Optimizing Motion Sensor Detection
What are the horizontal and vertical fields of view for these Motion Sensors?
What is the detection range?
Where should I locate the sensors for the best detection?
Shown below is the range of detection for our home automation motion sensors:
|Sensor's fields of view and detection range|
|Horizontal Field of View:||+/- 45 degrees relative to the center (90 degrees total)|
|Vertical Field of View:||+/- 15 degrees relative to the center (30 degrees total)|
|Detection Range:||approximately 20 feet|
Sensor Detection vs. Motion Direction
For best results, mount the motion sensor so that someone entering the area cuts across its field of view. Try not to place a motion sensor near heating or cooling sources (heat vents, air conditioners, direct or reflected sunlight). These can trip them inadvertently.