Honeywell 5800PIR 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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Will a Honeywell 5800PIR Motion Activate an Audible Alarm?
In most cases, a Honeywell 5800PIR Motion Detector will cause an audible alarm if it is activated. This is dependent upon sensor and system settings. Learn about the 5800PIR.
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What is a PIR Motion Sensor?
Passive infrared (PIR) technology is the most common method for detecting motion. This involves looking for changes in infrared energy. Learn about PIR motion sensors.
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Do Alarm Motion Sensors Work Through Glass?
Motion sensors detect changes in infrared (IR) energy. This cannot be done through modern glass, so motion sensors do not sense through glass. Learn more about PIR motion sensors.
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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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How Does a Pet-Immune Motion Detector Work?
If a motion detector is pet-immune, it can be set up in a way that it will not activate because of a small animal walking by. Find out more about pet-immune motion detectors.
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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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How Do I Turn Off Sensor Supervision for a Honeywell 5800 Series Motion Sensor?
Sensor supervision on a 5800 Series Motion Sensor is used by an alarm system to check-in with the sensor and make sure that it is within range and communicating properly. Turning this off will have the panel not look out for any check-in signals from the sensor. Learn more about sensor supervision.
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