Image Sensor—Installation and Mounting


Before permanently mounting the Image Sensor, evaluate potential locations and consider the following factors to ensure optimal performance and false alarm protection:

  • Range: Is the location close enough to the security panel to ensure adequate signal strength? Sensor should not be more than 100 feet from the security panel

  • False Alarm Immunity: Is installation location false alarm prone?

  • Temperature: Do not mount outside, temperature should be between 32°F to 110°F for non-pet applications and 60°F to 110°F for pet applications

Reduce the risk of motion-triggered false alarms by making sure the location is free of vibration and the device does not face a local heat source, window, or areas with high pet activity.

(Also, make sure area is free of elevated surfaces where pets may climb.)

  • Capture Orientation: Is the location ideally suited for detecting motion and capturing images when there is an intruder or activity?

Consider where the subject is likely to enter the area and whether or not they will be facing the sensor.

  • Lighting Conditions: How good is the artificial and natural light? Will daytime and night time lighting conditions ensure adequate image quality?

If possible, locate sensor within 100 ft of the panel especially if there are many walls
between the sensor & panel, or if the panel and sensor are located on different floors.
While the transmitter may have an open air range of 400 ft, installation site conditions
can reduce range considerably

Things to avoid

Avoid facing the sensor toward or close to areas that may affect communication such as metallic objects or electronics likely to produce interference. Verify sensor RF communication at the panel, even if within recommended distance

Do not mount the detector facing windows where sunlight may interfere with the motion sensor

Where to mount

For optimal detection capabilities, mount the sensor where someone will most likely
walk across the sensor coverage area as opposed to directly towards the sensor. The sensor must be mounted on a flat wall surface (do not set on the shelf) free of vibrations


By default, the Image Sensor is set to “Normal” sensitivity, sensor can be set to a "High" sensitivity for critical installations or "Low" sensitivity for pet immunity up to 40 pounds.

Sensitivity can be changed at the control panel

Night Mode

To maximize night vision image quality, do not orient sensor towards surfaces that will
create glare when the infrared flash occurs. Avoid orienting the sensor such that the ceiling
or adjacent walls are in the camera field of view.