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Ceiling Mount Motion Detectors
A ceiling mount motion detector can be programmed to trigger your home security system, prompt a surveillance camera to record, and/or turn on a couple of lights. This kind of motion detector is mounted to the ceiling and looks down upon a room or area. It is an ideal solution for areas in your home where a wall motion detector can’t monitor your vulnerable spots.
Because wall detectors at times can be blocked by shelves, closets, or storage areas, a ceiling mount motion detector can be a valuable device. An advanced ceiling mount motion detector will provide full 360 degree coverage and work with any ceiling that is at least 8 to about 15 feet up from the floor.
Ceiling mount motion detectors come in different sizes and shapes from circular (most common) to triangular. The detectors can be wired or wireless and are also equipped with a variety of technology. For example, some detectors are pet immune while others might double up as a glass break detector too.
When selecting a ceiling mount motion detector not only is it important to know what kind of technology it uses, but you should find out the sensing angle. Keep in mind that a wide-angle sensor is likely better for a ceiling mount motion detector because it gives more complete coverage.
While just one ceiling mount motion detector might be all you need for a small to medium size room, multiple detectors are recommended when protecting larger areas such as a public lobby, meeting room, or storage area.