Tools you will need for installation:
- Phillips screwdriver
- Electric drill with 3/32” and 9/32” drill bits (recommended)
- Hammer (optional)
- Mark the mounting surface with a pencil using the four mounting holes on the sensor mount as a guide. We recommend mounting the motion sensor at least 3 to 4 ft (1 m) above the ground on a sturdy, non-metal surface (i.e. a wall, wooden post or tree) with the sensor eye pointed straight out over the area you wish to cover (such as up your driveway looking towards your house). Avoid placing your sensor in a location where sunlight will shine directly into the sensor eye. Direct sunlight may cause false alarms and/or damage to the PIR sensor.
- If installing on a wooden surface, you only need to use the included screws. Drill out your pilot holes using a 3/32” drill bit to a depth of ¾”. This will help prevent stripping of the screws and hold the sensor more securely.
- If installing on any other surface, such as brick or masonry, you will use the included screws and anchors. Drill out your pilot holes using a 9/32” drill bit to a depth of 1”. Gently tap the anchors into your pilot holes using a hammer until the anchors are flush with the mounting surface.
- Screw the sensor mount onto the post just until tight. Do not over-tighten.
- Adjust the angle of your sensor so that it is looking at your target area.
- Always test that your sensor is working in your desired location before installing it.