Honeywell IS25100TC - Long Range PIR Motion Detector Reviews

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Great Long-Range Motion!
Submitted on 05/08/2020 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell IS25100TC is a long-range motion detection sensor. It uses passive infrared (PIR) technology to detect movement. It is a hardwired sensor that must be connected with the panel, a wired expansion module, or a wired to wireless converter. What makes this motion sensor unique is that it detects movement across a very long and narrow area. Its coverage area is measured as 100 feet by 20 feet. This makes it ideal for long hallways, corridors, and other long and narrow areas. Overall, we think this is a very good product, and we give a 5 Star rating.

There are many things to like about the Honeywell IS25100TC. For one, it detects movement across a very long and narrow area, making it suitable for areas with similar dimensions. The sensor has an LED light that is useful for walk testing and performing any necessary troubleshooting. The sensor has settings that are easily configured by adjusting its DIP switches. As a Honeywell product, it is of high quality, and it should last for a very, very long time.

But there are some downsides to the Honeywell IS25100TC that should also be considered. As a motion sensor, it must draw some power from the panel, though this amount is very small. But we have seen a sensor push some users over the appropriate load limits for their panels. While the IS25100TC is generally used as a commercial sensor, it cannot be used with a polling loop panel. This means that it can only be used with wire runs that are somewhat limited in length. In most situations, this won't be a big issue, but it may come into play if you are trying to use the sensor with a long wire run from the panel. The sensor also lacks anti-masking, which would have been a nice addition.

The Honeywell IS25100TC is recommended by Alarm Grid for anyone needing a wired long-range motion sensor for a non-polling loop panel. It gets 5 Stars.

Good: Long & Narrow Coverage Area, LED Light, DIP Switch Settings, Great Build Quality

Bad: Draws Some Power From Panel, Not for Polling Loop Panels, Lacks Anti-Masking

Bottom Line: 5 Stars