A PIR motion detector with camera is often used as an accessory for an alarm system or stand-alone. The PIR motion detector sends a photo of movement to the user so that he not only receives a notification of the movement, but also immediately sees what is going on. This photo verification is a very welcome addition to a motion detector, because it allows the notification to be checked immediately. By connecting a detector with a camera, the alarm system immediately becomes a bit of an alarm and security camera system in one.
Which models of PIR motion detector with camera are there?
There are about 3 different types of PIR motion detectors with camera. The difference mainly lies in whether the detector can work independently or is part of an alarm system.
Part of an alarm system
This PIR motion detector with camera is connected to the base station of the alarm to which the other sensors are also connected. In case of movement, the detector with camera will send a report with one or more photos to the base station of the alarm system. Depending on the setting, this will then send a notification to the users and/or set off the siren.
Standalone with SIM card
This version of the PIR motion detector with camera has the suspension option already built into the product and can therefore work independently. This often concerns a SIM card that is used to send the photo and notification to the users when there is movement.
Stand-alone without SIM card
This version of the PIR motion detector with camera does not have a SIM card and therefore no possibility to send the photo when motion is detected, but will save it to the internal memory for later viewing.
Advantages and disadvantages of a pir motion detector with camera
The advantages of a PIR motion detector with a camera compared to a detector without a camera are mainly the direct verification option of the report. Where with an alarm from a PIR motion detector without camera it is not immediately clear what causes the alarm and whether there is real movement, this is the case with the PIR motion detector with camera. As a result, more and more people decide to buy this version with an alarm system instead of the version without a camera.
The biggest disadvantage of the PIR motion detector with camera is currently mainly the price. In contrast to PIR motion detectors without a camera, the versions with a camera are considerably more expensive. The operating time on battery can also be somewhat shorter with a PIR detector with a camera because sending a photo consumes more power than a message alone.
Buy a motion detector with camera?
A PIR motion detector can be ordered directly online in our webshop. The product information describes which type of detector with camera it concerns and with which products it can be used together.