Passive Infrared Motion Detecting Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Range of My PIR Motion?
Every passive infrared (PIR) motion has its own range and field of vision. The range for one PIR motion can be considerably different from that of another. It is very important that you use a PIR motion with an appropriate range for the situation. Find out the range of your PIR motion.
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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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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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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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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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What is the Best Long-Range, Wireless Indoor Motion Sensor?
For long-range motion detection, the best wireless indoor sensor is arguably the Honeywell 5800PIR-COM. By using its included long-range curtain lens, the device offers an impressive range of 100 by 20 feet. This makes it a great motion sensor for long, narrow areas that require complete protection.
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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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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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Can Vibration Cause False Alarms on a 5800PIR-RES?
Normal vibration will not cause false alarms on a 5800PIR-RES motion detector. This is because the device uses passive infrared detection to recognize motion.
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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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