I’m looking at some Qolsys compatible pet friendly motion detectors and trying to figure out what the best option is. The Qolsys IQ Motion detector has some elaborate instructions on how to mount it in a way that is pet friendly, taking the length of the room, height of the pet., etc, into account, and suggests removing objects that the pet might climb or jump on (chairs? couches?) else the sensor might be triggered. The instructions don’t exactly instill me with confidence about this sensor’s ability to avoid false alarms from my pet, but I’m really just wondering why all of this position stuff matters - isn’t that the whole point of PIR?
Looking at the Interlogix SAW sensor, the instructions specifically say it should be mounted tilted downwards, but doesn’t mention pets. The resolution products sensor doesn’t mention pets either.
Any idea if/why angle/position really matters for a PIR motion detector, what the deal is with the motion IQ versus the other options, and which is the best?