Honeywell IS3050A - PIR Motion w/ Anti-Mask Reviews
Submitted on 08/01/2019 Alarm Grid
We strongly recommend the Honeywell IS3050A PIR Motion Sensor. This device does exactly what it needs to as a hardwired motion sensor. It offers a large detection area of 53 feet by 72 feet when mounted from a height of 7.5 feet high. It also offers anti-mask detection to let the system know if someone tries to defeat the motion sensor by using reflective materials or by applying a substance to the lens.
Like most motion sensors the Honeywell IS3050A uses passive infrared (PIR) technology to detect movement. This involves looking for the changes in infrared (IR) energy to occur when a person or large object comes into the sensor's field of view. Our technicians find that this technology works very reliably for motion detection, and the Honeywell IS3050A performs as a trustworthy motion detection sensor when used correctly. As long as you mount the sensor properly, you should find that it responds accurately to true motion events and that it does not cause false system alarms.
What really helps the Honeywell IS3050A is its anti-making capabilities. A smart intruder might know that they can beat most motion sensors by applying a substance to the lens or using a reflective material. A common practice is to apply various substances to the motion sensor so that it does not detect movement properly. This is often done in retail outlets where an intruder can discreetly do this to a motion sensor without anyone noticing. If they do this to the IS3050A, then a trouble condition will appear on the system. This is because the IS3050A indicates a trouble whenever various substances or reflective objects are placed within two (2) inches of the front of the sensor. Our technicians find that the anti-masking feature works very well, and it can certainly be useful in many situations.
Bottom line, we definitely recommend the Honeywell IS3050A as a hardwired motion detection sensor. It is a great sensor, and it will serve your home or business well.