How To Test Motion Sensors
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Understanding Your Motion
Our sensors are battery-powered, in order to optimize battery life, our sensor transmits a signal when motion is detected and then enters a "sleep mode" for 3 minutes.
Some mistakenly attribute this sleep mode to a malfunctioning sensor; for best results, wait for three minutes before testing.
To test the movement element of our motion sensors, it is important to first understand the technology involved. If you are verifying that the sensor is signaling properly, tamper the device by pressing the button on the right side of the sensor. (The panel will announce the name of the sensor, followed by the word "tampered."
Checking Made Easy
Using the LED lights on the keypad is the easiest way to test the motion sensor
Setting your alarm system in away mode is another way to test the motion sensor. To ensure emergency services are not dispatched during this test, please call customer support to put your system in test mode.