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Difference between motion and sensor activation modes with CCTV?

January 24, 2010 by admin  
Filed under CCTV DVR

I have a Sentient CCTV system bought from Maplin. It has four camera which record to a DVR.
The instructions are rubbish.
Maplin can’t answer my question and I can’t contact the manufacturer.

All want to know is the difference between the "Motion activation" mode which activates the DVR that records CCTV images and "Sensor" mode, which also activates the DVR.

Sensor activation is used to activate recording on the DVR when an external sensor is triggered. This could be something like an external motion detector (without a camera in it) or a house alarm or door trigger or something like that. These types of sensors are usually hard-wired into a seperate input on the back of the DVR labeled "Alarm" or "Sensor" or "Trigger" or something like that.

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3 Responses to “Difference between motion and sensor activation modes with CCTV?”
  1. angelface says:

    my partner is very into cctv so i hope i am answering this correct i will double check with him when he comes home but i think motion detection is activated when something actually moves where as sensor activates when the sensor is activated eg light going past shadows ect i might be wrong like i say i will double check and he can get back to you
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  2. b says:

    Try each and see, BUT some dvrs can have an internal input to start recording such as an external pir, this is called (by some dvr makers) sensor mode
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  3. ApexCCTV says:

    Motion activaction is when motion appears in the camera’s field of view. The camera is always watching and viewing the area, but it only starts recording when there is actually movement.

    Sensor activation is used to activate recording on the DVR when an external sensor is triggered. This could be something like an external motion detector (without a camera in it) or a house alarm or door trigger or something like that. These types of sensors are usually hard-wired into a seperate input on the back of the DVR labeled "Alarm" or "Sensor" or "Trigger" or something like that.

    That SHOULD be what the different modes are on your DVR.
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