Wireless 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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How Do I Find the Serial Number on a Honeywell 5800PIR-RES?
The Serial Number for a Honeywell5800PIR-RES can be found on a sticker on the back of the sensor. It can also be found by programming it into a panel. Learn about the 5800PIR-RES.
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How Do I Walk Test a SiXPIR?
The easiest way to walk test a SiXPIR is to activate Walk Test Mode from the Lyric Panel. You can also activate it using the flashlight method. Learn how to Walk Test a SiXPIR.
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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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