If you’ve decided to install a motion sensor in your home or business, you are one step closer to a safer living/working environment. Yet you can’t place your new motion sensors just anywhere. Let’s take a look at the best places to position motion sensors.
Why Motion Sensor Placement Matters
The positioning of your new motion sensors is critical to ensuring your security. A poorly placed motion sensor will not only put your well-being in jeopardy, it will also cause other problems like false alarms. Passive infrared motion detectors are the main type of sensors installed in home security systems. Their role is to measure the temperature of objects within a designated space.
If there is a rapid change in the temperature of a certain object, the alarm could be triggered. All it takes is something as simple as the movement of the human body for the alarm to be triggered. This is why precautions must be taken to prevent false alarms.