Motion detector says low battery and doesn’t detect motion. Replaced battery still no motion detected when starting “walk test”.
Battery operated motion detectors will have a period of inactivity following each observed activation as a means of saving battery life. To test a battery powered PIR, place the system in walk test mode and wait for 2-3 minutes out of view of the detector, then walk in front of the detector.
Just did it. Doesn’t detect motion.
It does detect tampering if open
Verify that the motion detector is programmed as Loop 1 as well
It was a loop 2. Set as loop 1 and it passed walk test.
All other doors/window sensors set as loop 2. Is it OK?
Is there more detailed programming manual? I’ve got quick guide, which doesn’t cover details.
Is there more detailed programming manual? I've got quick guide, which doesn't cover details.
Programming/Installation guides for all sensors, keypads, etc:
Thin door window contacts (the surface model DW10-345) should be loop 2 if using the magnetic reed switch. Recessed contacts are loop 1.
Jason, what are these “loops”?
Thanks for your help
In short they are signal specifications in programming which allow sensor radio transmitters to independently transmit for different reasons. DW10 surface contacts have a wired contact input, for example, and can be used as a transmitter (using loop 1) at the same time as their built in magnetic reed switch (loop 2).
Another example, SMKT3-345 smoke detectors have a heat and freeze detection capability in addition to the built in smoke detector which makes use of additional loop values.
This video on the PIR1-345 may be useful -
“Loop” numbers in 2GIG/Honeywell wireless sensors are a confusingly named concept. They are just signal ID numbers that allow a sensor to transmit signals to the panel for different purposes. When a sensor transmits a signal to the panel, the message it sends includes its serial number (to tell the panel which sensor sent the message) and a loop number (to tell the panel why that sensor is transmitting). If you think of the sensor serial number as similar to an IP address in TCP/IP then the loop number is similar to a port number.
I assume they were named loop numbers because back when wireless security sensors were new, the manufacturers had to cater to alarm companies and technicians who were familiar with hardwired loops of sensors and were intimidated by this whole wireless thing. The concept of loop numbers helped them feel more comfortable. Now wireless sensors are norm and we just have to deal with the term loop number.