The DSC PG9994 Outdoor Motion Detector is an advanced sensor that uses eight individual PIR sensors to accurately pick up motion. This advanced technology allows the sensor to distinguish between a person and any false sources of motion, such as a swaying tree or a passing animal.
Inside the PG9994 there are eight PIR sensors, with each acting as a quad detector. This allows the device to accurately determine when an alarm should be produced. The sensor performs exceptionally well in outdoor settings, including in harsh conditions. This includes environments with rain, snow, dust, heavy wind and intense sunlight. The device also offers advanced motion analysis. Using this technology, the device takes into account the time, amplitude, background temperature and speed of any person or object that is detected. By comparing this information across multiple sensors, the device can more accurately predict what caused a change in infrared energy. This can help it determine whether or not a true alarm is needed.
Other features of the PG9994 include mirror optic capabilities that deliver an extended range and increased detection sensitivity. The reflective, nickel-based surface of the sensor serves as a selective optical filter against infrared energy. This eliminates interference from white light, and it improves overall functionality. The device's unique V-Slot technology makes it more difficult for intruders to disable the device when it is in use. A tamper switch will also alert the system if the device is opened up while the system is armed. Finally, the device offers pet-immunity for pets weighing up to 40 pounds.
The PG9994 is part of the DSC PowerG Series, and it offers the full capabilities of a PowerG Sensor. It operates at a wireless frequency of 915 MHz. This allows it to work with any DSC PowerSeries Neo Panel and any Qolsys IQ Panel 2 that has a PowerG daughtercard installed. The device can send signals to a panel from up to 2 kilometers away with a clear line of sight. It also utilizes 128-bit AES encryption to prevent any hacking or takeover attempts from going through successfully.
NOTE: The maximum range for a PowerG Sensor when used with an IQ Panel 2 Plus System is only 2,000 feet in open air. This is considerably less than the advertised 2km range. The 2km range refers to when a PowerG Sensor is used with a DSC PowerSeries NEO System.