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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

Odd Friday, June 3, 2022 10:44:36 PM
ST cannot see the motion detector at all but Alexa will connect no problem every time. I brought the Alexa Echo right next to the sensor. I'm at a loss.
Greg Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:45:02 AM
Have had this for a year. Constantly going offline after a day or two. Remove batteries to reset and goes back online only to go back offline as stated. Using correct Device Handler and shows up as SmartSense Motion. Batteries at 80%.
We apologize for any inconvenience. If you'd like to contact support@mydigitaldiscount.com, we'd be happy to exchange your sensor for a new one to see if anything improves.
Tony Sunday, July 12, 2020 02:16:29 PM
Instructions worked fine - thank you
Steve K Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:47:39 PM
These sensors are amazing! I have a Samsung SmartHub Firmware Version 000.030.00005
Hardware Version Hub v3 US and they work fine. Just make sure to carefully follow the directions for setting up using your SmartThings Developer API Account. The light doesn't blink when there's motion but that's not an issue for my applications.
Butch Monday, November 4, 2019 08:15:33 PM
Hi I have a ISW-ZPR1-WP13 which I purchased a few years ago and it's connected and works flawlessly. Because that one worked so well I purchased a few more but now I can't get them to pair with ST. What I try to "Add a Thing" it never finds it despite following the reset protocol on the detector. I tried it on a brand new V2 hub and same issue. Please help.

That is strange. With recent SmartThings updates, there may be a workaround we’re unfamiliar with to get your new motion sensors connected.

We ask that you please check with the SmartThings Community forum found in the link below. Their experts are much more versed in these types of issues. If they fail to come up with a resolution, you can always request an RMA using our contact form link below.

SmartThings Community: https://community.smartthings.com

Contact form: https://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/contact
Duncan Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:56:47 AM
I bought 16 Motion Sensors. Followed the setup and connect instructions, Half of them paired to the ST hub, the other half did not. Of the 8 that paired, all report temperature, and all report motion by flashing the light in the walkaround test, but only 2 report motion (ide live logging) to ST in normal operation. Any suggestions?
Those are certainly some interesting issues. Before we deem any of them defective, please check with the experts on the SmartThings forum found in the link below. They're much more versed in workarounds for these types of cases. If they fail to come up with a satisfactory solution, you can request an RMA using our contact form, also linked below.

SmartThings Community: https://community.smartthings.com

Contact form: https://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/contact
Tony Dang Monday, March 4, 2019 08:57:51 PM
Is there a way to disable the 3 minute lockout after motion is detected? I'm using it to turn on lights and would like it to be monitoring constantly.
Unfortunately, no. Bosch motion sensors only have 1 timeout option.
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.


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