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Strips battery tested and verified by Qoitech

Strips battery tested and verified by Qoitech

Energy efficiency is essential when developing IoT devices. Test equipment for energy consumption is complex, costly and accessible only to a small number of hardware specialists, making testing a time-consuming development step for most companies.

The expected battery life of IoT products depends on battery capacity and hardware setup, but also to a large extent on system behavior. In order to verify expected battery life, testing must be carried out on a live system. Testing should be minimally invasive, and correctly capture and present how the system behaves during a representative time period.

This case study outlines the results of Strips battery life tested using the Otii system by Qoitech –  an easy-to-use, affordable tool for energy optimization in apps and IoT devices.

Strips, developed and marketed by Sensative AB, are wireless magnetic sensors that invisibly mount on windows and doors to indicate if they are open or closed. They are battery powered and communicate using the Z-Wave network protocol.

Sensative Strips Guard sensor battery test

Two separate measuring sessions were carried out with the Strips units in the environment shown below; one with direct communication between the Strips and the gateway, and one session with communications via a Z-Wave extender.

Both sessions include simulating 12 open and 12 close events during the 24-hour measuring period. These events will each trigger a radio transmission. All Z-Wave devices will additionally report their status periodically. In the case of Strips, the default is every 24 hours.

Result

Using the Otii system makes measuring even a very dynamic system such as Sensative Strips easy and straightforward. The low quiescent current between active periods can easily be measured, and selecting a region in the graph will instantly show the detail and amount of energy consumed within it.

With the Otii system, we have been able to confirm that under the given assumptions Strips have a battery life of 10 years or even more in typical Z-Wave network.

However, as can also be seen using the Otii system, communication between wireless devices in a large network environment is complex, and low signal strength, or repeaters, would have an impact on battery performance.

Patented

Sensative Strips are protected by one or more of the following patents:

Sweden: SE 537 509
USA: 9,953,496
Europe Patent Pending

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Some Strips are weatherproof. What does this mean?

Can I paint Strips with different colors?

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Does metal/aluminum affect Strips Functionality?

How to remove Strips

Strips Guard Magnet Position Guide

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Resetting

Removing Strips from your Z-Wave network

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Troubleshooting

Strips gateway compatibility list

How to create a stable Z-Wave network

Strips does not work with my Gateway. What should I do?

Does metal/aluminum affect Strips Functionality?

Strips Blink test

If a device doesn’t pair

How to remove Strips

Troubleshooting guide

How to manually wake-up Strips

How to remove/exclude your Strips Z-Wave

How to reset your Strips

Tech

Strips gateway compatibility list

Where do I mount Strips Guard?

How to create a stable Z-Wave network

How is Strips powered?

What is the expected battery life?

I have lost the magnet. Can I use another magnet instead?

Can I replace the battery on Strips when it is done?

Is the battery rechargeable?

Strips Guard for Z-Wave Manual

Strips Z-Wave 500 series Limited Warranty

How can I maximize Strips battery life?

What range should Strips be from my gateway?

Strips battery tested and verified by Qoitech

Integrating the Strips Guard door/window sensor with Home Assistant

Strips General

Where to buy

Strips manual

Strips Guard for Z-Wave Manual

Getting started

Strips gateway compatibility list

How to manually add your Strips Z-Wave 500 series

How to auto-add Strips Drip

How is the battery lifetime affected by the usage of routing devices to extend the range?

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How to manually wake-up Strips

Mounting

Some Strips are weatherproof. What does this mean?

Can I paint Strips with different colors?

Is it possible to move Strips?

Does metal/aluminum affect Strips Functionality?

How to remove Strips

Resetting

Removing Strips from your Z-Wave network

How to remove/exclude your Strips Z-Wave

How to reset your Strips

Troubleshooting

Strips gateway compatibility list

How to create a stable Z-Wave network

Strips does not work with my Gateway. What should I do?

Does metal/aluminum affect Strips Functionality?

Strips Blink test

If a device doesn’t pair

How to remove Strips

Troubleshooting guide

How to manually wake-up Strips

How to remove/exclude your Strips Z-Wave

How to reset your Strips

Tech

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Strips gateway compatibility list

How to create a stable Z-Wave network

How is Strips powered?

What is the expected battery life?

I have lost the magnet. Can I use another magnet instead?

Can I replace the battery on Strips when it is done?

Is the battery rechargeable?

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Strips Z-Wave 500 series Limited Warranty

How can I maximize Strips battery life?

What range should Strips be from my gateway?

Strips battery tested and verified by Qoitech

Strips Drip: how to turn off temperature & light reporting to extend battery life

Strips Comfort and Drip Temperature Report Statistics

Strips General

Where to buy

Strips manual

Strips Drip for Z-Wave Manual

Getting started

Strips gateway compatibility list

How to manually add your Strips Z-Wave 500 series

How to auto-add Strips Comfort

How to use LUX report levels to create scenes

How is the battery lifetime affected by the usage of routing devices to extend the range?

What should I keep in mind when setting up my Strips?

How to manually wake-up Strips

Mounting

Can I paint Strips with different colors?

Is it possible to move Strips?

Does metal/aluminum affect Strips Functionality?

Where do you mount Strips Comfort?

How to remove Strips

Resetting

Removing Strips from your Z-Wave network

How to remove/exclude your Strips Z-Wave

How to reset your Strips

Troubleshooting

Strips gateway compatibility list

How to create a stable Z-Wave network

Strips does not work with my Gateway. What should I do?

Does metal/aluminum affect Strips Functionality?

Strips Blink test

If a device doesn’t pair

How to remove Strips

Troubleshooting guide

How to manually wake-up Strips

How to remove/exclude your Strips Z-Wave

How to reset your Strips

Tech

Device Handler for Strips Comfort/Drip

Strips gateway compatibility list

How to create a stable Z-Wave network

Strips Comfort Report Settings

How often is Strips Comfort reporting ambient light?

How is Strips powered?

What is the expected battery life?

How is Strips Comfort reporting ambient light & temperature?

I have lost the magnet. Can I use another magnet instead?

Can I replace the battery on Strips when it is done?

Is the battery rechargeable?

Strips Comfort for Z-Wave Manual

Strips Z-Wave 500 series Limited Warranty

How can I maximize Strips battery life?

What range should Strips be from my gateway?

Strips battery tested and verified by Qoitech

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Strips Comfort and Drip Temperature Report Statistics

Strips Comfort Ambient Light Report Settings

Strips Comfort Temperature Alarm Settings

Strips General

Where to buy

How to use LUX report levels to create scenes

Strips manual

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