If you’re like many homeowners today, you may be worried about security in your home. With increasing crime levels and even natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and floods, you may be very concerned about protecting your family, your belongings and your home. You may also be looking for an easy and affordable way to add security to your home without a lot of hassle or expense.
A motion detector can help to give you that peace of mind you need in your home. Motion detector is simply the term used for any wireless device that specifically detects physical motion. Depending on the type of motion sensors you own, it will also give you an instant warning when suspicious activity has been occurring on your property.
Whether you’re looking for a simple solution to an existing security system, or are in the process of installing an entirely new system, a motion detector can help make your home security system more effective and efficient.
A motion detector alarm is designed to alert you to any motion that it detects on your property. It does not matter what the source of the movement is.
In fact, there are some motion detectors that will pick up microwaves, infrared light, regular radio signals and even wind. Depending on what the sensor can pick up, a motion detector alarm will pick up the signal. Once it has been picked up by the alarm, a variety of different actions can be taken depending on what the sensor has picked up.
Some motion sensors will do more than just detect movement. If you choose one of these indoor motion sensor systems, you’ll have access to a couple of different options. There are ones that will only detect movement, and then there are ones that also have the ability to sound an audible alarm. Most of the time, a basic indoor motion sensor will only sound an audible alarm if there’s movement detected within the range of the device.
Motion Sensors can be installed with either a low or high brightness sensor. These types of sensors can be easily integrated into a security system without too much additional cost or technical expertise. There is usually only one way to turn on a motion sensor, so you won’t have to worry about accidentally turning them on.
Generally, these types of motion sensors are used for properties that have a large amount of potential movement such as offices and warehouses.
Indoor motion sensors are great additions to a home automation network. You can use them in conjunction with other types of home automation systems such as lighting, heaters and cameras to create an efficient and effective home security system.
As motion sensors have no wiring or cords, they can be installed virtually anywhere in your home and can be activated by a remote control.
Installing a motion detector can be extremely easy. While there are models available that require a professional installation, most people can install them on their own with minimal effort. If you are concerned about false alarms being triggered in your home or place of business, then it would be wise to invest in one of the many motion-activated alarms on the market.
Since most false alarms result from motion, purchasing an alarm with the “set off by motion” option can help reduce false alarms.
A popular feature of many motion sensor alarms is the ability to reset time to another time. Many models on the market will allow you to set your alarm to go off at a certain time (like a specific date or time) every day, week or month.
Since resetting your alarm to a different time every day or even every week can be difficult, this feature can come in handy if you forget to set your alarm to go off at certain times. Some alarm manufacturers allow you to program more than one motion sensor to trigger at once. This feature can be useful if you have motion sensors in several places in your home or business.