Motion Detecting Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Walk Test?
You should perform a Walk Test after installing a new motion sensor to make sure it responds properly and won't cause false alarms. Learn about Walk Tests and how they work.
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Does a Honeywell VISTA 20P Support Motion Sensors?
A Honeywell VISTA 20P can support hardwired motion sensors. It can also support 345 MHz wireless sensors if a wireless receiver is added. Learn about motion sensors.
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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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