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my first motion sensor installation

v1rtu0s1ty

Senior Member
hi folks, just about 10 minutes ago, I finished the first motion sensor installation in the living room. I gave up searching for a bosch motion sensor mount. So, what I used is a speaker wall mount(Atlantic) from Walmart. LOL. :D

I'm attaching pictures so you can take a look at it. Does it look funny? Please let me know.

Thanks.

Shot 1
motion1.jpg


Shot 2
motion2.jpg


Shot 3
motion3.jpg
 

FrankMc

Active Member
Hi

Looks ok to me , personally my choice of pir is ceiling mount ,although they tend to be more expensive......

Frank
 

Steve

Senior Member
Its personal preference, but I would do one of the following - probably in this order...

1. Depending on how good you are with drywall, I would run the wire to the corner (you can just make a small channel in the drywall, or run it in the wall if no stud there), and corner mount it without a bracket. I would then drywall over the box or hole where the plate is. This will look much cleaner - but it depends on your drywall skills or your personal preference for the aesthetics. Even in my retrofitting, I was able to get the wire close enough to the corner to still be behind the detector. You do have a few inches to play with.

2. Paint the bracket to the color of the PIR/plate so it is not black

3. Buy the Bosch mount. Any dealer that sells the PIR should be able to order you the mounts
 

rfdesq

Senior Member
Steve said:
3. Buy the Bosch mount. Any dealer that sells the PIR should be able to order you the mounts
Neil:

You asked for opinions. Here's mine. Hate the black mount. Follow Steve's advice and get the same color Bosch mount. I think you'll be happier in the long run.
 

pete

Active Member
not sure why you need the stand-off mount . . my MDs mounted right to the wall . .

. . how stable is the mount? will a passing truck (or thunder storm) cause vibrations, possibly triggering the detector?
 

v1rtu0s1ty

Senior Member
rfdesq said:
Steve said:
3. Buy the Bosch mount. Any dealer that sells the PIR should be able to order you the mounts
Neil:

You asked for opinions. Here's mine. Hate the black mount. Follow Steve's advice and get the same color Bosch mount. I think you'll be happier in the long run.
My wife doesn't like it too. But she said if I paint it with white, she'll be fine. I contacted AO with the brackets, I still haven't heard any information.
 

v1rtu0s1ty

Senior Member
pete said:
not sure why you need the stand-off mount . . my MDs mounted right to the wall . .

. . how stable is the mount? will a passing truck (or thunder storm) cause vibrations, possibly triggering the detector?
hi pete, the reason I need a wall bracket is because, in the first place, I installed a gang box before the drywall people came in.
 

rfdesq

Senior Member
pete said:
not sure why you need the stand-off mount . . my MDs mounted right to the wall . .

. . how stable is the mount? will a passing truck (or thunder storm) cause vibrations, possibly triggering the detector?
I have found the mounts, at least for the Optex detectors I use, to be very secure. I've never had one move unexpectedly.
 

surdev

Member
Hi v1rtu0s1ty,

Trying to understand your connection in the first picture. I think the red wire goes to the + in VAUX, black goes to the - in VAUX.

Is the green wire going to the Zone and white going to the Zone Common??

Looks like you installed the EOL between zone terminal, is that right ??

Thanks,
Suresh.
 

rfdesq

Senior Member
surdev said:
Looks like you installed the EOL between zone terminal, is that right ??
Neil:

It's hard to see from the picture but you may have the EOL installed incorrectly. If the contact is NC the EOL needs to be in series with the contact. If the contact is NO then the EOL needs to be in parallel with the contact. Let me know which way you have it wired. When in doubt put a meter on it.
 

mustangcoupe

Senior Member
Suresh,

If I remember correctly Neil is using the tamper switch in the motion detector.( IMHO, if they can get it off the wall without tripping it it isnt worth what you paied for it...) But I know rfdesq was the one who pointed out the wiring of it but I can t find the thread. I do beleive there are two resistors in the setup.
 

rfdesq

Senior Member
mustangcoupe said:
But I know rfdesq was the one who pointed out the wiring of it but I can t find the thread. I do beleive there are two resistors in the setup.
Can you see two resistors in the picture?
 
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