Motion Sensors

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  1. Popeye

    Popeye n3wb

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    Hello all!
    I purchased the Fortress Security system and I have one quick question in regards to the motion sensors. The question is.. can you put two motion sensors in the same room to make it much harder to get around them, or will they interfere with one another?
     
  2. CamFan

    CamFan Getting the hang of it

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    You should be OK.

    Passive PIR sensors don't emit anything, only sense IR light (heat).

    Most security motion sensors are passive PIR.
     
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    tangent Known around here

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    Motion sensors should ideally be placed so that they aren't pointed at:
    Exterior windows / doors
    Fireplaces / hvac vents / appliances
     
  4. diver165

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    Unless you have a really large or odd shaped room, there is no need for over lapping coverage. Mine picks me up instantly coming out of our bedroom. The sensor is mounted on the wall in my family room that's 14x27 and inline with the hallway (by design). It has no problem looking across the room and down the hallway to pick me up.

    Unless youre just just one of those people that want double coverage, save the money and buy some other alarm goodies.
     
  5. Cammer

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    One in the corner should be good enough, what size is the room?