Motion Detector help
Questions about your Motion Detector?
Questions about your Motion Detector? You can find installation videos, instructions and answers to frequently asked questions here.
The most frequently asked questions about the installation of the motion detector
Motion Detector - Installation
How do I install the Bosch Smart Home motion detector?
The Bosch Smart Home motion detector can be installed in just a few simple steps. All you need is the Bosch Smart Home App, the accessories included in the package, and possibly a drill and screwdriver. After starting the Bosch Smart Home App, it guides you through the individual installation steps. Please also see our installation video in this article. If you have problems viewing the video, you can also find our installation and reset videos on our Bosch Smart Home Youtube Channel at the following . Please also note the operating / installation instructions under the following
How can I reset my motion detector to the factory settings?
To perform a reset on your device, please proceed as follows: 1. First remove the battery compartment. 2. When you then reinsert the battery compartment, keep the contact switch ("Mode" button) on the inside of the device pressed. 3. As soon as the LED flashes quickly in orange, release the button briefly. 4. Press the "Mode" button again until the LED lights up green briefly. The unit will then restart. Please note that it may take a few seconds until the motion detector is ready for operation again. Please also see our reset video in this article. If you have problems viewing the video, you can also find our installation and reset videos on our Bosch Smart Home Youtube Channel at the following .
Where do I mount the Smart Home motion sensor in the best case?
Mount your Smart Home motion detector optimally at a height of 2.20 m to 2.70 m - in a place where it is likely to pass through. Make sure that there are no fans, radiators or windows in the monitored area. You can mount the Bosch Smart Home Motion Sensor on a wall or in a corner. Depending on the surface, this can be done with screw or adhesive mounting. Installation on a shelf is not recommended. If it is, then the motion sensor should also be placed at a height of 2.20m-2.70m. Please also follow the detailed instructions during the installation process in the app and the information in the .
My motion detector can not be integrated. What can I do?
Make sure that the motion detector is within range of your smart home controller. During installation, you can check the connection quality at your desired installation location in the app. If there are still problems with the integration, please carry out the following steps if necessary: 1. check in the settings of the app to see if the version is up to date. If not: Please update the version to the latest version. 2. perform the installation again. To do this, please check whether the device is available under the menu item "Devices", remove it if necessary. 3. carry out a reset before reinstalling. To do this, press and hold the motion sensor's mode button when reinserting the battery compartment until the motion sensor LED flashes orange. Briefly release and press the button again until the LED lights up green. Then wait briefly and follow the instructions for connecting again. 4. Please check that the batteries are inserted correctly. Please also see our reset video in this article. If you have problems viewing the video, you can also find our installation and reset videos on our Bosch Smart Home Youtube Channel at the following
How can I mount the Bosch Smart Home motion detector?
You can mount the Bosch Smart Home Motion Sensor on a wall or in a corner. Depending on the surface, this can be done with screw or adhesive mounting. It is not recommended to place it on a shelf, but if you do, the motion sensor should be placed at a height of 2.20m-2.70m. Please also see our installation video in this article and the corresponding . If you have problems viewing the video, you can also find our installation and reset videos on our Bosch Smart Home Youtube Channel at the following . Please also follow the detailed instructions during the installation process in the app and the information in the .
My lamp, which is in the adapter plug, cannot be switched on?
Please check whether under "Administration" -> "Devices"-> "Adapter plug" the check mark "Lamp connected" is set for the corresponding device. This setting treats the adapter plug like a luminaire and integrates it into the "Movement light" and "Presence simulation" services. You can also control the adapter plug under your "Favourites" using the "Room light" tile together with other luminaires in the room.
I'm afraid I'll mess up the motion detector if I pierce the holes. Can I break something?
Even though it may not appear so at first glance, the material at the breakthrough points is designed to be pierced with little force. Don't worry, you can't break anything here.
Which adhesive tape is suitable for mounting the Bosch Smart Home motion sensor?
Only the supplied adhesive tape is suitable for mounting and installing the motion sensor. In principle, other adhesive tapes are also possible. However, we cannot assume any warranty for these.
Why do I need the built-in spirit level?
The built-in spirit level ensures that the motion detector is always correctly aligned and hangs straight on the wall, especially when screw mounting.
Why is only one battery included (motion detector)?
In normal operation a battery provides a battery life of approx. 5 years. To extend this, you can optionally insert another battery.
The most frequently asked questions about the operation of the motion detector
Motion Detector - Operations
How often do I have to test the motion detector?
You only need to test the motion detector once during installation. As soon as there is a malfunction (e.g. batteries soon empty) you will receive a notification on your smartphone.
What is the anti-theft protection?
The anti-theft protection is a part of the motion detector, which remains on the wall/corner if the device is removed from the wall/corner by force and sends a signal to the Smart Home Controller and thus also to the connected smartphones. This only works reliably when the device is mounted with screws.
