I have two outside motion detector lights acting weard
I have two outside motion detector lights that are hooked up to the same circuit and also share the same light switch. At dusk when they become active, they come on randomly, and one will cause the other to also come on. They are located away from each other on seperate sides of the house. They each time out independently as they should. I watched from out of reach of the motion detectors to see if any critters were setting them off, and nothing was present. They seem to work off each other thus causing a life of their own. When I seperate them, each light works properly. I do not have a choice of placing them on their own circuit or seperate light switches. Question: What can I do to resolve this situation???
Re: I have two outside motion detector lights acting...
I don't know what type of sensor you have , but most have a sensitivity and range adjustment on them, I would turn one or both down and see if that helps. Also make sure the sensors are not aimed at each other, the heat from the bulbs on the other fixture can cause the opposite fixture to trigger on & vise- versa. Good Luck
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Motion detection is done in the recorder. In the camera setup you can set the motion detection on or off. If you're talking about the leds in the camera they come on with a light level sensor in the camera. It's automatic ans cannot be switched off.
Depends on the model of the detector, but wireless motions are not supposed to light up; if they light up they have been put into test mode, either by opening the tamper switch, removing and reinserting the battery, or by positioning an internal jumper to the test position. If the motion is a 5890(PI), remove the batteries and short the empty battery sockets for about 30 seconds to reset the low battery circuit, then reinsert the batteries and close the cover, making sure the tamper switch is properly closed. Other motions don't need this reset procedure, but do need all tamper switches closed. Ensure no one is moving near the motion and reset the keypad by entering your code plus Off (just like coming home). If everything is right and all other devices closed the ready light should come on.
One of the switches needs to be a 4-way then the PIR will act as any other switch. The downfall is if the lights are on and motion is sensed they will turn off.
My preference is to connect the contacts of the security device across the travelers of the three way circuit. The travelers are probably the red and black in the three conductor cable. When motion is detected the lights will turn on regardless of the settings of the three way switches then after timeout they will turn off. If they are turned on with one of the three way switches nothing will happen when the motion detector turns on except you cannot turn the lights off until the security device has turned off.
I hope this helps. The motion contacts need to be isolated from the motion detector power.
Yes, in fact most people have motion-detector activated lighting so they can know if there is suspicious activity outside of their home. Many security companies also offer systems that allow you to operate the lighting at your home from a smartphone or personal computer, which can help save electricity when it comes to outdoor lighting.
Reset circuit breaker. Check if you are on a GFCI circuit.
Probably there is no hope, but the sensor has to be removed to replaced, so take it off and hang it upside down and let dry in sun. There is no repair protocol for fixing motion detectors, because there are no replaceable parts, or circuit boards. Cover outdoor electronics with plastic bag when washing house. That includes light and pool timers, breaker boxes, low voltage timers, infrared cameras, motion detectors, alarm boxes, etc. Should the power wash contractor know this? Maybe yes. We never covered things when washing houses, and we washed 100s per year, but I told the guys not to put pressured water directly on any outdoor electrical system. Can you prove that the sensor stopped because of washing. No. The unit could have simply stopped working.earlier that morning, without provocation.
Your wireless motion detector has been "learned" or programmed into your system. It may be difficult to remove it without a knowledge of how to de-program and you'll also need an installation program manual. A much simpler alternative is to mask off the lens portion of the motion detector. If you are able to open the case cut a small piece of cardboard or heavy stock art paper and place it in between the motion's circuit board and the lens assembly. Once reassembled this will block the detector from seeing motion. If you can't figure out how to open the case another way is to take a piece of cardboard and tape it over the lens face on the outside. Hope this helps.
yu can't do it with off the shelf detector. Sine the detector is single input.
you need serial and parallel input to the device.
you need to get commercial detector that haev serial and parallel input to the detector.