Apr 16, 2015 - I have this same motion sensor and it works with pets

I would be curious how the Iris motion sensor handles pets.
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Does anyone know if the new Samsung Smartthings Motion sensor is pet immune and can you set the sensitivity? I am planning on ordering 8 of them, but want to see if this was added to the newer model. I believe the previous model didn't allow for pets and you couldn't set the sensitivity. Thanks in advance!
I have had other security systems and never had any problems with motion sensor picking up pets from where located or not picking up at all.
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I wanted to offer a work around for motion sensors to people with pets larger than 40 pounds. I hope this helps someone, and you may want to mention this to your system sales people, because something as seemingly simple, could make the difference in making a sale, or losing one. I found it troubling that if you have a pet over 40 pounds, the motion sensors are not supposed to be "pet friendly." When paying for a security system, I didn't want to omit a sensor, thus, paying for something and not using it. We have a Weimeraner, that tips the scales at 70 pounds. I purchased the Mobile Pro package with the IQ panel. The motion sensor that came with it is listed as a Qolsys IQ motion, QS-1200-P01, and the mounting instructions say to mount approx. 7 feet off of the floor, LED on top. I did this and our dog kept triggering the sensor. I wasn't going to let this keep me from using the sensor, in my opinion, one of the most important sensors to have. I removed it from the wall, then turned it upside down, and mounted it approx. 41/2' above the floor. The dog roamed freely now and hopped onto couch to lay down, all without setting off alarm. To double check myself, I called tech support to make sure sensor would work while inverted. He put us in test mode, and I had dog walk around the area, no alarm. When I stepped into field protected, the alarm did sound. Tech asked how I was able to have dog not trip the alarm but I would. I told him I lowered the height and inverted the sensor. He told me that no-one had ever thought of that before, but he was going to remember it and also pass idea up to the senior techs. It works, and we are happy. Hope this helps someone else, and also helps to sell more systems. I am completely happy with LiveWatch, and everyone that I have dealt with, keep up the great work. Did I miss a Motion Sensor CATEGORY (Location, Sensor Sensitivity, Position and Angling with Pets and Optimal Detection)?
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No go for cats as well. Security system motion sensors are calibrated to be slow to become active and not triggered by things like pets or shadows and never false alarm. Home automation sensors are calibrated to be fast for turning on lights and stuff. Usually these have short motion-to-active durations and sensitivity thresholds to keep response fast. As points out, in addition to the inexpensive "pet immune" sensors, which typically just have two or three settings, some of the more expensive motion sensors like the Fibaro have a much wider range of sensitivity options. So again, combination of sensitivity setting and positioning may enable you to ignore pets. But the details still matter. OK, so for idiots like me who "assumed" I could make the Smartthings motion detector NOT look at the floor and pick up motion from a small dog and cat.. has ANYBODY successfully figure out a way to mask them or mount them in such a way as to be happy? Am I going to need to sell them? I'm not used to having motion sensors that can't handle pets.. To me, having that adjustment/ability is a basic prerequisite of any motion detector.Someone, maybe ? Uses motion sensors embedded in the wall with a narrow tube over them to really limit the detection area. Set at just the right height these can be very useful for distinguishing adults from some pets, but again may not be able to tell the difference between a small child and a large dog. Someone, maybe ? Uses motion sensors embedded in the wall with a narrow tube over them to really limit the detection area. Set at just the right height these can be very useful for distinguishing adults from some pets, but again may not be able to tell the difference between a small child and a large dog.We had an ADT alarm system until recently. I got tired of only getting what ADT wanted me to have and paying for every change. As well as of the monthly payments and contract of course. What they did have, however, was a very nice motion detector that never falsely identified our cats as threats in the 2+ years we had it. It clearly "saw" people, as the indicator light always triggered when we walked through the detector area. I mention this because it means the technology to differentiate "well enough" exists, even without facial recognition capability. The SmartThings motion sensor should never be used as part of a system that auto-notifies the police (IMHO), especially if you have pets. I see a couple of posts indicating there are supported MD's that are better at differentiating. Would you feel comfortable using them if the police were in the notification loop? I don't want to either get charged for the false alarms or lose my right to a monitored system.