PIR Sensors Blue spots. Door/window sensor
Green. Smoke detector
When deciding on sensor locations, it’s all a question of priority and of course, budget. In the example on the left, First three PIRs would be located in:
(In an older style 3 bedroom home with hallway then the third sensor would be located in the lounge covering entry) · Next PIRs would be in room with valuables such as main bedroom study or garage or outside sheds with tools etc. If using door/window sensors, priority locations are rear and side where intruders are generally out of sight of neighbours. You can arm these while home.
One of the advantages of door/window sensors is the alarm and dialer is activated
before intruders are actually inside.
In a two storey home, the first three PIRs would be located in:
Location priorities of other sensors are similar to a single storey home.