can also work well in a perpendicular alignment. Dry-fit test the sensor before sticking. If you don’t have pretty good wifi & bt signal, don’t expect consistent results.
So far so good after 5 days. Overall bought Govee for IFTTT compatibility to other devices in future.
So one thing I didn't see in the feature list... this actually keeps a log of when the sensor is triggered. If you think your roommates/ family/ parents are going in your room or something you could use this to track when your door was opened so you can confront them about it with an exact time and date.
And if you want to be less subtle about it, you can make all the LEDs in your room start flashing red, then use one of their plugs to turn on a very loud stereo configured to play Skyrim fight music and the bandit line saying "Never should have come here!" xD
The configuration system is great in the app.
I just got this sensor, but so far it works fine. It came with a fully charged battery, even though the product info says the batteries aren't included. It was easy to install and set up. It does not work with Alexa or any other smart home integration, and it doesn't send notifications when the device is triggered. It does keep records of the device being triggered, but I haven't figured out a way for it to result in actual notifications. It seems like it is more designed for "if/then" style commands, such as turning on a light when a door is opened. And if you want "if/then" commands to happen based off of the sensor, then the other products must be GoveeLife brand. None of that is a problem for me as that is exactly what I wanted this sensor for, and I have other Govee Life products. I bought this for my walk-in closet. I have it connected to a smart bulb so that when I open the closet door, it turns on, and it turns off when I close the door.
I really like the GoveeLife app and integration. It's super easy to control all of your products with one app, and Alexa integration is a snap, as well (for products that will work with Alexa).
The magnet here is 1)4" away from the sensor (and 1/4 turned from having the lines match up) and it still works. The 1/4" gap seen in the photos is necessary for the latch to move when operated. I didn't think this would work, but it does. Govee sensors require that you have at least one other device to act as a hub, so I got a 4 pack of Govee smart wall plugs. A phone and WiFi are requirements. But the great advantage of putting this sensor on this night lock is that you can check from anywhere in the house to make sure it's locked, and there are going to no "false positives" to make you think the door is secure when it really isn't. You must clean the lock surface with some strong solvent because it is sure to coated with oil. This sensor arrived with a dead battery , but the cells for it aren't expensive.
used these magnetic operated switches on exterior doors (garage too)
at the present time i use these switches to turn on lights,
now to see what other items i would like to operate