Wireless Motion Detecting Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

Do Wireless Motion Sensors have Batteries?
All wireless sensors use batteries to remain powered on. This is important for allowing them to communicate with an alarm control panel. Learn about wireless sensors.
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How Do I Add a DSC LC-124-PIMW PIR/Microwave Motion to a DSC Impassa?
The DSC Impassa has a wireless enrollment mode for learning-in wireless devices like the DSC LC-124-PIMW. Learn how to enroll an LC-124-PIMW Motion Sensor with a DSC Impassa.
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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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How Do You Delete a Honeywell Wireless Device?
First, enter zone programming. Next, set the zone type to "Not Used". Finally, confirm you want to delete the zone. Learn how to delete a wireless device from the system.
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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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Does a Honeywell 5800PIR-RES Motion Light Up?
A Honeywell 5800PIR-RES Motion will light up when it is in its walk test mode. The sensor will automatically activate this mode whenever it is first powered on. In this mode, the sensor will display a red LED light upon detecting. Learn more about walk test mode on a Honeywell 5800IR-RES.
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How Do I Add an IQ Motion to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
An IQ Motion can be added to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 by putting the system into its auto-learn mode for enrolling new sensors and then activating the IQ Motion. The sensor will then be added to the system, and its settings can be configured. Find out how to add an IQ Motion to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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How Many Wireless Zones Are On an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
A Simon XTi or XTi-5 will support up to 40 wireless zones. Two of these 40 zones can be hardwired or wireless, but the other 38 can only be wireless. These systems will support wireless sensors that operate at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. Learn more about the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5.
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How Do I Add a Wireless Motion Sensor to an Interlogix Simon XT?
A wireless motion sensor can be added to an Interlogix Simon XT System in the same manner as virtually any other wireless sensor. The sensor must communicate at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz in order to communicate with the system. Learn how to set up a motion with an Interlogix Simon XT.
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