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Aeotec MultiSensor 6 is a Gen 5 IoT device full of smart features which is perfect for your smart home.
It measures motion, humidity, light, temperature, vibration and UV all from a very small form factor. Powered by long life battery and with low battery drain, you can trust this multi sensor to go on for months without changing batteries.
You can also power your multi sensor via mains power using the provided 1.5 metre USB cable so you don't have to change battery ever again.
It is the perfect IoT sensor as part of your DIY Home Security System.
One tiny device packed full of intelligence.
A smart home is only truly smart when it's intelligent. A smart home has to offer more than a schedule; it has to react to what's occurring in a home in real-time.
Aeotec MultiSensor 6 is the foundation of a modern smart home; within its perfectly small exterior lies all the technology for real-time intelligence.
6 sensors. 6 times the smarts
Motion for security. Motion for presence. Motion for management. Aeotec MultiSensor 6's motion sensor is perfect for more than just an intelligent security system. With a 5 metre range and a 120° field of view, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 captures motion data that can be used for everything from security to heating management to energy saving. Knowing if a room is occupied or a hall is being used is a powerful piece of data - Aeotec MultiSensor 6 makes your home automation system more powerful and more intelligent.
From motorised curtains and windows to fans and thermostats, there are a lot of ways that you can use Z-Wave to keep the temperature of a room absolutely perfect. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 provides the intelligence to do just that. Within each sensor is an incremental temperature sensor capable of accurately measuring between -10~50°C (14 to 122°F) and reporting temperature changes back to a smart home gateway.
Automated lighting is only as smart as the system that powers it. With Aeotec MultiSensor 6's real-time, digital light sensor measuring the level of light in a room, your home control system will be able to intelligently maintain its ambiance. From opening and closing curtains, to setting lights to be the perfect level be it day or night, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 is the smarts behind smart lighting.
Spaces such as bathrooms and kitchens can be too humid, while some environments are often not humid enough. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 offers incremental monitoring of humidity ranging from 0% to 100%, allowing for the intelligent automation of fans, motorised windows, dehumidifiers and humidifiers. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 monitors your home on such an infinitesimal level so that your home management system can make your environment truly perfect.
It measures the environement it's in, and it also measures itself. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 contains a seismic sensor capable of detecting and reporting event-based vibrations. Those slight changes can be used to protect Aeotec MultiSensor 6 - it'll know if an intruder is tampering with it or if the sensor has accidentally moved from its place of installation. They'll also be able to detect seismic activity within your home.
Perfectly managing an environment means understanding it perfectly. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 accurately measures ultraviolet light; the kind of light that causes everything from furniture bleaching to eye damage. Measured inline with the World Health Organisation's UV Index, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 measures a room's UV level so that an environment can be managed through curtains, shades and lighting, and so that health and property recommendations can be made.
Not all multi sensors are created equal
There are multi sensors and then there are MultiSensors. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 isn't just a redesign of Aeotec's most intelligent sensor, it's a complete reengineering from the inside out. Aeotec didn't just tweak our first multi sensor, they redefined it.
Now more secure, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 offers tamper protection, constantly monitoring itself to warn of movements or attempts to prevent it securing your home.
For superior accuracy, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 can be calibrated for every room and every environment with manual calibrations wirelessly available for its temperature, humidity, light and UV measurements.
Half the batteries
Four different AAA batteries have powered past MultiSensors. Despite doubling the battery life of Aeotec MultiSensor 6, Aeotec has reduced the number of batteries that power it down to just 2.
Measuring light between 0 lux to 30000 lux, gone is the analogue light sensor with it replaced in Aeotec MultiSensor 6’s with real-time, digital measurements.
As it secures and monitors your home, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 is now itself secure. Communication between the sensor and your Z-Wave network is now encrypted using the AES-128 bit data encryption.
4 times the life
Forget changing your batteries a few times a year. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 now works up to 2 years before you need to change batteries, offering 4 times the battery life of the first MultiSensor.
Lighter and easier
Easier to install in all sorts of ways, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 weighs 50% less than the first MultiSensor making it installable even with a double sided tape.
Sometimes smaller is better. Completely redesigned and reengineered, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 is 70% smaller and 100% more elegant.
Further and faster, Aeotec MultiSensor 6's wireless signals now reach 50% further, up to 150 metres, and 250% faster.
Aeotec has searched the world for the best sensors to power its 6 sensors. Aeotec MultiSensor 6's specialist sensors are now sourced from leading companies in Switzerland and the USA.
Wherever you are in the world, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 speaks your language. Imperial Fahrenheit joins Celsius in the new sensor.
6 in 1
Amazing things come in smaller packages. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 offers 6 different sensors, with UV and vibration sensors joining light, humidity, motion and temperature sensors.
Simple to install in so many ways
Because it's capable of capturing so much useful data and offering so much intelligence to your smart home, there are a lot of places you might want to install Aeotec MultiSensor 6 within your home. Yes, the traditional ceiling-corner location is one of them. But because it's now 70% smaller than previous MultiSensors and weighs only 74 grams, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 can now be installed almost anywhere.
