The Interlogix Alarm.com Image Sensor consists of a passive infrared (PIR) motion detector with an integrated camera. When the motion sensor on the device is activated, the camera will take a picture and send it to the Alarm.com server. A user can then access their Alarm.com account to view the image at any time. This sensor provides a quick and easy way to obtain a simple image when a motion sensor is activated, without having to use a complete video monitoring plan. Many people use image sensors to verify that an intruder is present in their property, which makes them excellent for preventing false alarms.
The PIR motion detector on the image sensor covers an area of 35 feet by 40 feet, making it great for use in homes and small businesses. It is ETL Certified, and the device is battery-operated for added reliability. The motion sensor features a configurable sensitivity setting, and it can even be set up for pet immunity if desired. As for the integrated camera, it produces full-color images, and night vision is supported using IR illumination. This ensures that crystal-clear photographs will be always be taken, even during the night. In terms of compatibility, the device can interface with any Interlogix Alarm System that has an active Alarm.com cellular module. The cellular module must have an attached image sensor daughterboard. This will allow the image sensor to interface with the module. Alarm Grid offers a kit that includes both the image sensor and the daughterboard needed to get started.
Whenever the PIR sensor is activated, the integrated camera will take a picture, and send the snapshot to the panel's Alarm.com cellular module. The communicator will then pass the image onto the Alarm.com server. If the user wants, they can also configure their Alarm.com account settings to have images sent to them through text and email alerts as well. Additionally, a user can access Alarm.com at any time and have the sensor take a picture of the area. This is possible even if the PIR motion sensor has not been activated. By using the Alarm.com Mobile App, this can be done from virtually anywhere. This feature is great for situations where you want to quickly check in on your home or business while you are away. Users will also appreciate the ease of installation for the device, as there is no broadband or router configuration required.
Note: Purchase of the image sensor does not include the daughterboard required for use with the Simon XT (firmware revision 1.3), Simon XTi (1.5), and Concord (4.0). Alarm Grid currently does not sell the daughtercard standalone but it is available in the form of a bundled package with the image sensor and card.