Pet Friendly Motion Detecting Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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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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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 I Turn Off the Pet Immunity on My Honeywell 5800PIR-RES?
Pet immunity cannot be turned off on a Honeywell 5800PIR-RES motion detector. Users who want to disable this feature should consider the 5800PIR instead.
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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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Do Wireless Motion Detectors Go Through 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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Why do my pets trigger my pet immune motions detectors?
Pet immune motion detectors have limitations and require special consideration before installation. Learn more about using motions when you have pets!
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