Smart Home Motion Detector: Why it's worth buying
Every day we encounter technologies that rely on motion detectors, no matter whether we enter an elevator, walk through the entrance of a supermarket or pass a traffic light with our car. But motion detectors also prove to be practical modules in the smart home sector. Especially if you want to set up a modern security system for your home, the advantages of a motion detector come into play.
Equipping outdoor lamps with motion detectors: perfect as a deterrent measure
If you want to equip your outdoor lamp with a motion detector, you will not only make it easier for yourself to find your keys in the dark. With an optimally configured system, you can also keep burglars at bay. Because they are effectively deterred by the abruptly activated lighting. The only prerequisite is that the outdoor wall lights with motion detectors are located at strategically sensible points.
Camera with motion detector: The ideal addition to your security system
In order to ensure maximum security, a surveillance camera with motion detector is also an ideal addition to an outdoor LED luminaire with motion detector. However, the detection angle should be at least 120 degrees. This is because only a sufficiently large radius ensures that the camera can also fulfill its function optimally. Tip: You can also find high-quality camera modules in the Berrybase range.
What do I have to consider when buying a camera module?
Of course, the respective module should be designed exactly for the individual purpose you have in mind. Consequently, there are a variety of different motion detectors on the market, each with its own characteristics. For example, if you want to equip an outdoor lamp with a motion detector, it should be insensitive to moisture and cold.
In order to be able to integrate your motion detector into an existing smart home system, you should also read in the product description whether the product accesses a certain wireless standard, such as WLAN or ZigBee. In addition, you should make sure that the motion detector also meets your expectations in terms of the detection angle and range. Depending on the area of application, there are significant differences in the minimum requirements here.
Which smart home motion detectors are available and how do they work?
The way smart home motion detectors work depends on which technology the respective product uses. Namely, there are completely different types of motion detectors depending on the area of application. If you want to equip a path light or another element of your outdoor lighting with a motion detector, a passive infrared sensor (PIR) is usually used. This activates the lighting as soon as it has detected a heat source. The technology is relatively affordable, but it is less suitable for indoor use.
Motion detectors with high-frequency (HF) sensors, on the other hand, are recommended for both outdoor and indoor use. With this technology, electromagnetic waves are emitted for motion detection, which are reflected back by static objects. If motion occurs in the detection area, the frequency of the reflected waves changes and the motion detector strikes. High frequency sensors turn out to be relatively sensitive, but at the same time they are not affected by wind, rain and snow in any way. Thus, you can easily equip a spotlight in your front yard with such a motion detector.
There are also other types of sensors, such as ultrasonic sensors or special camera sensors. The latter are particularly precise in motion detection and can easily distinguish people from other heat sources such as animals. If you equip the outside area of your property, the staircase or the living area with a surveillance camera to protect yourself against intruders, this feature is worth its weight in gold.
Motion detectors for the smart home: these are the benefits you will enjoy
Using a smart home motion detector has several advantages. For one, many components are comparatively easy to configure. Ideally, you simply have to install the motion detector in the flush-mounting, for example, if you want to equip your lighting system accordingly. In addition, you can easily control the corresponding modules via smartphone or tablet.
If you equip your outdoor lights with a smart motion detector, you not only benefit from reliable burglary protection, but you can even have an automatic push notification sent to your cell phone or tablet if the worst comes to the worst. This in turn means that you can react on the go if uninvited guests approach your home.
You can also set your motion detector individually via the app - to match your personal routines. For example, you can easily specify the time at which an LED outdoor light with motion detector should be activated. Often, you can also set the ambient brightness at which the lighting is automatically switched on.
Furthermore, a smart home motion detector ensures that you can save yourself many steps and actions. Especially with regard to lighting, such a gadget can contribute to a much more comfortable everyday life. It doesn't matter whether you use the motion detector for a light outdoors or indoors. Last but not least, a night light with motion detector saves you both energy and money. In contrast to permanently switched-on outdoor lighting, a lamp with a motion detector only draws power when needed.
Motion detectors for indoors and outdoors: At Berrybase you will find top products
You want to ensure maximum security in your home and still need the right smart home gadgets for this purpose? Or do you not want to search for the light switch in the dark staircase when you arrive home late at night? Then you've come to the right place in the Berrybase online store. In our assortment you will find high-quality products from renowned manufacturers such as Shelly, Homematic, inLine and McPower. If you have any questions about our portfolio, you are of course welcome to contact our service team.