One of the most commonly used devices is the PIR for indoor use. We will therefore use this as an example to show which settings can be chosen.
We have connected the PIR as the second device to the Hub and therefore it has automatically been given the name Wireless Zone 2. The PIRCAM was our first device and in our example is called Wireless zone 1. Of course, the names of the detectors can be changed to any name in the detector settings. It is therefore more logical to use names such as Living room or Kitchen / Bedroom.
In the settings you see the following options:
2, because we registered this detector as second.
Here you set which zone or areas this detector should work in. You can also select multiple areas so you have more flexibility in when a detector should do its work.
Direct zone, or delay zone or 24-hour zone or disabled. Direct speaks for itself, when detected an alarm will follow immediately. The delay zone allows you to set the entry delay time, the exit delay time, and the power-on delay time. A 24 hour zone means that an alarm will always be triggered when detection is detected, even if the whole system is switched off.
Activate presence bypass:
You can activate this as you wish.
Do not allow bridging on power-up:
You can activate this yourself as you wish. If enabled, this detector cannot be bypassed. If you switch the system on, this detector will always be on.
If enabled, you can choose whether the siren sound produces a single tone or a sustained tone.
The name says it all, the siren will not sound if this detector senses anything, only a notification on your phone will appear. All connected sirens remain silent.
Siren delay time:
Here you set after how many seconds the siren should sound after a this detector has detected something. The default setting is 0 seconds, so that the siren will sound immediately.
This is where you set the detector to only send an alarm if two detections are detected within the set number of seconds. If, for some reason, you want the siren to sound only when the detector has detected two detections within, say, 30 seconds, then set this to 30 seconds.
Generates an alarm only if this detector together with another detector detects something within a number of seconds.
The Hub Medium can store images from 4 cameras locally. If the detector detects movement, you can specify here which image from which camera you want to see at the time of detection. For example, if you have a motion detector in the hallway by the front door and a camera outside aimed at the front door, it can be very useful information if this detector senses movement to see the images immediately prior to the front door alarm. This is where you link the camera to a particular detector.
High, automatic or pet. Automatic is selected by default. If you have pets weighing up to 30 kilograms, you can set the detector here to pet. If, for some reason, you want a higher sensitivity than the standard, you can set it to high.
Is on by default. When detection is detected, the LED on the sensor lights up as an extra sign of detection.
Swinger limit activation:
Defaults to 3. Each motion detector emits dozens of small detection lines. When interrupting 3 detection lines, the detector will generate an alarm. If you want a less sensitive detection, you can increase this number. This can be useful for large pets that might otherwise trigger a false alarm.
All devices are checked by the Hub for proper operation, and also send their status back to the Hub. This is called two-way communication, and is checked every 1 to 30 minutes at each detector. How often you want the detector to be checked is set here. The default setting is every 5 minutes.
In addition to the above settings, you can also perform a signal strength test and a detection zone test on each detector. To easily distinguish a detector from the rest, you can activate the “find me” option per detector in the settings, which makes the detector’s light blink for 3 minutes so you can easily find it among all your devices in the house.
Finally, there is the option to override the detector. If enabled, the detector will not operate under any circumstances. This can be useful in case of a detected defect. The rest of the system can then continue to do its work reliably and you will not be disturbed by any false alarms from this detector.
So far the settings of the normal PIR are discussed.