Philips Hue outdoor sensor, which is based on the same technology as that used in the Philips Hue mobile and the PIR Motion sensor, works by placing a wireless bulb inside a specially made housing, which then emits light when it senses motion.
This smart home technology enables you to easily move your lights on and off at certain times of the day, just like the standard kind of motion sensors, but is specifically designed for outdoor use.
You can’t simply use a motion sensor to let your kids or pets know when there is movement in your home, because the small movement of a child or pet could be easily covered up by the darkness of night. On the other hand, if your car is parked outside during the day, you will be surprised at how much time the sensor’s light can save you on your way to work or back from work in the evening. It is very easy to set up a sensor, and once it is installed it will work 24 hours a day, so there is no need to remember to turn the motion sensor off before you leave home.
This new kind of motion sensor is not just useful for homes and offices – it is now used extensively in cars, where they are more often than not used to help alert the driver of potential hazards. For example, many cars use them to warn drivers that a brake has been applied, and the sensors send out light pulses to remind the driver that there is a problem. Other sensors are even capable of detecting vibration, allowing the driver to be alerted by the vibrations on the road, instead of hearing the noise caused by the brakes.
However, if you have decided to use this sensor in your home you will find that you are going to need some additional equipment, including a thermostat and a switch. You will also need to buy a USB cord for connecting the sensor to your computer, and plug it into a wall socket somewhere.
You will find that the Philips Hue outdoor sensor is one of the best wired sensors available and is rated to operate with speeds up to 30 feet per second. The level of precision that the unit is designed to provide is unequalled, and is especially helpful in situations where motion is very difficult to detect.
As mentioned above, a Philips Hue outdoor sensor can also be connected to a home alarm system, to allow you to be alerted when your house gets dark. This works with remote controlled sirens too and allows you to turn the lights on and off to increase your safety. It’s especially useful if you live in an area where there is no natural light, and it can even be programmed to turn the lights off in the early evening so you can get some sleep.
So, now you know that you can use a motion sensor indoors and outdoors, and you have a choice of whether to use it on a mobile or a traditional lighting system. Just remember that you don’t have to sacrifice the indoor motion sensor for the outdoor one, since you can easily connect a smart light to the mobile one so that you can use both together, for optimal functionality. Just like with all home automation systems, you can use this type of motion sensor to eliminate most of the time that you have to be physically present to do something.