Motion sensors aren’t just used for home security. In industrial fields, they are used on assembly lines to keep track of the number of products and to shut down dangerous equipment if a person gets too close.
Here are a few other ways motion sensors are used:
Motion sensors aren’t just an additional feature of a security system—they are essential. Without sensors, there wouldn’t be a way to detect intruders.
If you choose a system that requires professional installation, the installer will know how to set up your sensors. However, you are responsible for setting up your sensors if you go with a DIY home security system. Before you install motion sensors, make sure to read the installation instructions, since they will likely include placement recommendations. Some DIY systems also give you electronic prompts or have you call a representative who will walk you through the setup process.
Keep in mind that motion sensors aren’t error-proof, and there are instances in which there could be false alarms. False alarms are usually caused by electrical failures, user error, poor application engineering, power surges, lightning, and faulty equipment. They can also be triggered by animals, insects, and foliage.
Here are some professional tips and tricks to place your motion sensors in the best possible spots.
The best thing you can do to increase the effectiveness of your sensors and prevent false alarms is to read the instructions that come with your sensors. Also, consider the following motion sensor placement tips:
Source credits: https://www.safewise.com/resources/motion-sensor-guide
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