How does motion detection (motion detector, infrared) work?
The Bosch Smart Home motion detector uses passive infrared technology. All bodies (people, animals, vehicles, trees, etc.) emit infrared heat rays. The motion detector measures and compares the infrared radiation in its detection range, but does not emit any radiation itself and is therefore passive.
What happens after the motion alarm detects a movement?
The motion alarm sends a signal to your Smart Home Controller. Here, for example, the following actions can be triggered via the "Alarm System" service: You receive a notification on your mobile phone. The siren of the smoke alarm sounds. Connected Philips Hue lamps flash red. This can have a deterrent effect. Furthermore, the motion detector can be used as a trigger for scenarios and automation. It can also be integrated into the "Movement Light" service, where it can be used to initiate any actions.
My motion detector triggers frequently even though no motion is visible. What can I do?
Make sure that no problematic objects are within reach of your motion detector (e.g. fan or radiator). If you have pets, also activate pet detection. You will also find a detailed overview in the . Please also see our installation video in this article. If you have problems viewing the video, you can also find our installation and reset videos on our Bosch Smart Home Youtube Channel at the following
How does motion detection (motion detector) work?
The Bosch Smart Home motion sensor uses passive infrared technology. All bodies (people, animals, vehicles, trees, etc.) emit infrared heat rays. The motion detector measures and compares the infrared radiation in its detection range, but does not emit any radiation itself and is therefore passive.
What is the pet detection and undercrawl protection (smart home motion detector)?
You can choose between pet detection and sneak-by protection on your smart home motion detector. With the default pet detection, pets up to 25 kg are not considered and the anti-creep feature is disabled. Activating the sneak-by protection ensures that movements directly under your motion sensor are not undetected. You can set the corresponding setting under the following menu path: Management > Devices > Motion Detector > Your corresponding motion detector > Additional functions > Set sensitivity.
What is the motion light?
The motion detector now switches on all Philips Hue lamps in the same room when motion is detected. The light sensitivity of the motion detector can be adjusted individually. After the corresponding darkness sets in, the light sensor triggers the function in combination with a detected movement of the motion sensor. The light can be switched off at time intervals. You have the option of setting different time intervals here. You can also adjust the brightness (1 to 100%) of Philips Hue lamps yourself. To do this, you must have either a Philips Hue or the "Flush-mounted light control" component for the corresponding lamp to be switched. Please also note that the light is switched off depending on the time. After at least 5 minutes (selectable up to approx. 60) or optionally via the wall switch (flush-mounted control / universal switch / universal switch Flex).
After a detected movement, how long does it take before a new movement can be detected?
After a detected movement no further movement is detected for 180sec.
The motion detector does not detect motion. What can I do?
To check the function of your motion sensor, please open your Smart Home App. In the device administration, please select the corresponding motion detector and click on "Test motion detector". If the test is negative, please follow the instructions in the app as well as in the operating / installation manual under the following
The connection is bad, the motion detector is no longer accessible. What can I do?
If the motion sensor is displayed as not reachable in the app, it is possible that the distance between Smart Home Controller and component is too great or that other products have a disturbing influence on the connection. Also make sure that the component is installed at least 1 meter away from the Smart Home Controller i.e. not too close to the Smart Home Controller
How large is the area that is monitored?
Starting from the motion detector 90° to the sides and 12 m in depth. Depending on whether the lower level protection is active, a check is also carried out below the motion detector for movements at the specified angle.
General information about the motion detector
Motion Detector - General Information
How can the motion detector distinguish between humans and small animals?
Every living creature emits heat radiation in the infrared range. In small animals it is correspondingly less than in humans. Essentially, small animal detection raises the threshold value for the heat sensor. To set the corresponding sensitivity, please go to the additional functions of your motion sensor and follow the instructions in the "Sensitivity setting" section.
What exactly does the Bosch Smart Home motion detector come with?
What is the Bosch Smart Home motion sensor and what can it do?
The intelligent Bosch Smart Home Motion Detector reliably detects movement and instantly alerts you and your Smart Home System. The Motion Detector distinguishes between unauthorised motion and unremarkable events so the alarm is only sounded when necessary. The Bosch Smart Home motion detector is a Smart Home component that uses a passive infrared sensor (PIR) to detect and report indoor movement. Lots goes on in your home while you're there- but when you leave the house, nothing moves anymore. The Bosch Smart Home Motion Detector has an intelligent sensor which tells the difference between a burglary and your dog running into the living room. If unauthorised motion is detected, the Motion Detector immediately performs two actions- firstly sending you a notification via the Smart Home app while at the same time triggering your Smoke alarm to sound the alarm. You receive the notification, even if you're away from home so you can rest assured that your home- and dog- are protected. You will find further information on the corresponding product page of our webshop. Please follow this
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