Motion Detector Installation

A motion sensor light will calm your fears when it automatically lights up a dark garage, a dark sidewalk or even a dark area of your yard. Whether you're coming home at night, have to navigate a dark, icy sidewalk or wonder about strange noises in your back yard, you'll be safer when any nearby motion activates your outdoor lights and they switch on. If you’re interested in learning more about how motion sensors can light up your life, WIREONE has a variety of options to fit every budget.

Motion Detectors

How does a motion detector work?

Motion detectors are small electronic eyes that detect infrared waves—heat waves that radiate from moving objects. When the detector senses an object moving across its field of view—especially warmer objects such as people, animals and cars—it electronically turns on the lights. The motion sensing light stays on anywhere from 1 to 20 minutes and then automatically shuts the light off. A photocell deactivates the motion sensing light during daylight hours. A motion sensored light has a semicircular field of view of up to 240 degrees and a distance range, adjustable on most detectors, that extends to 70 ft. or more. An outdoor motion sensor light will react to the movement of your dog, an approaching person, a passing car or sometimes even wind-blown leaves.

Where is the best location for motion sensing lights?

For best effectiveness, position a motion sensor light to cover the walks leading to your front and back doors and the driveway. That way the lights will come on when you come home at night. You can also use them to light up decks, patios and any potentially hazardous locations such as around stairways and swimming pools.

If improved security is a priority, position the motion sensor lights to cover all the approaches to your house, including fence gates, the patio door, the darker areas of your yard, and around trees and bushes. It’s one of the best low-cost ways to get unwanted intruders to back away.

Ideally, it’s best to mount motion sensing lights 6 to 10 ft. above the ground and position it so that most movement will occur across the sensitivity zone rather than directly toward the detector. Obviously you can’t always do that if you use existing light locations. One solution is to buy a remote motion sensor unit that you can mount some distance away from the light itself. The wires connecting them to the light are low-voltage and not dangerous, so they don’t have to be enclosed in metal or plastic conduit.

Installing motion sensing lights.

Motion sensing systems can be dangerous if not installed correctly. At WIREONE, we take home safety seriously. WIREONE will provide:

  • State-of-the-art motion sensors from trusted brands
  • Fully stocked vehicles to prevent the need for return visits
  • Quality guarantee, backed by the security of a five-year warranty
  • Personalized service from a licensed and insured company
  • Same day and emergency service options
  • Upfront pricing with unlimited no-obligation estimates

If you need motion detectors, we’ll inspect your property, discuss the opportunities with you and suggest the best ways to move forward, with a variety of pricing options and strategies to fit every budget. We’ll make sure that your home is as safe and protected before our job is complete.

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