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Connecting your Bosch ISW-ZPR1-WP13 Wireless PIR Motion Sensor to SmartThings

Connecting your Bosch ISW-ZPR1-WP13 Wireless PIR Motion Sensor to SmartThings
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Synopsis: Follow these step-by-step instructions to connect the Bosch ISW-ZPR1-WP13 Wireless PIR Motion Sensor to your Samsung SmartThings Hub.
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The ISW-ZPR1-WP13 Wireless PIR Motion Sensor from Bosch Security Systems is a passive infrared detector that provides top-of-the-line detection with 79 zones with in 8 layers of sensing area. With exclusive technologies such as Pet Immunity up to 31 lbs and First Step Zone Processing, false alarms are eliminated.

ZigBee HA 1.2 certified, the ISW-ZPR1-WP13 makes a great addition to most Home Automation systems - alerting you if a window or door is opened, or if someone is approaching or intruding when you’re not home.

Connecting the ISW-ZPR1-WP13 to SmartThings is a quick and easy process when following the steps below. Let's get started!

What you'll need

Pro Tips

  • Using a computer or tablet is recommended during setup for easier navigation.
  • Have your Sensors ready to pair out of the box by following directions 1-7 before they arrive!

Connect to SmartThings

  1. Sign in to your SmartThings Developer API account using YOUR SmartThings App login information.
  2. In the Developer API, go to My Locations, click your location name, and sign in.
  3. Click the My Device Handlers tab.
  4. Click the "Create New Device Handler" link located on the upper right of the page.
  5. Click the "From Code" link located on the left side of the page.
  6. Copy the update code from this page.
  7. Paste the copied code into the text box on the Developer API web page, click "Create", click the "Publish" button, and select "For Me". If you see the message "Device type published successfully." then you may close the Developer API browser window.
  8. Set your ISW-ZPR1-WP13 to discovery mode. (See instructions included in box.)
  9. Use the SmartThings App to search for and install your motion sensor(s).
  10. Sit back and relax knowing your home is now protected by the ISW-ZPR1-WP13 Wireless PIR Motion Sensor from Bosch Security Systems!


Comment below with any questions you may have and we'll do our best to assist you!


1. Why does my Bosch Motion Sensor continue showing up as a "thing"? I cannot get it to pair properly.
If your Bosch Motion Sensor continues to show up as a "thing" in discovery mode, this usually indicates that the device was put into discovery mode before the device handler was created. Please follow the Connect to SmartThings instructions above in the order they are written up to step 8. At that time, (1) remove the “thing” from your SmartThings app and (2) reset the sensor according to the instructions in our Troubleshooting section below.

2. I completed the Connect to SmartThings instructions and put the device into discovery mode but my sensor is not seen by the SmartThings App.
If this happens, please try to reset your sensor according to the instructions in our Troubleshooting section below.

3. I can't sign in because my hub isn't showing up on My Locations in the Developer API. What can I do?
If you find your hub is not listed under My Locations, its likely you're not using your current login and password info from your SmartThings App. Please create a new account using your SmartThings App login information.


Having trouble connecting your device? Follow these steps to remove your device in SmartThings and reset factory settings.

To remove the device in SmartThings

  1. Go to the "thing" representing the sensor.
  2. Click its gear button.
  3. Remove the device.

To reset the detector to factory default settings

  1. Unlock and open the detector.
  2. Remove only the top battery from each of the battery compartments.
  3. Press and hold the tamper switch.
  4. Reinsert the batteries in the following order: battery on the right side first, battery on the left side second.
  5. Release the tamper switch within 4 seconds after the batteries are reinserted.
  6. Slide the detector body onto the base. Do not lock the detector at this time.

If you continue having trouble with this device, please contact Technical Support for assistance.

Need help installing your ISW-ZPR1-WP13?

Download the Bosch ISW-ZPR1-WP13 user manual for instructions on mounting and activating your device, here. (PDF)

Learn more about SmartThings

  • For more on the Samsung SmartThings Hub, click here.
  • Consult SmartThings Support, here.
  • Or connect with the SmartThings Community for ideas and tips on how to use Home Automation to further customize your Smart Home!

Using your ISW-ZPR1-WP13 with another Smart Hub?

Let us know in the comments along with any helpful links you may have used to get connected.

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Comments on Connecting your Bosch ISW-ZPR1-WP13 Wireless PIR Motion Sensor to SmartThings

Tom Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:37:18 PM
Confirmed working with custom device handler with smartthings.

Motion detection is almost realtime 1-2 seconds delay.
I had to adjust temperature "-3"
It takes 4x AA and is a bit hard to insert, tight fit for regular AA.
It's a little bit bigger and heavier than other PIR I own.

I like the fact it reports motion almost in an instant compared to my Aeotec PIR which only does once in a couple minutes.
Housing is sturdy but a bit bulky and heavy.
Overall, It's a good buy.
Anton Tuesday, May 9, 2017 09:08:18 AM
I can't get the motion sensor to pair. Does this need to be done manually, and if so what do I type in? It does not work automatically in pairing mode. Not sure if it matters but my Smart Things hub is v1
Yes, you will have to pair the Bosch motion sensor manually to the SmartHub. The steps in the in the "Connect to SmartThings" section above should be followed step-by-step in that order to get a connection.
Nate Friday, May 5, 2017 08:18:32 PM
Thanks for the directions. This was great for helping me setup my Bosch motion sensor.
Shane Saturday, April 1, 2017 12:20:57 PM
Hi I followed the directions and the motion sensors seems to pick up movement ok but they show as 0% or 1% battery even after changing batteries, any idea why?
Please contact support@mydigitaldiscount.com with your issue for further problem solving, thank you.

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