Motion Detector | Cove Security

Motion Detector

Cove Motion Detectors are designed to provide you with a second line of security in your home. Motion detectors are a cost-effective way to protect large areas with a single movement sensor. In many cases, just one motion detector in a central location will trigger motion alarms and provide excellent security.

This sample floor plan has three motion detectors. One motion detector in the hallway, one in the dining room area, and one in the living room area. In most homes, one motion detector covering a high traffic, central location can provide sufficient security. --Larger homes with remote areas may need additional motion sensors for comprehensive security.


Motion Detector Features & Security Benefits

  • Extremely simple to install
  • 5+ year battery life
  • Smart, self-testing every 60 minutes
  • Customizable options & alerts that fit your lifestyle
  • Pet friendly up to 45 lbs.
  • Lifetime warranty available

Each wireless motion sensor is pre-programmed with your Cove Touch security panel. You can customize each motion sensor name in your alarm kit to correlate with its location within your home. With a couple touches of the screen, you can confirm each motion sensor is setup properly and ready to start providing worry free security for the ones you love.

Sometimes you don’t want to arm your motion sensors, for instance when you’re home. Easily use our Arm Stay security feature and only your perimeter sensors will be activated. This will allow you to walk freely throughout your home at night without accidentally setting off your alarm.

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Technical info

Motion Sensor installation

If you are adding new equipment to your alarm system, make sure you have already added this Motion Sensor to your alarm system before you install this piece of equipment.

With security you can depend on, trade technicians for easy-to-use tech that lets you install new motion sensors to your alarm system in minutes, without compromising your security.

Common Installation Locations

  1. Hallway
  2. Living room
  3. Basement
  4. Family room
  5. Pointed at a stairway entrance

Examples of common locations to install a Motion Sensor:

Example Floorplan

Step by step guide

Installing Motion Sensor

  1. For maximum security, we usually recommend installing the Motion Sensors in a corner of the home. You can also install them on flat walls without compromising your family’s security.
  2. Place the sensor 6-8 feet above the floor.
  3. Sensor orientation is critical. Pay attention to the “TOP” sticker on the back of the sensor for proper placement.
  4. Avoid pointing the sensor directly at windows. This will help prevent false alarms. Before using the adhesive to mount the sensor make sure the wall surface is clean and dry.
  5. Remove adhesive, place the motion sensor in the desired location, and press firmly for 30 seconds.

motion detector placement diagram

Understanding Motion Sensor Installation

  1. Motion Sensors have a 90° field of view and detect movement from warm bodies up to 45 feet away.
  2. Sensors are recommended to be aimed at high traffic areas of the home as well as likely entry points.
  3. Place your Motion Sensor(s) away from air vents.
  4. To preserve battery life, motion sensors become inactive for 3 minutes after being triggered and during that time will not trigger again.
  5. We recommend mounting them away from furniture a pet could climb on and then accidentally trigger the alarm.