The Honeywell SiXPIR is a wireless passive infrared motion sensor which uses Honeywell's SiX Series encrypted wireless protocol to communicate securely with the Lyric Controller. It has an attractive, modern design with a rounded lens that fits unobtrusively into any decor. A new feature of this wireless PIR motion, which differentiates it from its predecessors, is that the motion is only active when the system is armed. This is made possible by the SiX Series protocol, which allows the Lyric Controller and its SiX Series devices to update one another constantly with current status. The addition of this feature will significantly extend battery life. Another benefit of this protocol is that once the SiXPIR has been enrolled in a Lyric Controller, it will not work on any other system until it has been removed from the original controller.
The SixPIR has a coverage area of 40 feet by 56 feet, and a recommended mounting height of between 7 feet and 9 feet. Optimal mounting height for pet immunity, up to 80 pounds, is 7 feet 6 inches. The SixPIR requires 1 3 Volt Lithium battery, and recommended replacement batteries are the Panasonic CR123A, the Duracell DL 123A, or the Honeywell 466, not that you'll need them any time soon.
This motion has both a back tamper, to alert you if the device is removed from its mounting location, and a cover tamper, and they report independently of one another. It can be mounted flat to the wall, or corner mounted, and as with all passive infrared motion detectors, which sense motion by detecting changes in ambient temperature across the detection pattern, should not be mounted near, or facing, sources of air movement or rapid temperature change, such as heating vents, air conditioners, central air intake vents, ceiling fans, or large areas of glass with direct exposure to the sun.
After being enrolled into the system, the SiXPIR can be put into walk test mode via the Lyric Controller, or, prior to first arming, can be placed into this mode using a flashlight with a strong, narrow beam. Shine the beam of the flashlight, within 4 feet, straight at the lens of the motion for 1 to 2 seconds, 3 to 5 times. The LED indicating test mode will flash, and the unit will stay in walk test mode for 10 minutes. During walk test, the LED on the SiXPIR will illuminate each time it senses motion. Be sure to thoroughly walk test to verify proper mounting height, and placement. It's also a good idea to make sure any fans, air conditioners, heaters, or other possible sources of movement and temperature change are on, and that they do not cause the motion to activate when no one is within the field of view. Once the system has been armed for the first time, the flashlight option is no longer available, and the motion can only be put into test mode via the Lyric Controller.