3 Feb 2022

Reducing False Alarms with Vanderbilt's Pet Immune Motion Detectors

Vanderbilt’s SPC Wireless range includes the PIR - Wireless 12m PIR detector, which has pet immunity.

Most security system motion detectors use passive infrared (PIR) motion detector technology to monitor heat changes in a designated area. With a traditional motion detector, a sensor is tripped when your pet enters the coverage area and causes a false alarm. But pet immune motion detectors disregard the motion caused by animals, thus reducing the likelihood of a false alarm.

This matters because false alarms are expensive, disruptive, and - if not recognized early - are a burden on response teams and emergency services. Around 85% of all alarms detected and reported by intrusion systems are false alarms – no incident has happened.

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This increases the burden on intervention forces, which leads to longer response times and ultimately reduces the very security the system was installed to satisfy. The clear majority of these false alarms are caused by the user's malfunction of a detection device.

As well as having a high immunity against false alarms, Vanderbilt’s PIR motion detector also has compliance with latest approval standards such as VdS, VSÖ, INCERT, NF, IMQ, and SBSC.

Furthermore, the Vanderbilt SPC Connect intrusion smartphone app lets you see what’s happening even when you’re not at home. This means you can keep an eye on your home and pets and even turn off alarms—all while operating remotely.

Through SPC Connect’s audio and video verification feature, users can also confirm an emergency when an alarm gets activated.