Honeywell 5800PIR-COM Frequently Asked Questions

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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Which Security System Sensors Work Best for Business Alarm Systems?
Alarm systems in businesses can use the same security sensors that are used with systems in residential locations. Find out which security system sensors work best in businesses.
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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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How Do I Turn Off Alarm Reporting for a Honeywell 5800 Series Motion Sensor?
Alarm reporting for a Honeywell 5800 Series Motion Sensor can be turned off through zone programming. This will instruct the system to not send out a distress signal to the central station if an alarm event involving that sensor were to occur. Learn more about alarm reporting on 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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