Pet sensor systems

Pet sensors have always been a popular topic within the electronic security industry. Reason being, there are Pet sensors and then there are actual Pet sensors. Clear as mud, right? Let us explain. There are two main types of Pet sensor systems:

  • Firstly, there is the standard Infra red motion sensor, when adjusted by your installer acts as a pet sensor, quite simply it will not pick up anything moving below a certain height. Sadly in most cases up to a metre or more. Although the company that has sold you this sensor has told you it has to do with weight, it is simply height. Many companies found this out the hard way after selling a Pet sensor that supposedly does not pick up anything under 25kgs, yet when the 4kg Cat jumped on the kitchen bench, the motion sensor activated the alarm system. So not only did the security company have to attend and install proper pet sensors but also had to pay for a Cat therapist. In the early years of Pet sensors, this was not the fault of the Installation companies but more so the Security equipment manufacturers.
  • Secondly, there are what most professional companies refer to as real Pet sensors. This sensor actually employs two technologies, being Infra red and Microwave. Now do not be alarmed by the Microwave technology, this is operating through an extremely low powered system and is harmless. Of course this sensor is superior to the Infra red unit and comes with a higher price tag.

At Avant Guard Security we feel it is important to explain the difference between the two. The security industry is now one of the most competitive in the world and companies are vying for your affection. With this brings unscrupulous operators who will still sell you the inferior sensor obviously at a lower price, knowing it is probably going to cause you and your Rottweiler a world of pain.

We hope this has been helpful.

There are plenty of home security system reviews that discuss this issue and are worth checking out if you are unsure. You can of course call us to discuss your requirements.

Updated : 2nd February 2017