PowerG Pet Friendly Motion Sensors
Motion detecting sensors are some of the most common devices used with security systems. These devices let the control panel know when there is movement in the building. The system then responds based on the programming settings for that zone. Most motion detectors will use programming settings that cause immediate alarms when the system is Armed Away. This is commonly known as an Interior Response Type, and it allows occupants to move freely throughout the building when the system is Disarmed or Armed Stay. Other programming settings like Perimeter or Interior With Delay may also be used.
PowerG Motion Sensors use wireless communication to send signals to the panel. These signals are sent at 915 MHz. The system will need a compatible wireless receiver to support these sensors. Some systems that support the PowerG Motion Sensors include the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus Systems and the DSC PowerSeries Neo Panels. These sensors can be auto-enrolled with the system. Auto-enrollment is recommended because it helps ensure that the sensor is communicating properly with the panel. Please note that PowerG Sensors follow a fairly unique pairing process that involves holding down an enrollment button through a certain number of LED light cycles.
A great aspect of PowerG Motion Sensors is their impressive signal range. Depending on the alarm panel, a PowerG Motion Sensor can communicate from up to 2 kilometers away in open air. This is some of the best range in the entire industry, which makes these sensors perfect for large complexes and areas with many obstacles. You can even add a PowerG Repeater to effectively double this range. Remember, this range is dependent upon which panel you are using.
If you have pets, then using pet-friendly motion detectors can be very important for avoiding false alarms. A pet-friendly motion sensor will ignore small animals that move close to the ground, while still detecting any person walking upright. In order for a pet-immune motion sensor to work properly, it must be mounted corrected. This means mounting it from a proper height and angle. A pet-friendly motion sensor should also not be mounted towards any object that a pet my climb upon.
Remember, pet-immunity does not mean that it is impossible for a small animal to activate. If a pet climbs on top of a couch and gets within the sensor's field of view, then the sensor will still activate. You need to carefully consider the mounting location of any motion sensor if you plan on using them with pets. You will also want to avoid placing motion sensors towards vents or air ducts that could cause false alarms. Other possible sources of false alarm include curtains, ceiling fans and heavy sun light. Most PowerG Motion Sensors use passive infrared (PIR) technology to detect movement.