Interlogix NX-482

Wireless PIR Motion Detector

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The Interlogix NX-482 (also known as 60-88-95) is a passive infrared (PIR) motion detector that is used to detect intruders. The device m...

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The Interlogix NX-482 (also known as 60-88-95) is a passive infrared (PIR) motion detector that is used to detect intruders. The device maintains coverage from floor to ceiling using true curtain barrier detection. The NX-482 also uses "undercrawl" protection to stop intruders who may try to move underneath a typical sensor detection height. Another unique aspect of the NX-482 is that it uses special "4D signal processing" when scanning. This allows the sensor to detect the size, shape and speed of any incoming infrared signature. If the detected energy signature matches that of a human, the device will activate and send an alert to the system. This sensing process has been shown to cause fewer false alarms and provide more accurate detection overall.

The NX-482 still operates in largely the same manner as any other PIR motion sensor. The device scans the area to obtain a baseline reading of infrared energy. Whenever a significant change in infrared energy is detected, the device will activate and alert the system. But with 4D signal processing, the sensor is more capable of detecting the distinct energy signature of a human instead of other possible sources. The NX-482 also comes with mirror inserts that can be used to establish four different coverage patterns. These patterns are a full 90-degree pattern, a 45-degree left pattern, a 45-degree right pattern and a center curtain pattern. We advise users to corner mount the device if a 90-degree pattern, a 45-degree left pattern or a 45-degree right pattern is being used.

The optimal mounting height for the NX-482 is 7.5 feet. It is best to place the device diagonally downward so that it can achieve the best possible coverage area. Installation is quite easy thanks to the device's included mounting plate. The device has an adjustable coverage area of up to 10 feet by 50 feet, and the sensor's pulse count can be set to either 2 or 4 to adjust its sensitivity. To avoid false alarms, the sensor should not be mounted towards any windows, fire places, vents or air ducts. While the sensor can theoretically work from up to 500 feet away from the panel, we recommend placing the sensor within 100 feet of the panel. This will provide optimal performance for the sensor.

The NX-482 uses a 319.5 MHz crystal transmitter to communicate. This allows the sensor to interface with any Interlogix Simon System, as well as any Qolsys System that has a 319.5 MHz daughterboard. The sensor can be readily learned-in with any of these systems. Once the device has been installed and programmed, a walk test should be performed to check for proper function. To put the sensor into walk test mode, simply remove and reapply the sensor's cover. In this mode, the LED light on the sensor will activate whenever motion is detected. The sensor will automatically exit this mode after two minutes. You can re-enter this mode at any time by removing and reattaching the sensor cover again.

Brand: Interlogix

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Reviews
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Submitted on 01/21/2020 Alarm Grid

The Interlogix NX-482 is a wireless 319.5 MHz PIR motion detection sensor that reliably responds to movement within its coverage area. The sensor uses advanced 4D signal processing technology that allows the device to accurately measure the size, shape, and movement speed of the intruder. The sensor will check to make sure that the detected energy signature matches that of a human before activating and alerting the system. This helps to reduce false alarms, and it ensures that the device works as accurately as possible. The sensor also utilizes special "undercrawl" protection to thwart intruders who may try to pass underneath the sensor's coverage area. But while the Interlogix NX-482 does offer some nice features, it is a very expensive sensor, and it doesn't really offer anything that you won't find on a more affordable model. Overall, this is a good sensor, but we wouldn't necessarily recommend it from a cost-performance ratio. For that reason, we only give the Interlogix NX-482 a 4-Star rating.

We really like the fact that the Interlogix NX-482 offers some nice features. Its 4D signal processing works great, and we have found that it does an excellent job of reducing false alarms. We also really appreciate the sensor's undercrawl protection to detect intruders who may try to pass below the sensor's normal coverage area. The sensor offers a nice wireless range of up to 500 feet in an open-air environment. And we like the sensor's adjustable pulse count as well. Finally, the LED light is a nice touch.

Really, the biggest problem with the NX-482, and the reason it only receives a 4 Star rating, is due to its price. This sensor costs $117 at the time of this review, and that is very expensive for just one motion sensor. That price is more what we would expect for a system communicator or a very cheap alarm panel. You can find many other 319.5 MHz motion sensors for a fraction of the price, most of which will work just as well as the Interlogix NX-482. That is why this product only gets 4 Stars from Alarm Grid.

Good: 4D Signal Processing, Undercrawl Protection, Nice Wireless Range, Adjustable Pulse Count, LED Light

Bad: Too Expensive!

Bottom Line: 4 Stars

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