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Integrating the Strips Guard door/window sensor with Home Assistant

This is an extract of the excellent article by Fredrick Biering about setting up and integrating the Strips Guard by Sensative with Home Assistant.

Read the full article here.

strips guard review FredrickBiering

The Strips Guard is overall easy to setup and integrate into Home Assistant. The sensor is plain without any flashing exterior, which makes it blend in nicely with most environments.

The Strips Guard is a general door/window-sensor which communicates over the Z-wave protocol. It has a thin design, and can easily be mounted between a door/window and it’s corresponding frame. It also claims a ten year battery-life. My particular use-case was to monitor and include a door in some automations, to which the Strips Guard seemed to be a nice fit.

Setting up the sensor

Initially I wanted to mount the sensor between the frame and the door. Sadly, the gap between the two was too narrow, and in the end I had to mount the sensor directly on the inside of the door.
Initially I thought the gap between the two magnets would be too wide, but this turned out not to be an issue.

Z-wave

Adding the sensor to Home Assistant was just a matter of adding a new node to my existing Z-wave network. I use the standard Z-wave component and Aeotec Z-stick for my setup.

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