Honeywell 5800PIR-OD 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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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 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 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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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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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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