Used as a beam sensor, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 will monitor confined spaces and corridors up to 5 metres wide.
Perfectly graded at just 3.5°, Aeotec MultiSensor 6's tapered sides make the perfect installation as simple as placing it on a shelf.
How small can Aeotec MultiSensor 6 be? Install it in a ceiling using the recess mount accessory (sold separately) and Aeotec MultiSensor 6 will take up only 1.2cm of space.
The traditional motion sensor gets an intelligent upgrade. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 can be installed up to 5 metres off the ground with a 120° motion.
Not just small. Perfectly small
Creating an object designed to secure and manage your home takes precision. It also takes subtlety. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 is perfectly small. Its beautifully tapered, 42 mm body allows it to be used anywhere within the home, but its design and styling hasn't been crafted simply to be attractive.
A squared base allows Aeotec MultiSensor 6 to offer a battery life of over 2 years, the best of any Z-Wave motion sensor. Rounded edges distance Aeotec MultiSensor 6 from the ocular, security camera styling of the round MultiSensor Aeotec pioneered and that feels invasive in this age of privacy.
Aeotec MultiSensor 6 has been designed to be more than beautiful; it's been designed so that its presence in a room is never obvious. Subtle is smart.
Smart sensor. Smart accessories
The perfect sensor comes with the perfect accessories. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 offers 4 different accessories and tools, each designed to make the installation of the sensor perfect for your home.
Install Aeotec MultiSensor 6 in a ceiling or wall cavity with a recessor (sold separately) and just 12 mm will extrude. Features magnetic clasps for simple removal of the sensor.
Find out more more about Recessor Mount.
Discrete and for corner installations, the mounting arm allows you to rotate Aeotec MultiSensor 6 up to 360° and refine its field of view by up to 50°.
After 2 years you won't have to change batteries if you power Aeotec MultiSensor 6 via mains power using the provided 1.5 metre USB cable.
Weighing only 74 grams, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 can be easily installed with just the provided double sided tape from 3M.
Your home's intelligence will depend on it, and so might its security, so Aeotec MultiSensor 6 needs to be powered by the best battery configuration possible.
Aeotec MultiSensor 6 has been engineered to use two CR123A batteries. Their Li-MnO2 chemistry offers up to 2 years' battery life and 3,000 mAh of power capacity in a super compact size that's only 17mm / 0.6" in diameter.
Perfect battery life isn't perfect for every installation. For all those times, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 can be run on mains power. Simply connect it to your home's electricity using the provided USB cable and Aeotec MultiSensor 6 will be able to run in an advanced mode, providing temperature, humidity and light readings in real-time.
There's small, and there's perfectly small. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 is the latter.
It's possible to engineer devices to be too small, limiting their functionality and creating performance and safety issues. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 avoids all that, offering the perfect balance between form and function.
Within its 42mm body sit 5 different PCBs, 6 different sensors and the capacity for over 2 years' of battery performance. Better still, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 includes a perfectly engineered antenna that can accurately perform up to 150 metres / 492 feet point-to-point.
Sensor technology gets more impressive every day. Your smartphone benefits from it, and now your home can too.
Aeotec MultiSensor 6 has been precision engineered based on a very simple premise: for a smart home to truly be smart it has to be intelligent. Really intelligent.
Around that idea Aeotec has built a sensor that offers your home 6 key points of intelligence that Z-Wave smart home systems can use to make truly smart decisions.
And then Aeotec made Aeotec MultiSensor 6 even better.
Use outdoor intelligence. When installed in a waterproof & anti-condensation enclosure, you can use Aeotec MultiSensor 6's non-motion sensors outdoors.
When run on batteries, Aeotec MultiSensor 6 will send low battery warnings to your Z-Wave gateway before it's time to change them.
Its 2 year battery life is fantastic. But power it by cable and Aeotec MultiSensor 6 can make even more accurate and more frequent sensor measurements.
Designed and calibrated to be as accurate as possible, Aeotec MultiSensor 6's six sensors are fine tuned to have accuracy variations that are as little as only ±0.2%.
Aeotec MultiSensor 6 is sensitive to change. But it might be too sensitive for your needs. You can decrease or increase the sensor's sensitivity from your Z-Wave gateway.
Its security features are themselves secured. Aeotec MultiSensor 6's AES 128 bit wireless encryption is complemented by anti-tamper and drop sensors.
An intelligent sensor that will keep getting more intelligent, you can update Aeotec MultiSensor 6's settings and firmware using wirelessly.
Every Aeotec MultiSensor 6 is calibrated by Aeotec engineers for precision. And you can calibrate it too, adjusting the values of its sensors to be precise for your home, indoors and out.
An intelligence and security sensor needs to offer reliable wireless. Aeotec MultiSensor 6 does. Its fine tuned antenna means that it can communicate with other Z-Wave devices up to 150 metres / 492 feet away.