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Secure Perimeter: Where to Place an Outdoor Motion Sensor

Secure Perimeter: Where to Place an Outdoor Motion Sensor By Shea Richardson
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

A motion sensor is one of the best ways you can protect your property and your family.

An outdoor motion sensor is a small detection device that uses lasers to track movements in a particular area. Compact and affordable, an outdoor motion sensor can activate several types of accompanying security devices when it senses a person in the vicinity of your home.

Features of an Outdoor Motion Sensor:
  • Activate Lights. An outdoor motion sensor can be set to turn on flood lights to illuminate the area around your home. This will scare off intruders or give you light on your walk to the house.
  • Activate Cameras. You can set your outdoor motion sensor to activate a camera and film all the action.
  • Activate Announcements. If you prefer, your outdoor motion sensor can activate an in-house alarm alerting you to visitors.

One of the principle factors to consider when installing your outdoor motion sensor is where it should go on your home. Here are several ideas that will help you get the most from your outdoor motion sensor.

Locations for an Outdoor Motion Sensor:
  • Corner of the Garage. Attaching your outdoor motion sensor to the corner of your garage will allow you to detect cars entering your driveway.
  • Front Door Arch. An outdoor motion sensor in your entry way will spot anyone that tries to enter through the front door.
  • Behind the Home. An outdoor motion sensor attached to the back of your home is especially effective if you have a pool and want to keep people from the area late at night.

If the thought of prowlers lurking outside your home makes you uneasy, consider installing an outdoor motion sensor.

About the Author
An accomplished educator and writer, Shea Richardson has several years of teaching experience in the Georgia public school system. She holds a degree in Education from Georgia State University and specializes in topics spanning technology, education, and group dynamics.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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