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ALTA Wireless Motion Detection Sensor - AA Battery Powered

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Motion sensors use passive infra-red (PIR) technology to monitor for a variety of different needs. The 60° beam width is best for use in typical security types of monitoring. Human bodies or med/large sized animals can be detected at a range of up to 5 meters, alerting you when someone (or something) is where it shouldn’t be. Use the 100° version of the sensors for tracking applications. Designed to be placed under a desk, a cubicle, a conference room table, the sensor can be implemented by companies as part of room scheduling and space booking programs, showing what desks are available/unoccupied within a building, how effectively space is being utilized or underutilized, etc.

Explore ALTA Standout Features


  • Passive Infrared Technology.
  • Sensing Range of 15 ft. (4.5 m)
  • Standard and wide-angle lens options (60° / 100°)

  * Actual range may vary depending on environment.
** Battery life is determined by sensor reporting frequency and other variables.

Data Snapshot

Motion Sensor Data View in Software

In the Box

  • Wireless Sensor
  • Mounting Hardware
  • 2 x AA Batteries

Infrared Motion Sensing Element Specifications

Current Consumption Type: 170 µA Max: 300 µA
Wake-up Time 30 Seconds

Variation Specifications

Sensing Range 15 ft (4.5 m)/12 ft (3.7 m)/9 ft (2.7 m)
Security Encrypt-RF® (256-bit key exchange and AES-128 CTR)
Weight 2.9 oz. (82.21 g)
Supply Voltage 2.0–3.8 VDC (3.0–3.8 VDC using power supply)
Optimal Battery Operating Temperature +10°C to +50°C (+50°F to +122°F)
Data Logging (iMonnit Premiere) Datalogs 2000 to 4000 readings if gateway connection is lost (non-volatile flash, persists through the power cycle):
  • 10-minute heartbeats = ~ 22 days
  • 2-hour heartbeats = ~ 266 days
Sensing Method Quad Array Passive Infrared (PIR) Sensing Element
Response Time 1 to 3 Seconds
Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Visual Confirmation Standard Lens
  • Viewing Angle: 60°
  • Range: 15ft (4.57m)/12ft (3.65 m)/9ft. (2.74 m)
Visual Confirmation Wide-Angle Lens
  • Viewing Angle: 100°
  • Range: 15ft. (4.57m)/12ft. (3.65m)/9ft. (2.74m)

ALTA AA Specifications

Battery Type 2 Replaceable AA 1.5 V Batteries
Dimension 4.375 in x 2.470 in x 1.12 in
Supply Voltage 2.0 - 3.8 V (2 x AA 1.5V Batteries or Optional Power Supply)
Battery Life At 1 hour heartbeat setting, AA batteries will last up to 10 years.**
Max Operating Temperature Using AA Alkaline -18°C to 55°C (0°F to 130°F)
Max Operating Temperature Using AA Lithium -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
Optimal Battery Operating Temperature +10°C to +50°C (+50°F to +122°F)
Enclosure Material ABS

ALTA 900 MHz Specifications

Operating Frequency 900 MHz Operating Frequency
Certifications Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. (FCC ID: ZTL-G2SC1)
Complies with Industry Canada standards. (IC: 9794A-G2SC1)
Device Range Device Range Up to 1,200 ft. non-line-of-sight, wireless device range*
Security Encrypt-RF® (Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange + AES-128 CBC)
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Suggested Application Uses for This Sensor

  • Accurately detects occupancy and movement
  • Area access monitoring
  • Detect when people enter a room
  • Occupancy: Under desk, Under cubicle, Under conference table, Narrow hallways
  • Deployed in following programs: Room scheduling, Space booking, Facility usage