Fibaro Launch Innovative Z-Wave Motion Sensor

Fibaro Motion SensorFibaro have officially announced the latest addition to its line-up of products today, the new Z-Wave FGM-001 Motion Sensor.

The device detects motion and can be used as part of a security system to monitor your home when you’re out.  But it can also be actively used as part of a sophisticated home automation system too.

The new unit has four main features.  First it can detect even the slightest movement in the room with its motion sensor.  Second, the on board accelerometer can detect vibrations and changes in its position.  Third, the unit also houses its own temperature sensor to give you readings for the room and to contribute towards a heating control system. Fourth, it will measure the illumination intensity in your room with its on-board light level sensor.

The Fibaro Z-Wave Motion Sensor is on sale now for around £50.

By detecting movement and knowing whether a room is occupied, FIBARO can trigger security alerts and intruder alarms, allow parents to keep a watchful eye on their children, or even turn off electronic devices to save power and reduce fire risk whenever the room is unoccupied. If somebody attempts to tamper with the device, FIBARO can be configured to send you an alert or activate the house alarm. FIBARO’s sophisticated scene programming capabilities mean the possibilities are nearly limited….

With the advanced temperature monitoring functionality you can optimize your central heating and reduce bills. If you want to let your children fall asleep with the lights on, the sensor can turn them off once they’re fast asleep. The ability to meter the light levels in a room means FIBARO can adjust your lights as natural illumination levels change, ensuring optimum comfort and energy efficiency at all times.

In keeping with FIBARO’s revolutionary, fully-retrofittable architecture the Motion Sensor is battery-operated and communicates over the wireless Z-Wave Protocol – so there’s no need to install new cables or modify your home to accommodate it.

Fibaro Motion Sensor

fibaro.com  :  Available from Vesternet.com

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8 Responses to “Fibaro Launch Innovative Z-Wave Motion Sensor”

  1. Really glad that Fibaro are expanding their line of modules – i’m seriously considering using them for automation/security when we re-wire the house in a few months time.

    My only question would be… Did they purpously design it to look like the eye of Sauron? Much as I can see it being a talking point on a mantlepiece, I can’t imagine it being the most discreet bit of kit (as opposed to say, their module which can be wired in-line into the back of an existing PIR).

    Overall, looks like a technically good bit of kit… might give it a go!

  2. just realised what day it is… never mind! hahaha!

  3. Jamie Whitehorn April 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Umm – I think it’s genuine. Mark posted it on the 31st and it was announced on the 14th of Jan – http://www.vesternet.com/blog/2014/01/fibaro-motion-sensor-announced/#.Uzp3Ptw7ODo
    And there’s a video of it from 17th Jan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-1ke5sV6yQ

  4. Interesting how long it would last between batteries exchange?

  5. Thanks Jamie – I wasn’t sure if it was real or not! I’m intrigued as to what scenarios Fibaro expect the vibration sensor would be useful for (other than a moving door, window or vibrating washing machine!)? I know on their website it says tamper protection, but if you were mounting this in the corner of a room etc I doubt this would be much use…

    Would be interesting to see if it could be set up to invoke a scene if moved (i.e. pick up to turn off the alarm in the morning, etc).

    I suppose the battery issue would be based on how often its sending information back over the network – are there any specs anywhere with this sort of info?

  6. Michal

    Approximately 2 years at factory default settings

  7. I like this a lot but how is it different to the rest?

  8. I wonder if this can be used in a Uk unvented domestic heating system, something like register movement in room/ temp in room ensure remote radiator valves keep temp at certain level, no motion in the house – shut off boiler etc. Something like the heat genius system with fibaro and these neat looking eyes.