INSTEON Wireless PIR Motion Sensor

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Turn on your INSTEON-controlled lights or appliances when you enter the room and turn them off after you've left. Truly automating your lighting, this motion sensor is perfect for areas of your home such as the laundry room, closets and the garage where lights commonly get left on.

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INSTEON Wireless PIR Motion Sensor

The Motion Sensor triggers INSTEON responders or scenes through movement and/or light level detection. Adjustable settings including motion sensitivity and auto-off delay.

Use the wireless Motion Sensor for indoor or outdoor applications, and link it to INSTEON appliance or dimmer modules. You can even have the motion sensor trigger your INSTEON Thermostat to a favourite comfort level when you enter your home or any room in your house.

Additional features include an adjustable 'Off' countdown timer delay, night-only mode with adjustable light sensitivity settings, adjustable motion sensitivity, wireless range of up to 45m, 12m field of vision and a pivoting mounting bracket. INSTEON Wireless Motion sensor is a must-have for any INSTEON home automation network as an addition that will make your life more convenient, fun and energy-efficient. A 9V battery is required and included.

How it works

When the Motion Sensor detects motion it sends a wireless RF signal to the nearest INSTEON dual-mesh module which in turn relays the signal to turn on linked INSTEON devices such as lamps or appliances. After a selectable time of no motion, you can even have the sensor turn those same lights (or appliances) off.

The INSTEON Motion Sensor also features a secondary dusk/dawn control feature that is accessible with computer controllers. It allows you to set a device or group of devices to activate when the photocell detects a change in light or dark conditions for more than 3.5 minutes. Great for automatically controlling landscape lighting and more.

Never leave another light on again

The Motion Sensor is a great energy-saver: Your lights will turn on when you enter and automatically turn off after you leave, so you'll never have to worry about leaving your lights on by accident. Also, the Motion Sensor has a built-in photocell, so it can be disabled during the day. If daylight is enough to light your house during the day, the Motion Sensor can leave the lights off, even when motion is detected. Using the Motion Sensor to limit the amount of time lights are on, is a great first step towards saving energy, money and protecting the environment.

Dusk/Dawn photocell sensor

Save energy by ensuring lights are off at dawn or turn your porch lights on at dusk with Motion Sensor's dusk/dawn feature. When used with supported INSTEON software or the INSTEON Hub, the INSTEON Motion Sensor can also be used as a dusk/dawn sensor. After it has been bright for 3 and a half minutes, the motion sensor will send an Off command for its 'Group 2', which can be used to turn off lights and appliances or trigger a software event. Conversely, it will send an On command after it has been dark for 3 and a half minutes.

Low battery warning

Get notified when it's time to change the battery. INSTEON Motion Sensor has 2 methods of indicating the battery life is low:

  • LED double-flashes after motion is detected (even if LED is disabled)
  • On command is sent to 'Group 3', which can be utilised with INSTEON software or an INSTEON automation controller
  • Easy installation and paintable

The INSTEON Motion Sensor includes an easy to install, adjustable pivot mounting bracket has been manufactured with a surface that can be painted to blend in with your home décor. This gives you the ability to decide exactly what colour will give your motion sensor installation a professional finished look.

♦ Automatically turns on INSTEON lights or appliances when motion is detected
♦ Automatically turns off after motion stops (adjustable up to 2 hours delay)
♦ Optional night-only mode keeps lights from turning on during the day
♦ Adjustable high/low motion sensitivity provides flexible placement
♦ Optional dusk/dawn lighting control using a built-in photocell 




Product Name: INSTEON Motion Sensor
Product Code: 2842-522
Regions: Australia and New Zealand
In the box: INSTEON Motion Sensor
Warranty: 2 Years


INSTEON Addresses: 1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
INSTEON Links: 30
INSTEON Device Category: 0x10
INSTEON Device Subcategory: 0x01
Frequency RF: 921MHz ISM Band
RF Range: 45m +


Sensitivity Modes: High (default) or Normal
Motion Detection Range: Up to 110° arc, 12m
Motion Detector Sense Input Type: PIR and photocell
Operating Temperature Range: Indoor / Outdoor, 0 to 49°C
Status LED: 1, Red behind PIR lens, normally off, blinks during setup
Setup Memory: Non-volatile EEPROM


Casing: UV stabalized plastic (INSTEON White)
Operating Conditions: Indoors / Outdoors, 0° C to 48° F, up to 85% relative humidity
Dimensions: 57mm W x 83mm H x 50mm D
Weight: 114g


Power: 9VDC battery (included)
Battery Life: 6 months min.
Certification: Approved for use in Australia and New Zealand
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