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Tradfri Motion Sensor

I can’t find why the ikea motion sensors are not supported. They just launched a new cheaper motion sensor with IP44 rating. The old one i couldnt find either.

Does anybody know why this is?

I think you just answered you own question.
“They just launched…”.
It takes time to implement new hardware.

No sorry, i also mean the old motion sensor that is out for months.

The motion sensor is a steering device, which means that it directly communicates with light bulbs. I think Homey’s Zigbee implementation cannot handle these devices (the same is true for the 5-button remote, which also isn’t supported; I don’t know what makes the rotating dimmer special, because that device is supported).

I read about a hack where someone paired the motion sensor with a bulb that had its LED’s removed (so it wouldn’t light up, but it would still update its on/off status to the controller; it was basically used as a proxy the communicate the state of the motion sensor).

This is the new model it has an slightly bigger sensor


Would like to see that added to the app.


Support for new IKEA products is not the priority i think…
I haven’t got any mail or reaction back

Here it is paired as a unknown zigbee device

Emaild them athom again