Outdoor 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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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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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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What is the Best Honeywell Motion Sensor?
Honeywell offers several security sensors that are designed to detect motion. The best one really depends on the type of setting that it will be used in. Once you consider the application of the sensor, you will be able to determine the best one for your needs. Learn more about motion sensors.
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Do Animals Set Off Outdoor Motion Detectors?
It is possible for an animal to set off an outdoor motion detector. For this reason, the settings for the device should be optimized to ignore animals. Continue reading to learn more.
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What Is the Best Honeywell Motion Detector for Big Areas?
For large area motion detection, we recommend the Honeywell 5800PIR-COM. This motion detector boasts a 60' by 80' range, making it great for large areas.
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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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What Is the Best Outdoor Wireless Motion Sensor?
The best outdoor wireless motion sensor is the one that works the best for your particular situation. Find out the options and decide which one is best for you.
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How do I set up Night Stay zones on a Vista-P Panel?
Allowing some motions to arm at night, while others are bypassed.
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