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tcassio

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Active Eye Motion sensors
« on: April 26, 2005, 07:15:41 AM »

I have an Active Eye Motion sensor in a
totally dark room, and have noticed that it
does not respond when totally dark.  If
there is a lttle light present it works
properly. Does it need light for it to be
able to work?  Is this a normal behavior or
is this unit defective.
T.
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JimC

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Re: Active Eye Motion sensors
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2005, 07:37:43 AM »

Tcassio,


If you check in the instructions it tells
you how to set the detection mode ( night or
day or both). Check under “Setting The
Dawn/Dusk And Motion Detection Mode” in the
instructions. If you don’t have the
instructions check this link.
http://www.x10.com/instructions/ms16a_inst.ht
m#Setup

Good luck

Jim
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tcassio

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Re: Active Eye Motion sensors
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2005, 02:58:21 PM »

Jim,
I have the sensor set to detect motion all
the time.  So it should work weather it is
light or dark.
Thanks,
T.
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carmine pacifico

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Re: Active Eye Motion sensors
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005, 11:16:19 PM »

Tcassio

The motion sensor is based on infrared only
detects changes in heat; is by any chance
is the lens damaged?  Else the detector
work if you cross the path, if you are
walking toward or away from it in a
straight line it may not detect any motion.
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tcassio

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Re: Active Eye Motion sensors
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2005, 06:50:43 AM »

Carmine,
I have 2 different Active Eye's and they
both behave the same way.  They seem to
need a little bit of light to function.  I
installed a Hawkeye in the same exact spot
and it works first time every time.  Maybe
other can verify this condition.  Here is
the situation.

I have a Active Eye Installed in a
completly dark bedroom (no light at all).
The MS does not trip.  If I open the
bedroom door a little, it lets a small
amout of light in from the other room.  The
MS trips every time.

I don't understand this but this is what I
observerd.  Hopefully someone else can
verify this.

Thanks,
T.
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carmine pacifico

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Re: Active Eye Motion sensors
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2005, 09:51:50 AM »

Tcassio

I have AwkEye MS13a and they all work fine
in the dark.
They are probably defective, regardless of
the setting (dusk/down) it has to work in
the dark or it’s absolutely useless.
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X10 Pro

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Re: Active Eye Motion sensors
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2005, 12:45:38 PM »

Tcassio: The ActiveEye should work in the
dark, for sure. I have a few here, and will
give it a try, once I figure out how to make
truly dark space in our office.
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tcassio

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Re: Active Eye Motion sensors
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2005, 01:16:26 PM »

X10 Pro,
Thanks,  Its odd that the Hawkeye responds.
T.
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