Just bought one of these alarm systems. I want to use it purely and simply as a burglar alarm, ie, no GSM, no "Central Station" monitoring and no X10 Home Automation.
The kit came with 3 wireless PIRs and none of them seem to detect movement. Each PIR has a jumper that can be set to "walk test" mode and there's a red LED that should come on when movement is detected. About every 4 minutes the LED flashes twice as the PIR sends an "I'm alive and here" signal back to the control unit but it just doesn't light up when you move.
The control unit is in the hallway with the zone 1 PIR mounted above it and the unit reports Zone 1 PIR as signal strength 9, status OK. Zones 2 & 3 PIRs are reported as signal strength 7, status OK.
As I said, none of the PIRs do anything except their 4-minute "check-in" with the control unit. Seems strange that all 3 should be faulty but that's what it looks like, unless anyone here can put me right.
Actually, to be more precise, I have the system set to "chime" when a detector triggers until I get it all installed properly and while I was typing out this message the hallway detector was triggered twice. It seems that the detectors *will* detect movement, but only *once* in the 4-minute period between "check-in" signals.
Any ideas anyone?