Honeywell 995 - PIR Flush Mount Motion Detector Reviews
Submitted on 08/21/2019 Alarm Grid
We think the Honeywell 995 is an excellent flush-mount PIR motion sensor. It is great for use in locations where a unique mounting option is desired. By installing the hardwired motion sensor into a single-gang box or recess-mounting it into the wall, you can better integrate the sensor with the building. The sensor works very reliably in this regard, which is why we give it a 5-Star rating.
The Honeywell 995 works like most other motion sensors. It uses passive infrared (PIR) technology to detect movement. This involves looking for the changes in infrared (IR) energy that occur when a person or object comes into the sensor's field of view. When a change in IR energy is detected, the sensor will alert the system to the activity. The system will then respond according to the Response Type for that zone. This allows you to be quite flexible in how you choose to use your Honeywell 995.
What makes the Honeywell 995 unique is its mounting options. The device is not mounted on the surface of a wall or "corner-mounted". Rather, this is a unique "recessed" motion sensor that actually integrates with the building itself. Our technicians admit that this makes the device more difficult for the average DIY user to install. But if you are looking for a flush-mount motion sensor, then this is a great device for you. Remember that you will need to run a wire from the panel to the Honeywell 995 to complete the installation.
As a motion sensor, the Honeywell 995 is perfectly serviceable. It doesn't offer the largest coverage area, but for many users this will not be a problem. Its coverage area is 40 feet by 56 feet, which is great for use in homes and small businesses. There is also an adjustable pulse count for increasing or decreasing device sensitivity, and horizontal and vertical detection adjustments are also available. Please note that pet immunity is not available for this sensor, so keep that in mind if you have pets in your home.
Bottom line, the Honeywell 995 is a great flush-mount motion sensor. It works as expected, and it makes a great addition to a hardwired system. That is why we recommend this product and give it 5-Stars.