What is a Motion Detector?
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A motion detector is a device that detects moving objects, usually people, and activates an alarm or other type of alert. The most common type of motion detector is a passive infrared (PIR) sensor, which detects infrared radiation emitted by objects in its field of view. Some motion detectors include a built-in video camera and are called image sensors. Motion detectors are used for security purposes, such as detecting intruders. When the motion detector detects movement, it sends a signal to the end user and/or AlarmClub central monitoring station, which can then take action according to pre-determined instructions. This could include contacting the homeowner or business owner, contacting the police or other emergency services, or taking other appropriate actions to ensure the safety and security of the property.
The main difference between wired motion detectors and wireless motion detectors is how they transmit data to the security system. A wired motion detector is connected to the security system by physical wires. It requires drilling holes in walls and lots of cable running to the central monitoring station. A wired system can provide more reliable and consistent performance over time, but installation can be more costly. A wireless motion detector, on the other hand, transmits data to the security system through a wireless signal. This type of motion detection system is installed without any need for cabling, making it easier to DIY install and more affordable. However, wireless motion detectors can be vulnerable to interference from other wireless devices, and the batteries need to be changed regularly. Ultimately, the choice between a wired and a wireless motion detector depends on a home or business owner's needs and preferences.
Another thing to consider is that motion detectors are only effective in areas where they have a clear line of sight to the space you are trying to protect. If there are obstacles like walls or furniture that could block the detector's view, it may not be as effective. Motion detectors are generally good for detecting movement in a given area, but they can be prone to false alarms if they are triggered by things like ceiling fans, pets, blowing curtains, branches outside or the sun's shadow.
A pet-immune motion detector is a type of motion sensor recommended by AlarmClub to prevent false alarms caused by pets. These motion detectors are commonly used in homes with pets to detect human intruders while ignoring the movement of pets. The pet-immunity feature is typically achieved through advanced detection algorithms that are designed to filter out motion patterns of small animals. The detectors may also be adjusted to account for the size and weight of the pet, or adjusted to disregard motion at low-levels. Pet-immune motion detectors can be wired or wireless and can be used on their own or as a part of a larger security system design to make your property well protected.