DSC BV-300

Bravo® 3 PIR Motion Detector

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The DSC BV-300 Bravo 3 is a motion sensor that works using passive infrared (PIR) technology. The device uses multi-level signal processing and temperature compensation to detect human IR energy in any temperature. Purchase the DSC BV-300 Bravo 3 PIR Motion Detector from Alarm Grid.
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The DSC BV-300 Bravo 3 PIR Motion Detector is a hardwired sensor that can consistently detect motion across its coverage area. The device is designed to pick up motion that is caused by humans, while also ignoring motion that is caused by other sources. Its max coverage range is 40 feet.

As a passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor, the BV-300 works by looking for changes in infrared energy that are caused by motion. The device uses multi-level signal processing (MLSP) to accurately detect the IR energy signal of a human intruder. And with temperature compensation, the device will work properly even when the temperature in the room is close to that of the human body.

Other features for the Bravo 3 include an LED light, four interchangeable lenses, adjustable sensitivity and wall and corner mounting. Please note that the BV-300 is the non-digital version of the Bravo 3 Motion Detector. DSC also offers a digital version of this same sensor, the BV-300D. Additionally, there is also the BV-300DP, which provides pet immunity of up to 60 pounds.

Brand: DSC

Excellent Wired Motion!
Submitted on 12/18/2019 Alarm Grid

The DSC BV-300 Bravo 3 is a hardwired PIR motion sensor. The device looks for changes in infrared (IR) energy that occur with movement. It alerts the system upon detecting a change in IR energy that is determined to be from a human. The sensor uses "multi-level signal processing" to actively distinguish between human activity and activity from other sources. This is a good hardwired motion sensor with few flaws. We give it a 5 Star rating.

There are many things we like about the DSC BV-300 Bravo 3. The multi-level signal processing is a good feature that helps the sensor more accurately respond to motion from humans, as opposed to other sources. The fact that the sensor is wired means that you never need to replace batteries for the sensor. Instead, it will get all its power from the panel. The sensor has a coverage area of 40 feet, which is usually enough for residential use. The device also offers temperature compensation so that it will still detect changes in IR energy properly when the ambient temperature is close to that of the human body. There is also an LED light on the sensor to show when movement is detected, and the sensor includes four (4) interchangeable lenses. The sensitivity for the sensor can also be adjusted if needed.

There are not many downsides to the DSC BV-300 Bravo 3. The sensor notably lacks pet immunity. This can be a deal breaker if you have pets in your household. But if you are not using the motion sensor with pets, then this isn't really a concern. Overall, we think the DSC BV-300 Bravo 3 is a solid hardwired PIR motion sensor. It gets 5 Stars from Aalrm Grid.

Good: Multi-Level Signal Processing, No Batteries, Decent Coverage Area, Temperature Compensation, LED Light, Interchangeable Lenses, Sensitivity Adjustments

Bad: No Pet Immunity

Bottom Line: 5 Stars

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