Interlogix TX-2810-01-4 - Wireless Outdoor PIR Motion Detector Reviews
Submitted on 10/17/2019 Alarm Grid
The Interlogix TX-2810-01-4 is a wireless outdoor PIR motion sensor for 319.5 MHz systems. It features a large coverage area and some impressive features, making it a very useful sensor. These features include dual-passive detection sensors, a wide operating temperature range, an adjustable detection range, adjustable sensitivity, a protective UV lens, and an IP65 waterproof rating. However, it's battery life is only three (3) years expected, and its transmitting range isn't super impressive. All things considered, this sensor earns a 5-Star Rating.
There are so many things to like about the Interlogix TX-2810-01-4 Wireless Outdoor PIR Motion Sensor. The device uses dual PIR sensors to reliably respond to true motion sensor events. The TX-2810-01-4 will only activate if both sensors are triggered, which helps prevent false alarms. The sensor is waterproof and dust-tight with an IP65 rating. This makes it perfect for standing up to harsh outdoor elements. The detection range can be adjusted to 33 feet, 66 feet, or 98 feet depending on the needs of the user. Mounting the device from 10 feet high will provide the furthest detection range. You can adjust the pulse count to increase or decrease device sensitivity. The device can operate well in temperatures ranging from -13° to 149° Fahrenheit.
There are few downsides to the TX-2810-01-4, but we have a couple to mention. For one, the battery life is only three (3) years, which is not that long for a wireless sensor. And it uses multiple CR123A batteries, adding to the costs when battery changes are needed. The sensor can transmit from up to 500 feet away in an open air environment, which may not be enough for outdoor use. Interlogix actually recommends using the sensor from within 100 to 200 feet away from the panel, which results in a limited wireless range. Also the sensor only works with 319.5 MHz wireless systems, so you will need to make sure your panel is compatible.
We like the TX-2810-01-4 due to its strong features. These help it overcome its minor flaws.
Good: Lots of features, accurate motion detection, weatherproof
Bad: Limited Battery Life, Limited Range, Only for 319.5 MHz Systems
Bottom Line: 5 Stars