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Lutron's Caséta Wireless Smart Motion Sensor is now available to help light the way

Lutron Caseta Wireless Motion Sensor in front of a bathroom setting
Lutron Caseta Wireless Motion Sensor in front of a bathroom setting (Image credit: Lutron)

What you need to know

  • Caséta Wireless Smart Motion Sensor is available now at Amazon.
  • Motion Sensor has a 180 degree field of view and 10 year battery life.
  • Sensor works with other Caséta accessory such as light switches and dimmers.

Announced back at CES 2020 in early January, Lutron's Caséta Wireless Smart Motion Sensor is now available for purchase on Amazon (opens in new tab). Lutron's motion sensor gives owners of Caséta Wireless light switches and dimmers a hands-free way to turn on the lights just by entering a room.

The Caséta Wireless Smart Motion Sensor features a 180 degree field of view and passive infrared sensors that detect heat to determine activity within a room. Lutron claims that its motion sensing technology, dubbed XCT, can deliver 3x finer motion detection, making it more accurate and more responsive than offerings from competitors.

Lutron's sensor is completely wireless, connecting via RF to the company's Caséta Smart Bridge, and is powered by a small CR123 battery. Lutron states that users can expect up to 10 years of battery life with the included battery. Lutron also includes various mounting options, such as a corner bracket, in the box for easy placement around the home, but it is rated for indoor use only.

Unfortunately, it appears that the sensor does not integrate with Apple's HomeKit or other smart home platforms at this time. This limits the sensor to only working with Caséta accessories for the foreseeable future, which does put a damper on what looks to be a solid device.

In addition to the motion sensor, Lutron's upcoming Smart Wireless Repeater (opens in new tab), which was also announced at CES, is available for pre-order on Amazon, with an estimated shipping date listed as within 1-2 months. A vacancy only variant of the motion sensor is also in the works, which is slated for release (opens in new tab) later this year.

Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit. If you wish to join him on his quest to automate everything, you can follow him on Twitter at @itschrisclose.

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