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Wed, Apr 8, 2015 8:46 PM

Digital Life - Will the motion detector detect motion through a window?

Just seeing if this is possible.  I am aware I can place my system in test mode, and move the detector, but before I do the work, I wanted to ask here!

 

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This is not recommended. The motion sensor also detects changes in heat. Glass is not very transparent to infrared energy. Most glass used in homes today is insulated, limiting the movement of heat through glass.

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No, it should not.
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I have an enclosed outdoor patio that I want security. What about placing the motion sensor outside?

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This is not recommended. The motion sensor is an indoor device and not designed to withstand the elements. Changes in temperature and moisture may cause damage to the motion sensor and well as impare it's ability to detect movement properly.

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@ATTDigitalLifeCS So what is the best security option?

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In your scenario the recommendation would be an Outdoor Camera. The Outdoor Camera is designed to withstand the elements and also can capture video or snapshots when motion is detected. Click here to learn more.

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Since this is an enclosed area, any camera would work.  What cameras do NOT require a tech install?  (So I don't need to pay a tech fee)

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The only camera that does not require technician installation is the Indoor Wideview camera. I understand that the area is enclosed, however it's best it is also climate controlled. I will reiterate indoor cameras are not designed to withstand the elements and may not perform as expected. Outdoor cameras have built-in heaters to cope with cold temperatures that could prevent the camera from working.

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