Wireless Curtain Motion Sensors
Curtain motion sensors are good for applications where only a thin detection signal is needed. This is good for detecting movement in a particular section of the room rather than throughout an entire area. For example, you might use a curtain motion sensor if you only want to monitor for someone coming in or out of a room. Another possibility is that you want to determine if someone is entering a particular section of a room, but you don't want to monitor for movement throughout the entire room.
The thing to understand with curtain motion detectors is that they still utilize the same standard passive infrared (PIR) motion detection process that most motion sensors utilize. The only difference is that a curtain motion sensor will have a very thin detection signal. This as opposed to classic motion sensors, which will scan across a wide, open area. For most situations, a standard motion sensor will work just fine. But there are those times when you want to detect movement across a small, particular area. That is where curtain motion sensors can come in handy.
A very common application of curtain motion sensors is to place one at the doorway for a room. This will allow the motion sensor to effectively monitor for anyone entering or exiting the room. Meanwhile, moving throughout the rest of the room will not cause the sensor to activate. There are many cases where monitoring the entryway is effectively just as good as monitoring the entire room. If there is no other way for a person to enter that room, then that curtain motion sensor in itself will provide a reliable form of monitoring for the general area.
Remember, these motion sensors are great for when you want to just monitor a particular room section. The advantage with these devices is that people will still be able to move throughout the other side freely. So if only one side of a room is off-limits, then a curtain motion sensor can really come in handy. They are also useful for checking to see if a person comes or goes from a particular room. At the same time, any activity throughout the rest of the room will be ignored by the curtain motion detecting sensor.
As wireless curtain motion sensors, these devices all communicate with alarm systems at particular wireless frequencies. You need to make sure that the wireless curtain motion sensor you select communicates at a frequency that is compatible with your system. These sensors must be programmed with alarm systems in order to function. This involves assigning each sensor to its own wireless zone. The zone will have programming instructions so that the system knows how to respond when the sensor is activated.