With the launch of the Philips Hue App 5.0, the Dutch manufacturer has introduced a new Security Center. In addition to the new Hue Secure cameras and Hue Secure contact sensors, the Hue motion sensors, which have been available for a long time, also get a new task there.
If the system is armed, which is usually the case when you are not at home, you can receive a push message on your smartphone when a motion detector detects a movement – i.e. something may be happening in the house that should not be happening.
There is one exception, however: unlike the white Hue indoor motion sensor, the black Hue outdoor sensor is not compatible with the Hue Secure system. But why not? Philips Hue now provides an answer:
“Outdoor Sensors are not supported as part of the Secure System. If the Outdoor Sensor is exposed to bright light, e.g. bright sunlight, it may trigger a false motion detection,” the manufacturer cries.