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Test Your Motion Detector

To ensure your motion detector is working properly, you can test it. To test your motion detector, follow these instructions:

First Gen Motion Detector
Most customers currently have the first gen motion detector. You can tell that your motion detector is a first gen if it has a screw on the bottom to secure the back plate. If you have a next gen motion detector without a screw, scroll down to the section for that detector. If you have a first gen motion detector, follow the steps below:
1Go to your touchscreen panel and put your system in Test Mode. (If you have a Go!Control panel, click here to learn how to put your system into Test Mode)
2Place detector in test mode by holding a magnet over the arrow on the left side of your detector
3A Red LED will light up to indicate test mode is active
4Move in the area that is to be covered by your motion detector and make sure the LED flashes every time you move. Test lasts for one minute and there is a three second delay between flashes
5You can also check your system event history on your online account or on the panel and make sure that the motion detector is registering movement there
6When you are finished testing the sensor, take your system off of test mode by going back to the security menu
Next Gen Motion Detector
You may have a next gen motion detector if your motion detector was recently installed and does not have a screw on the bottom to secure the back plate. If you have a next gen motion detector, follow the steps below:
1Have your system disarmed and put in Test Mode
2Go to your motion detector and push the ‘TEST’ button on the right side of the device, holding it down for at least two seconds to activate the test mode
3The front of the motion detector will light up red to indicate it is in test mode. The panel will beep and indicate that the motion detector has been triggered
4Move in the area that is to be covered by your motion detector and make sure the LED flashes every time you move. Test lasts for one minute and there is a three second delay between flashes
5When you are finished testing the sensor, take your system off of test mode by going back to the security menu

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