Before permanently mounting the Image Sensor, evaluate potential locations and consider
the following factors to ensure optimal performance and false alarm protection:
Range: Is the location close enough to the security panel to ensure adequate signal strength?
False Alarm Immunity: Is installation location false alarm prone?
Reduce the risk of motion-triggered false alarms by making sure the location is free of vibration and the device does not face a local heat source, window, or areas with high pet activity.
(Also, make sure area is free of elevated surfaces where pets may climb.)
Capture Orientation: Is the location ideally suited for detecting motion and capturing
images when there is an intruder or activity?
Consider where the subject is likely to enter the area and whether or not they will be facing the sensor.
Lighting Conditions: How good is the artificial and natural light? Will daytime and
nighttime lighting conditions ensure adequate image quality?
If possible, locate sensor within 100 ft of the panel especially if there are many walls
between the sensor & panel, or if the panel and sensor are located on different floors.
While the transmitter may have an open air range of 400 ft, installation site conditions
can reduce range considerably.
Things to avoid
Avoid facing the sensor toward or close to areas that may affect communication such
as metallic objects or electronics likely to produce interference. Verify sensor RF
communication at the panel, even if within recommended distance.
Where to mount
For optimal detection capabilities, mount the sensor where someone will most likely
walk across the sensor coverage area as opposed to directly towards the sensor. The sensor must be mounted on a flat wall surface (do not set on the shelf) free of
By default, the Image Sensor is set to “Normal” sensitivity. A more sensitive motion
profile (“High”) and a less sensitive profile providing pet immunity for pets up to 40 lbs
(“Low”) can be selected at the control panel or through the Alarm.com Dealer Website.
The Image Sensor is designed for indoor use only and should not be installed outdoors.
For proper operation in pet immune applications, the room should be kept between 60°
and 110° F.
To maximize night vision image quality, do not orient sensor towards surfaces that will
create glare when the infrared flash occurs. Avoid orienting the sensor such that the ceiling
or adjacent walls are in the camera field of view.