 years.

Teeny tiny

This multi-sensor is really super small, it is only 42mm tall. They did very well. The color is matte white and it only weighs 76 grams. At the front there is a led which indicates the status and which is used for adding. More about this later.

Can also be used outside

You can also use this sensor outside, but then Aeon Labs advises to switch off the PIR. In addition, it is recommended to hang it under a canopy. He only has an IP20 certification.

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