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Motion Detector triggering every hour

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New Neighbor

Motion Detector triggering every hour

I have a motion sensor that is triggering motion every hour on the dot when there is no motion. I just installed the system and one out of the 4 motion detectors is triggering motion at exactly one hour increments. This had set off the base station twice. I have disabled the sensor to prevent nusiance alarms. I am not able to troubleshot at this time. I am writing the post as a place holder in the event that I need a replacement motion sensor. I will not be able to troubleshoot the sensor, as I will not be living at the house where it is located at for over a month.

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New Neighbor III

Re: Motion Detector triggering every hour

I can think of nothing that would cause a motion sensor to go off exactly every hour.  And that also does not sound like a defective sensor, they do not have clocks in them.  So I bet there is more to this story, which you will find out when you get home.

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Community Manager

Re: Motion Detector triggering every hour

Hey @MaykTyRambo! I recommend checking out our help center article containing tips on Motion Detector placement. Based on the symptoms you've shared, there may be a heat source nearby causing false motions. I hope this helps! Smiley Happy 



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New Neighbor

Re: Motion Detector triggering every hour

Mine just started to do the same thing three days ago. It goes off every hour on the hour. Did you figure out what was wrong?
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Community Manager

Re: Motion Detector triggering every hour

Hi @Kmcoomes. I'd suggest referencing the Help Center Article that Marley shared. If your Motion Detector is triggering constantly, it's possible that there is a window or a source of heat in the Motion Detector's field of view that is making it go off. You may need to reposition it to avoid this, or adjust the sensitivity lower. I hope that helps! Smiley Happy



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