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A motion sensor (or motion sensor) is an electronic device designed to detect and measure movement. Motion sensors are mainly used in home and work security systems, but they can also be found on phones, paper towel dispensers, game consoles, and virtual reality systems.

Unlike many other types of sensors (hand-worn and insulated), motion sensors are usually on-board systems with three main components: a sensor, an on-board computer, and hardware (or mechanical component).

Because motion sensors can be customized to perform very specific functions, these three sections differ in size and configuration. For example, motion sensors can be used to activate projectors, trigger audible alarms, activate switches, and even alert the police.

There are two sorts of motion sensors: dynamic movement sensors and aloof movement sensors. Active sensors have both transmitters and receivers. This type of sensor detects movement by measuring changes in the amount of sound or radiation reflected towards the receiver.

When an object interrupts or changes the sensor area, an electrical pulse is sent to the built-in computer, which interacts with the mechanical component. The most common type of active motion detector uses ultrasonic sensor technology; these motion sensors put sound waves to detect the presence of objects. There are also microwave sensors (emitting microwave radiation) and tomography sensors (emitting and sending radio waves).

In contrast to a functioning motion sensor, a detached movement sensor doesn’t have a transmitter. Instead of measuring constant reflection, the sensor detects movement due to the perceived increase in radiation around it.

The type of passive motion sensor, which is most commonly used in home security systems, is the Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR). The PIR sensor is designed to detect the infrared radiation emitted naturally by the human body. The receiver is located only in a filter that allows infrared transit. When a person enters the PIR sensor detection area, the difference in radiation creates a positive charge on the receiver; this detected change causes the detection unit to send electrical data to the on-board computer and hardware component.

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