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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

Edgar Monday, November 5, 2018 10:10:39 PM
I'm trying to create an automation routine but the Smartthings doesn't shown the Boch sensor, the sensor is already pair and working but i would like to create an action when it detects motion but I'm not able to do it. Do you know id I need to add other code ?
Please refer to the "Connect to SmartThings" and "FAQ" sections of this blog post to try getting the Bosch sensor to show in SmartThings. If the issue persists, we suggest also asking the SmartThings Community forum for assistance as many there have firsthand experience with this sensor and better knowledge of possible workarounds.

Bruce Tuesday, July 31, 2018 11:38:16 PM
I am able to pair it with ST, however, when I clicked the device name in the app, it says: Can't connect to device, Check device and try again.

I delete and create handler a few times and same result.
That is an interesting issue. Before we deem the sensor defective, please check with the experts on the SmartThings forum as they may have a solution for this issue.

EJ Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:54:03 PM
No matter what I do I can't get it into pairing mode. I follow the instructions to reset, Remove top batteries, hold down tamper, insert right battery then left battery, release tamper switch, it still will not go into pairing. Anyone else have this problem?
That's strange, have you tried the SmartThings Forum? We know they have a number of users with experience using the Bosch PIR motion sensors. It's possible one of them may be able to better help shed some light on this issue.

Hope Monday, April 2, 2018 03:08:44 AM
I still cannot pair this device. Step 6 : Copy the update code from this page. The page is blank. Am I missing a step?
We apologize for any confusion. The code can be copied from the url below.

Satish Lepakshi Sunday, January 28, 2018 01:56:34 PM
Where can we buy the mounting brackets B328, B335 and B338. Which is the easier one to mount
You can find Bosch mounting brackets on Amazon via the links below.

B328: http://amzn.to/2BAXyqB
B335: http://amzn.to/2Em1ZZh
B338: http://amzn.to/2BCfIIh
James Williams Tuesday, January 2, 2018 12:22:10 PM
I had absolutely no issues pairing. I had no issues with walk test. However, with both sensors I have purchased, no motion is detected after the walk test. I am obviously not the only person with this problem. If you go to the Smartthings Community Forum, there are dozens of complaints with the same issue. Why can't you just publish a solution instead of directing everyone to contact customer support?
The issue is after the initial setup, the motion sensor no longer blinks when picking up motion. The only way to see the motion history is to look in the logs in the smartthings app.
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Joe Bolanos Thursday, December 14, 2017 09:48:00 PM
My sensor is seen and paired as Bosch PIR motion detector. However once it starts the led doesnt turn on when motion is detected and then sudddenly becomes erratic not always detecs movement .... what should i do? Have resetted the device couple of times aleady.
We’re sorry to hear that! Please email info@mydigitaldiscount.com with more details and our tech support team will be happy to help troubleshoot this issue.
Kaushal Tuesday, December 5, 2017 02:16:02 PM
same here.. everything works during installation, even walk test is successful but there is no motion detected after the setup is complete!! Was anyone able to resolve this? Please help
We're sorry to hear that you're having connection issues. Please feel free to email info@mydigitaldiscount.com with more details and our tech support team will be happy to help troubleshoot this issue.
Long Tran Tuesday, October 10, 2017 06:46:03 PM
I have the same problem with the motion sensor as Donald. It detects motions for about 5 minutes. After about 5 minutes, it no longer detects any motion. I have 2 of them and they both stop detecting motion after 5 minutes. Are there any specific steps I can try?
Contact support@mydigitaldiscount.com

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