Motion Sensor (RF96PIRBMS) manual for Z-Wave

The following is an overview of the user manual for the Z-Wave product Motion Sensor (RF96PIRBMS)from Eaton. To view other Z-Wave products and manuals from Eaton follow that link.

  1. Overview
  2. Security
  3. Features
  4. Installation instructions


Motion Sensor
SKU Code
Eaton's Z-Wave Plus battery operated motion sensor is a versatile motion detector that can be triggered by movement or changes in light level when paired with your Home automation or a Security system.

• Detects motion in a space with in-built Passive Infra-red and Light Sensor
• When used with a compatible Smart Hub, get alerted on your smart phone or Tablet, trigger scenes or have lights come ON automatically
• CR123A Lithium Battery included with the product ~ expected battery life of 2 years
• Can be mounted using included screws or double sided tape
• 120° field of view with 1032 sq. ft coverage for Major motion
• Supports Z-Wave Plus functionality with S2 security certification
Version #
HW: 1 FW: 1.00:00.05 was the version certified
Certification #
Z-Wave Version


As a Z-Wave Plus certified product, Motion Sensor supports Z-Wave S2 security. The following security modes are directly supported:

  • S2 Authenticated
  • S2 Unauthenticated


Eaton describes Motion Sensor as having the following features:

  • Battery Quantity
  • Supported Notification Types
  • Battery powered using CR123A 1700mAh batteries
  • Color
  • Sensors
  • Firmware updatable via a compatible Z-Wave gateway
  • FLiRS capable
  • Supports Network Wide Inclusion
  • Supports Z-Wave Explorer Frames
  • Supports Z-Wave SmartStart allowing you to setup the product simply by scanning its QR code via

Installation instructions

After it has been included into a Z-Wave network, the sensor will go to sleep but will send a Wakeup
Notification Command periodically at preset interval to the controller. The Motion sensor will stay
awake for at least 10 seconds and then go back to sleep to conserve battery life.
The time interval between Wakeup Notification Commands can be set in the Wakeup Command Class
based on the range values below:

Minimum Wake Up Interval: 600s (10 minutes)
Maximum Wake Up Interval: 86400s (1 day)
Default Wake Up Interval: 14400s (4 hours)
Wake Up Interval Step Seconds: 600s (10 minutes)

Factory reset Motion Sensor

This procedure should only be used when the controller is inoperable:

1. Press the tamper switch 3 times within 1.5
seconds to put the unit into exclusion mode
2. Within 1 second of step 1, press the tamper switch
again and hold until LED is off (about 5 seconds)
3. Node ID is excluded. The device reverts to factory
default state and will be in auto-inclusion mode for
4 minutes

The sensor reports battery level. Following are the values:
20 - 100 will be displayed as battery %
0xFF indicates low battery

The sensor supports Auto Inclusion feature where it will automatically enter Inclusion mode when first
powered up after a factory reset.
1. Use a screwdriver to detach the rear cover.
2. Put a Z-Wave Controller into inclusion mode.
3. Insert 1 CR123 3V battery to the battery compartment with the correct polarity. The LED on the device should turn ON.
4. The Inclusion process should be completed when the LED stops blinking.
5. Do not refit the rear cover yet and proceed to the Testing section before mounting.

Note: If Auto Inclusion fails, refer to the Troubleshooting section regarding Manual Inclusion.

1. Put the Z-Wave Controller into Inclusion mode
2. Press the tamper switch 3 times within 1.5
seconds to put the unit into inclusion mode

1. Put the Z-Wave Controller into Exclusion mode
2. Press the tamper switch 3 times within 1.5
seconds to put the unit into exclusion mode

Please note that this is a user manual Motion Sensor from Eaton is provided as is and without warranty; all information contained herein is provided by the manufacturer or the certifying body. The information provided is for reference only and is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional advice. only warrants and is only able to support products purchased directly from us. If you have Motion Sensor and have not purchased it from us, please contact the manufacturer directly with any further questions you may have.