Fibaro FGMS-001 ZW5 Smart Multi-Sensor Review

By   September 13, 2016

Do you own a security camera that is not embedded with a motion sensor? Or, do you just feel the need for more motion sensors in your home? If you answered, “yes” to one or both of these questions, you may find the Fibara FGMS-001 Multi-Sensor appealing. Fibara can collaborate with your existing security system, making your home more secure from break-ins. The integrated Smart Technology provides a communication gateway from the existing router, to your iOS or Android device, and back to Fibara.

Fibaro FGMS-001 ZW5 Smart Multi-Sensor

Sensors

As mentioned above, Fibaro is embedded with a 4-in-1 multi-sensor. Well, this inertial sensor is actually an accelerometer. The accelerometer has many different applications in science and the production industry. For instance, they are embedded into drones to assist in flight stabilization. The accelerometer embedded into the Fibaro will not only detect temperature, light, motion, and vibrations, but it will also detect earthquake activity. If you are looking for a more advanced configuration, you may need to invest in the Fibaro controller, which is sold separately.

Fibaro App

The Fibaro app is embedded with multiple features that will enhance functionality. The bright LED pupil will light up to alert you of the triggered sensor. You can adjust the LED brightness/dimness level to suit your preferences, by accessing the app interface. Users can also adjust the motion sensor sensitivity to improve in distinguishability between a human and a small pet. The app is configurable so you can create scenes to where the triggered sensor, will correspond with your Smart lights, TV, sound system, and blinds.

Automated Alerts

Once you download the associated Fibaro app to your mobile device, you will have the world at your fingertips. Every time the sensor is triggered, an automated alert will be transmitted to your app enabled device or email inbox. The LED pupil will also light up, alerting you of an unexpected visitor or intruder. If you prefer an audible alert, you can access the app interface and activate the “sound alarm” feature.

Overall Assessment

Of course, the Fibaro Smart Multi-Sensor will not take the place of your existing home security system, but it will dramatically enhance its functionality. Fibaro will support various third-part z-wave enabled controllers, including Smarthings, Clare, Homeseer, Nexia, URC, HC Lite, and HC2.

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