Outdoor Motion Detector (SP-816) manual for Z-Wave

The following is an overview of the user manual for the Z-Wave product Outdoor Motion Detector (SP-816)from NEXA. To view other Z-Wave products and manuals from NEXA follow that link.

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


Outdoor Motion Detector
SKU Code
The SP-816 Outdoor Motion Detector is a Z-Wave PlusTM enabled device and is fully compatible with any Z-WaveTM enabled network. The device can be set up in a Z-Wave network to communicate directly with other end devices such as lighting controllers, or to report directly to a Z-Wave controller (usually a gateway).

This outdoor motion detector is primarily designed for outdoor lighting control application. It features a PIR motion detector to detect movement in a protected area and a lux sensor for determining brightness of its surroundings. It comes with a built in timer to set the duration for light turn on. The lux level and the timer can be set through knobs on the device itself.

If the PIR detects motion when lux level falls below a preset setting, the device will transmit a signal to turn on the outdoor lighting (or indirectly through gateway) and then later turns it off when its timer has elapsed.

This device can also be used as a basic motion sensor for indoor security application.
Version #
HW: 1 FW: 1.01:02.01 was the version certified
Certification #
Z-Wave Version


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

  • S2 Authenticated
  • S2 Unauthenticated


NEXA describes Outdoor Motion Detector as having the following features:

  • Battery powered using 1.5V AA batteries
  • Firmware updatable via a compatible Z-Wave gateway
  • Outdoor Use
  • Battery Quantity
  • 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

SmartStart location

SmartStart QR code's location as follows: Note: If you are connecting this unit to a Z-Wave Controller that utilizes the S2 security protocol, you
may be asked to enter a 5 digit Device Specific Key (DSK) that is unique to each unit by your controller.
This can be found in one of two places:
- on the QR code label on the back of the unit
- on the insert card inside the packaging

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.

After it has been included into a Z-Wave network, the detector will go to sleep but will send a Wakeup Notification Command periodically at preset period to the controller. The Motion detector will stay awake for 10 seconds at least and then go back to sleep to conserve battery life.

Factory reset Outdoor Motion Detector

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.

Please note that this is a user manual Outdoor Motion Detector from NEXA 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. ZWaveProducts.com only warrants and is only able to support products purchased directly from us. If you have Outdoor Motion Detector and have not purchased it from us, please contact the manufacturer directly with any further questions you may have.