Motion Detecting Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Interior Follower Zone?
When a zone is set to interior follower, it will trigger an alarm if the sensor is activated while the system is armed away. Learn more about the interior follower Response Type.
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What is a PIR Motion Sensor?
Passive infrared (PIR) technology is the most common method for detecting motion. This involves looking for changes in infrared energy. Learn about PIR motion sensors.
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Do Cats Set Off Motion Detectors?
Animals can activate motions if they are able to get in their direct field of view. This is usually the result of a poor installation. Learn more about pet-immune motion sensors.
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Do Alarm Motion Sensors Work Through Glass?
Motion sensors detect changes in infrared (IR) energy. This cannot be done through modern glass, so motion sensors do not sense through glass. Learn more about PIR motion sensors.
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Do Motion Detectors Work Through Windows?
Motion sensors are usually unable to detect motion through glass. The infrared energy needed to activate a motion won't easily pass through glass. Learn more about motion sensors.
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Do Motion Sensors Work in the Dark?
Passive infrared motion sensors work by detecting changes in infrared energy. This allows them to work in the dark, Learn more about motion detection sensors and how they work.
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How Does a Pet-Immune Motion Detector Work?
If a motion detector is pet-immune, it can be set up in a way that it will not activate because of a small animal walking by. Find out more about pet-immune motion detectors.
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Can I Use Motions with a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
Any wireless motion sensor will work with the IQ Panel 2, as long as it operates at a wireless frequency that is compatible with the system's daughterboard. The standard daughterboard accepts the 319.5 MHz frequency, but there are also others. Find out which motions work with the IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Add an IQ Motion to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
An IQ Motion can be added to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 by putting the system into its auto-learn mode for enrolling new sensors and then activating the IQ Motion. The sensor will then be added to the system, and its settings can be configured. Find out how to add an IQ Motion to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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Where Should I Install My Motion Detector?
There are several things you should keep in mind when choosing a location for a motion detector. The ideal location for a motion detector is in the corner of a room and away from any windows. The device should be placed 6 to 8 feet off the ground. Learn more about where to install a motion sensor.
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