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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 5:23 PM

Physical installation of motion sensors

Having trouble installing motion sensors.  The double sided tape doesn't adhere securely to a stippled, painted wall.  We have tried sanding down the stippling.  Any other ideas?

Bruce

51 Messages

4 years ago

The tape didn't work for me either, so I had to use the little screws for all of my motion sensors and glassbreak detectors.

1.2K Messages

4 years ago

I would consider screws even if you are renting.  I've had the tape bring some paint off with it a couple of times.

57 Messages

4 years ago

Use the screws provided. Theyre small and easy to patch when you remove it.

980 Messages

4 years ago

I agree with everyone else, i used the tape and i put one screw in each bracket for the motion sensor and like everyone else said the hole is small enough to put toothpaste on and cover it up.

2.8K Messages

4 years ago

Definitely use the screws - several of the sensors, if placed high and if they fall on floor, may cause a false alarm.

51 Messages

Yes, I had a false alarm recently when one of my motion detectors fell. That's when I checked to make sure they're all screwed.

1.2K Messages

4 years ago

My grandpa used to say "You're screwed unless you're the one doin the screwing".  Kinda applies here.  :)
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