Fibaro Sensors – Issue with FGMS-001 (Z-wave+) Motion Sensor in Vera UI7

Hi folks,

Back with the installment of some issues that I’ve hit with some of the sensors recently and the way to resolve it till a new firmware is released from Vera Control. As a popular motion, temp, light sensor, Fibaro Motion Sensor (FGMS-001) has been a popular sensor of choice in home and offices, be it the functionalities that it provides as well as the looks of the sensor.


The previous version of Fibaro FGMS-001 (on Z-wave v1) has always been easier to install due to the simplicity of the device maps found in Vera and the intensive updates of the sensors issues. With the introduction of Z-Wave+, security is improved with AES 128bit which also means that there are more things to cover during the inclusion / exclusion process. Probably some of you have realised that if you placed your devices further away from VeraEdge for example, the configuration takes longer to finish. Apparently FGMS-001 faces similar issue and also device maps seems to be back-dated and hence this article is here for your reference in case you hit the issues that I’ve faced.

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When you start adding FGMS-001 into VeraEdge, you will likely be seeing these devices by default. This is added using “Add Generic Device” option and using “Add Sensor” option and choosing “Fibaro FGMS-001” usually experiences a time-out in the latest firmware on VeraEdge.

Below are the steps to map the correct information so that the sensors works properly. Mainly it will be the motion sensor that does not work properly. The rest eg light and temperature sensor should be fine.

Step 1: Go into device called “Sensor” / Advance Settings and you should see the device fields below.

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Step 2: Key in the following:

device_type: urn:schemas-micasaverde-com:device:MotionSensor:1
manufacturer: Fibaro
Model: FGMS101
device_file: D_MotionSensor1.xml
device_son: D_MotionSensor1.json

Step 3: Go back to the main page. On the left hand side there are options. Choose Apps / Develop Apps / Serial Port configuration and click on Reload Luup as shown below.

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Step 4: The sensor should be updated with Motion Sensing capabililies after the reload.

You might see a Generic IO device but you can ignore it as it’s a dummy (non-activated) sensor that detects tampering but it’s not in-use for now.


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