Wireless Motion Detecting Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

How Does a Motion Detector Work?
Generally, a motion detector will function using one of two technologies. These technologies are passive infrared sensing and microwave doppler radar. Some motion sensors are dual-tech and utilize both of these technologies for detecting motion. Learn more about how motion detectors work.
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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 Outdoor Motion Sensor?
For a long-range outdoor motion detector, we recommend the 5800PIR-OD. This motion features a weather-resistant design that makes it tremendous for outdoor use. The device can detect motion at a range of up to 40 feet away, and a user can change the sensor's sensitivity by adjusting its pulse count.
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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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How does a Honeywell 5800PIR Work?
By using passive infrared (PIR) technology, the 5800PIR is able to detect the presence of intruders. The device is activated whenever a change in infrared energy is detected, signaling that an intruder is present. The pulse count of the 5800PIR can also be changed in order to adjust its sensitivity.
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What Brand of PIR Motion Can I Use with a VISTA 20P?
The Honeywell VISTA 20P can use any hardwired 12Volt DC passive infrared (PIR) motion detector, and any Honeywell 5800 series wireless motion sensor. Wired motions will require a 4-wire connection to the panel. Wireless motion detectors will require a wireless receiver to be used.
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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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What Loop Number Does My Honeywell 5800 Series Wireless Device Use?
Different 5800 Series wireless devices use different, and in some cases, multiple loop numbers. Shown is a list of commonly used devices and their loop numbers.
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Do the Honeywell Lynx Systems Require RF Line of Sight?
Honeywell Lynx Systems never use line of sight. RF communication does not require line of sight. Lynx panels use RF to communicate with 5800 Series devices.
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