How to Deal with Motion Sensor’d Alarms

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Now that intruders are very prominent and full of tactics these days, they may be also finding their way to get around home alarm systems. Question is, is your house still safe? Have you installed a security system or perhaps thought about having one installed? Aside from cameras, motion sensor’d alarms are now the in thing. Be not a doubting Thomas and consider protecting your family and home with these alarms.

What are Motion Sensor’d Alarms?

Motion detectors sense any motion in a specified area or beam of coverage such as lounges and hallways. When they sense the motion, they send a signal from the control panel which commands the machine to explore and see if the action is considered “fishy.” Any motion that is out of ordinary will activate the alarm system. Identifying what is or is not suspicious can be adjusted. For instance, our normal everyday activities in the household and the pet’s walking will not mean that there’s a burglary in progress.

Motion sensor alarms come in a variety of shapes, sizes and price points. Interior and exterior ones add an extra layer of security to the overall security plan. Examples of alarms include: siren or loud alarm noise, flashing outdoor lights and telephone auto-dialer.

When you’re shopping for motion sensors with alarms, you’ll find a varied array of products, most of which have similar goals: make enough noise and light to discourage intruders. It’s important to note that these motion sensor alarms have two types: exterior and interior.

Exterior motion detectors (with lights) are usually placed in entryways, driveways, stairwells and garages. Once you purchase one, plug it into the outlet and decide for the range where movement should be detected. Timing is dusk to dawn when you’re home or away. When intruders come in without notice, the motion sensors will trigger the light sensor and automatically illuminates the dark areas of your property or makes noise with horns.

On the other hand, interior motion detectors are usually mounted near the windows and doors. Most residences use the infrared type to detect moving objects that radiate heat, which is a characteristic of a human body. When a “heat” disturbance occurs, the owners of the property can be alerted through telecommunication devices such as the mobile phone, pager or even email.


When installing new motion detectors, test the technical devices by walking through the covered area and adjust the sensitivity accordingly. You don’t want to receive unnecessary false alarms. Making simple adjustments and doing some simple planning will have your home completely secure in no time at all.

One response to “How to Deal with Motion Sensor’d Alarms”

  1. clark says:

    Hi apple. Can you give me a full specs of motion sensor that works for alarm system? Thanks

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