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Security should never be taken lightly, especially during this season. The outpouring of Christmas bonuses and gifts can attract a lot of negative attention. To avoid being a victim of burglary, protect your home by taking necessary precautions. One precaution you can take is purchasing a motion sensor in the Philippines and installing it in your home.

A motion sensor helps you detect if an intruder has attempted to enter your home. Using advanced technology, this device detects movement in certain areas, depending on where you place it. It then sends a signal to your security system’s control panel, alerting you of a possible trespasser. In order for this security measure to work, you have to mount it properly in the appropriate places. Here are a few tips for mounting your motion sensor the right way:


Install it on Likely Entry Points

The point of motion sensors is to prevent intruders from entering your house and stealing your belongings. Install the device near likely entry points like doors and even windows. That way, you’ll be alerted of their presence as soon as they cross the threshold of your home. However, don’t install it directly across the doors or windows. Sensors work best when you place them in areas where a thief may walk parallel to or right past the sensor, and not towards it.

Use Several Detectors

Don’t just rely on one motion detector. It’s likely that there are at least 2 or more entry points in your home. In addition, you should also install detectors in stairways and hallways. This way, you’ll be notified once the trespasser crossed one area of the house into another. Use several detectors for your home’s utmost security.

Be Creative

It’s likely that a burglar will be looking for motion detectors as soon as he walks inside your house. Be creative when positioning some of the sensors. Use bookcases and other house items to help conceal your detectors. Just make sure that it doesn’t totally obstruct the device’s view and prevent it from working properly.

Situate Far from Air Vents

Sometimes, the difference in temperature in air vents can set off your motion sensor. Although this happens rarely, it is best to play safe and place your motion sensor away from air vents.

Keep Away from Light Bulbs and Electronics

Motion detectors are commonly installed in walls and corners, about 4 – 7 feet high. But make sure to keep it away from light bulbs, lamps, and other electronics. In some cases, a light bulb that heats up, like an incandescent bulb, causes false alarms.

Set Sensitivity Switch

You can usually find the sensitivity switch of your motion detector under the battery. Although it is commonly set to medium upon purchase, you can also set it to low or high, depending on some factors. The factors that you should consider before setting the sensitivity switch of your device are the size of the room, pets, proximity to air vents, electronics, and light bulbs.

Motion sensors come in different shapes and sizes. All of them serve one purpose: to detect if an intruder has entered your home and alert you immediately. This is possible if — keeping in mind the tips above — you mount the detector properly in the right areas. Keep your family safe this Christmas season by using motion detectors!

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no_need_for_switchAre you one of those people who tend to forget turning-off the lights when leaving a certain area, like comfort rooms? Or does your child/spouse tend to do that for you?

Well, you are not alone. There are many people who experience this. And that includes me! If you are worrying that this might affect your electricity bills (It already does, I swear!). Good news! Meiji Electric is here to help you with your power-saving dilemmas.

Using Infrared Motion Sensors

Infrared Motion Sensors could help save electricity that we consume everyday. Why? Seldom used places like conference rooms, storage rooms, utility closets and bathrooms are areas where people tend to forget to turn off the lights before leaving. Meaning, the lights will remain on until someone notices it. And what do we get in return? An unwelcoming shock and dismay as soon as your electricity bill reaches your doorstep.

Using infrared motion sensors in areas that get much foot traffic

And that is frustrating, right? You’re paying more due to carelessness or neglect. That is why most of the offices and even homes right now are using infrared motion sensors in different areas that get much foot traffic or the places we usually go into, as mentioned earlier.  Infrared motion sensor senses the person’s body heat. So, when a person enters a room installed with a motion sensor, the motion sensor will automatically trigger the light to turn on. When the person leaves, (and so does its heat), the light will turn off after the set period of time. (This can be adjusted to your preference with Meiji’s motion sensor). This ensures that your lights do not get left on needlessly for hours or even days.

Save electricity, save money

According to a study conducted by Rowan University in US, “The installation of the motion sensors alone saved approximately 30% of the electric bill.”

THE MEIJI MOTION SENSORAnd when we save electricity, we save money. In addition, we make mother nature happy. Cost efficiency as you know is very important especially nowadays. There are a lot of factors that trigger our electricity bills to spike up. Some may be uncontrollable, like electricity hike of our power providers. But others are controllable, like our consumption. That is why we need to be wise in using our appliances and use devices that could really help us save energy. And this is what motion sensors are all about. It’s not just for the convenience that you don’t need to find the outlet to open the lights anymore but also to minimize the usage of our electricity, resulting to a better outcome.  A win-win scenario!

So now, what are you waiting for? Have your own motion sensors installed in your home and office, and see how it makes your life easier.

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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.

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Meiji Infrared Motion Sensors

To compliment Meiji’s line of wiring devices, they came up with their own line of Infrared type Motion Sensors.

As we know different people have varied reasons and uses on why they have motion sensors. To name a few: convenience, energy-saving, efficiency, etc. Now to meet these needs, Meiji brings to you its 3 types of Meiji Infrared Motion Sensors!

the infrared motions sensors

Wall Mounted Type

As the photo shows, this type of motion sensor is perfect for the dark hallways of your home or office. It will light up once its ambient light range reaches less than 20 Luminance.

There are 3 options namely On, Off and Auto: On makes it work as a switch allowing it to turn on automatically once there <20LUX is detected, with or without motion detected; Off on the other hand, does not turn on even at <20LUX; while Auto will turn on once light is less than 20 LUX and there is motion detected.

This type of motion sensor has a detection range of 180 degrees with a maximum of 9 meters detection distance!

Ceiling Type

This type of motion sensor is fit for rooms, doorways and the like. This type has an ambient light detection of 3-2000LUX, depending upon how you want it. So the ceiling type unlike the wall, works both during the day and even at night.

If you have a room or even place where much of your guests go to and most of the time, people forget to turn off the switch upon leaving: a motion sensor just might be an answer to your problems!

Meiji’s Ceiling Type Motion Sensor has a detection distance of up to 6 meters with a 360 degree detection angle.

Fixture Sensor Type

Now the third type of Meiji motion sensor is for protection purposes. This type is hidden inside your louvers or fixture lamps therefore, it is most suited in places where you want to scare off unwanted guests: gate lights, doorways. hall ways and the like.

This type has a detection range of 100 degrees by 360 degrees having a full scope of an area, and a maximum sense distance of up to 6 meters. It also has an ambient light detection of less than 10 LUX to daylight, making it workable during the day and night.

Save yourself the hassle of getting out of bed because you failed to turn-on or off a switch! Grab the convenience Meiji motion sensors can offer!

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