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Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 5:30 PM

Is motion detector needed to cover same area as camera?

If I have a camera that covers the room, do I also need a motion detector, or is that duplicative? In other words, then the system is armed, will the camera sense motion and trigger an alarm, even if there's no motion detector?


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4 years ago

Camera will not trigger the alarm. If you want motion to trigger the alarm you will need motion detector in that area.

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@whoaru99​ Is this still the case?

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Yes. Cameras are not able to trigger alarm events themselves, and you'll need separate sensors for that.

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2 years ago

Yes get the motion as I have 2 of the motion and a simplicam camera mounted to the wall under each motion sensor, works beautifully 

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