Motion Sensor Settings


 Range: The motion sensor’s range, usually in meters, determines how far it can detect motion. Most motion sensors can adjust to increase or decrease the range sensitivity to customise a motion sensor for the specific space where the motion sensor is installed. 

Time: The adjustable amount of time that:

  1. needs to pass, without motion or sound*, where the motion sensor will switch the connected device off, or
  2. the motion sensor will keep the connected device on* after:
    1. additional motion is detected, or
    2. sound is detected (only if the motion sensor has microphone capability).

 *Note: Sound alone will not switch the device on (but it will keep it on).


Lux: The amount of adjustable ambient light sensitivity. This is used to prevent a motion sensor from switching a device on* in brightly lit conditions when motion is detected.

 *Note: The ambient light is only assessed when the motion sensor detects the initial motion. The motion sensor will not switch the device off if the ambient light increases above the lux setting while the device is on.



Microphone*: This feature, when enabled, keeps the device on** if sound is detected within the time delay period.

*Note: This feature is only available if the motion sensor has a microphone function built in.

 **Note: Only motion will switch the device on, but motion OR sound will keep the device on, if applicable.


Manual override: This feature overrides* the motion sensor and will switch the device ‘on’ OR ‘off’ depending on the device’s current state.

*Note: This feature can differ slightly from one motion sensor model to the next.


Also see:
Motion Sensor Technology and Selection
Motion Sensor Installation
Motion Sensor Best Practices