Motion Detecting Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Set Up a Pet Alley Lens On a PIR Motion?
Installing a pet alley lens on a PIR motion is very easy. First remove the front cover and the support frame. Then take out the old lens and install the pet alley lens. Make sure the new lens is properly aligned. Finally, reapply the frame and cover. Learn more about replacing a PIR motion lens.
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How Does a Microwave Motion Detector Work?
A microwave motion detector constantly sends out microwave signals. These signals bounce off of objects to return to the sensor. If no motion is present, then the timing of these signals will be consistent. Motion will disrupt these signals and trigger an alarm. Learn more about these sensors.
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What is a Microwave Motion Detector?
A motion that uses microwave technology will send out microwave signals to determine the structures in a room. The signals will bounce off the structures and return to the sensor with precise timing. A change in this timing means that motion is present. Learn more about microwave sensors.
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Microwave vs. Passive Infrared Motion Detectors
Two of the most common methods for detecting motion are microwave sensing and passive infrared technology. These two methods are both highly effective in detecting motion, but they operate in completely different manners. Learn more about microwave vs. passive infrared motion detection.
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How Do I Prevent Pets from Setting off My Motion Detectors?
It can be very troubling when a pet sets off your motion detector. When this happens, it can cause costly false alarms and major inconveniences the end user. Luckily, most sensors can be adjusted to prevent this from happening. Learn how to prevent pets from setting off your motion detectors.
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How do I Install the XCVR2 on my 2GIG GC3 Alarm Panel?
The XCVR2 is not compatible with the 2GIG GC3, instead, install the XCVR3-GC3 to support the Image2-GC3 image sensor. Read on to see how it installs.
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How do I Setup the Honeywell 5800PIR-RES on a Lynx Touch?
In order to setup a Honeywell 5800PIR-RES motion detector, you must first program the sensor into your security panel and then install it onto a wall.
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How do you add a 2GIG PIR1-345 to the 2GIG GC3?
The 2GIG PIR1-345 can be added to the 2GIG GC3 security panel through system programming. You will need the installer code to access system programming.
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Honeywell IS-3035 vs DT8035 Motion Detector?
The difference between the IS-3035 motion and the DT-8035 motion is that the DT-8035 uses PIR and microwave to detect motion. Learn about the two devices.
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Do Wireless Motion Detectors Work Through Window Glass?
Most RF motion detectors use PIR (passive infrared) technology, which cannot "see" through glass . To learn more, check out the rest of this article.
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