The 5800PIR-OD is made to be mounted low (approx 3-4ft) off of the ground. It uses two sensors to detect only humans and is great for my flat pool deck area. One sensor goes straight out perpendicular to the ground, while the other one is angled down. Provides a 40 ft coverage area with a 45 degree radius. It is mounted 4ft off the ground in one corner of the pool area. I may have to add a second for 100% coverage of the pool deck.
The Optex sensor is a 40ft range as well but it is a high mount sensor that allows for coverage on sloping ground. It uses a nice method of coverage that works very well for covering my side yard and multi-level deck area. I have the sensor mounted higher on my house.
I did not realize that the Alarm.com rules don’t actually execute on Alarm.com. I believed that it required a connection to ADC to work. So to test, I can disconnect the GSM module temporarily and my rules should still run?
I really want the ability to have the 2GIG trigger a scene on another zWave controller from the motion detector. I want to use my zWave automation system to control lots of other things.
Essentially I’m trying to build a secure alarmed area for my pool that is separate from the house alarm. I even thought about a second 2GIG system, dedicated for outside without CS monitoring. I have kids and my end goal is that a responsible adult is the only one with access to “open” the pool area.