Honeywell DT8050A - Dual Tec Motion Sensor w/ Anti-Mask Reviews
Submitted on 05/13/2020 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell DT8050A is a dual-tech motion sensor that features anti-masking to prevent others from disabling the sensor. It offers a wide coverage area of 72 feet by 53 feet, and it uses PIR and microwave technology to detect movement. Both the PIR and microwave sensors must be triggered for the device to activate. The wired sensor must connect with either a wired panel or a hardwired to wireless converter in order to be used. Overall, we think the Honeywell DT8050A is an excellent sensor, and we give it a 5 Star rating.
There are many aspects we appreciate about the Honeywell DT8050A. For one, using both microwave and PIR technology helps prevent false alarms. Even if one sensor is activated, no alarm will occur unless the other is activated. This ensures a reliable response during true motion events, while preventing any false alarms from occurring. We also like the large coverage area of the DT8050A. And the anti-masking is a great feature, as it alerts the system if someone applies a substance to the detection lens that could otherwise prevent the sensor from working properly. The DT8050A also features a bug guard to keep out any unwanted insects. And the fact that you can adjust the sensitivity for both the microwave and PIR sensors is a nice touch. And it has an LED light for walk testing and troubleshooting.
There are not many downsides for the Honeywell DT8050A. The sensor must be physically connected with the panel or a wired to wireless converter, and it will draw a small amount of power, so keep that in mind. But really the Honeywell DT8050 is great for anyone who needs a hardwired dual-tech motion sensors. It earns 5 Stars.
Good: Dual-Tech, Prevents False Alarms, Reliable, Anti-Masking, Bug Guard, Sensitivity Adjustments, LED Light
Bad: Must be Wired, Draws Power
Bottom Line: 5 Stars