I currently only have one motion sensor in the house. The rest are in transit but the one that came with my system seems to be having some problems detection any motion/activity.
I’ve tried it in the day and the night, in different rooms and with different size people.
The only time it does anything is if I take the back off and the tamper alarm sounds or when testing the system if I move one of the jumpers for sensitivity it will say it detected movement. But then nothing again after I place it back on the wall.
Battery operated motion detectors require a period of inactivity to reset and register the background heat signature of the space they are covering. If continuous motion occurs in the space, you will have trouble setting one off when expected.
It is best to arm your system Away (make sure Auto-Stay is not enabled in programming, or open an entry exit point during the countdown) and wait out of sight of the motion detector for at least three full minutes. Then walk in front of the motion detector’s field of view.
Likewise, when starting a sensor test at the panel, give the motion detector at minimum three minutes of inactivity in the room it covers, then walk into its view.
verify proper install:
Set sensitivity jumper to “high”, adjust pet immunity jumper as needed
The first 5 feet or so in front of motion is a blind spot, do not install over stairs. verify PIR is installed at 7 1/2 feet. Do not mount so PIR is facing heating vents, windows, or near bathrooms.
check programming, verify loop 1
Hit logo, bottom right screen corner
Enter Installer code
(04) Interior follower
(0869) pir, or (9999) Image Sensor
Loop (1) 1
Dialer delay (0) disabled
I would like to add a motion detector in the garage. Is that something that will set the alarm off when we enter the garage when we come home from work or will that still allow me time to deactivate the system before sounding and reporting?