Honeywell DT8035 - Dual Tec Motion Sensor Reviews
Submitted on 12/19/2019 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell DT8035 is a hardwired dual tech motion sensor that uses both PIR and microwave sensing. It is built for residential use, and it features a large coverage area and pet-immunity for small animals. This sensor has few weaknesses, and it help to set the standard for what an end user can expect out of a good dual tech motion sensor. We think this is a great sensor, and we are particularly impressed with the excellent build quality from Honeywell. The Honeywell DT8035 gets a 5 Star rating from Alarm Grid.
There are many things we like about the Honeywell DT8035. As a dual tech motion sensor, it is less prone to false alarms than conventional PIR-only motion sensors. This can be extremely beneficial for users who may have had trouble with false alarms from other motion detectors. The sensor has a large coverage area of 40 feet by 56 feet, which is great for larger residential rooms. The sensor can work great in a spacious indoor area like a big living room, family room, or man cave. The sensor offers pet immunity for small animals weighing up to 100 pounds. This can be particularly important for households with larger dog breeds that may set off other motion sensors. There is a look down zone on the sensor, which helps it detect movement that occurs directly below (not used when pet immunity is desired). And we also appreciate the sensor's adjustable pulse count, which is good for adjusting the device sensitivity to meet the needs of the household.
The only real downside to this sensor is that it needs to be wired back to the panel. In addition to hard-mounting, this will also likely involve fishing wires through the walls. Most DIYers prefer to go the wireless route because installation is simply much easier. But if you are prepared to perform a proper setup and installation, then you will be rewarded with a reliable motion sensor that can serve your household for many years to come. This is an outstanding dual tech motion, and we give it 5 Stars.
Good: Less Prone to False Alarms, Large Coverage Area, 100 Pounds Pet Immunity, Look Down Zone, Adjustable Pulse Count
Bad: Must Be Wired & Mounted
Bottom Line: 5 Stars