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📘 MotionProtect / MotionProtect Plus User Manual


MotionProtect is a wireless motion detector designed for use inside premises. It can operate up to 7 years from a factory-assembled battery, and tracks the area with the radius of 12 meters, is able to ignore animals, however, can recognize a man from the first step.

MotionProtect Plus together with a thermal detector uses radio frequency scanning, filtering interferences from thermal radiation. Can operate up to 5 years from a factory-assembled battery.

MotionProtect (MotionProtect Plusoperates within the Ajax security system, by connecting via the protected Jeweller protocol to the Hub. The communication range is up to 1700 (MotionProtect Plus up to 1200) meters if there are no obstacles. In addition, the detector can be used as part of third-party security central units due to the Ajax uartBridge or Ajax ocBridge Plus integration module.

The detector is set up via a mobile application for iOS and Android-based smartphones. The user is notified of all events through push notifications, SMS messages and calls (if activated).

The Ajax security system is self-sustaining, but the user can connect it to the central monitoring station of a private security company.

Functional Elements

  1. Light indicator
  2. Motion detector lens
  3. SmartBracket attachment panel (perforated part is required for actuating the tamper in case of any attempt to tear off the detector from the surface)
  4. Tamper button
  5. Device switch
  6. QR code

MotionProtect Operating Principle

Thermal PIR sensor of MotionProtect detects intrusion into a protected room by detecting moving objects whose temperature is different from the ambient temperature. At that, the detector can ignore domestic animals - you only need to set up the suitable sensitivity in the settings.

When the MotionProtect Plus detects motion, it will additionally carry out radio frequency scanning of the room, preventing actuation from thermal interferences: air flows from sun-heated curtains and louvre shutters, operating thermal air fans, fireplaces, air conditioning units, etc.

After actuation, the detector set in the intrusion detection mode immediately transmits an alarm signal to the Hub, activating the sirens connected to the hub and notifying the user and private security company.

If before setting the system in the intrusion detection mode the detector has detected motion, it will not set in the intrusion detection mode immediately, but during the next inquiry by the hub.

Detector operation indication

Event
Indication
Note
Turning on the detector
Lights up green for about one second

Detector connection to the Hub, ocBridge, and uartBridge
Lights up continuously for a few seconds

Hardware error
Blinks red continuously
The detector requires repair, please contact Support Service
Alarm / tamper activation
Lights up green for about one second
Alarm is sent once in 5 seconds
Battery needs replacing
During the alarm, it slowly lights up green and slowly goes out
Replacement of the detector battery is described in the Battery Replacement paragraph

Connecting the Detector to the Ajax Security System

For the detector to start working within the Ajax security system, it needs to be connected to the Hub. This will require an Ajax account, a device with Internet access and the Ajax Security System application, as well as a room for placing the detector, created within the application.

The device may only be added if the Ajax security system is disarmed!

  1. Open a room in the mobile application or web application and select the option "Add Device".
  2. Give an arbitrary name to the detector, read out scan the QR code (or insert the ID manually), select a location room and go to the next step.

  3. When the application starts searching for a device and launches countdown, switch on the detector - it will blink once with an LED. For the detection and interfacing to occur, the detector should be located within the coverage area of the wireless network of the hub (at a single protected object).

Request for connection to the hub is transmitted for a short time at the time of switching on the device.

If the connection to the Ajax Hub failed (LED blinks once per second), switch off the detector for 5 seconds and repeat the attempt.

The detector connected to the hub will appear in the list of devices of the hub in the application. Update of the detector statuses in the list depends on the device inquiry time set in the hub settings, with the default value - 36 seconds.

Connecting the Detector to Third Party Security Systems

To connect the detector to a third party security central unit using the Ajax uartBridge or Ajax ocBridge Plus integration module, follow the recommendations in the manual of the respective device:

States

 

Parameter
Value
Temperature
Temperature of the Detector. Measured on the processor and changes gradually
Signal Strength
Signal strength between the Hub and the detector
Battery Charge
Battery level of the detector, displayed in increments of 25%
Lid
The tamper mode of the detector, which reacts to the detachment of or damage to the body
Delay when entering, sec
Delay time when entering
Delay when leaving, sec
Delay time when exiting
Connection
Connection status between the Hub and the detector
Sensitivity
Sensitivity level of the motion sensor
Always Active
When turned on, the motion detector is always in the armed mode
Firmware
Detector firmware version
Device ID
Device identifier

Setting Up the Detector

Ajax MotionProtect settings are centred in the menu:

Devices – MotionProtect – Settings

  

Setting
Value
First field
Detector name, can be edited
Room
Selecting the virtual room to which the device is assigned
Sensitivity
Choosing the sensitivity level of the motion sensor:
  • High
  • Normal
  • Low
Always active
When turned on, the detector always registers motion
Delay when entering, sec
Selecting delay time when entering
Delay when leaving, sec
Selecting delay time on exit
Delays in night mode
Delay turned on when using night mode
Arm in night mode
When turned on, the detector will switch to armed mode when using night mode
Alert with a siren if motion detected
When turned on, HomeSiren and StreetSiren are activated when the motion detected
Signal Strength Test
Switches the detector to the signal strength test mode
Detection Zone Test
Switches the detector to the detection area test
Attenuation test
Switches the detector to the signal fade test mode (available in detectors with firmware version 3.50 and later)
User Guide
Opens the detector User Guide

Before using the detector as a security system element, set up the suitable sensitivity level of the detector:

  • High - the detector is not sensitive to small animals.
  • Normal - the detector is not sensitive to animals the size of a small cat (up to 7 kg).
  • Low - the detector is not sensitive to animals the size of a large dog (up to 20 kg).

The detector is sensitive to any movements of objects whose temperature is different from the ambient temperature.

The "Always Active" mode is worth switching on if the detector is located in a room requiring 24-hour control. Regardless of whether the system is set in the intrusion detection mode, you will receive notices of any detected motion and/or glass break.

If any motion or glass break is detected, the detector activates the LED for 1 second and transmits an alarm signal to the hub and then to the user and central monitoring station (if it is connected).

Selection of the Detector Location

The area of the controlled territory and, consequently, the efficiency of the security system depends on the location of the detector.

Location of the Ajax MotionProtect detector determines its remoteness from the hub and presence of any obstacles between the devices hindering the radio signal transmission: walls, inserted floors, large-size objects located within the room.

Check the signal level at the installation location

If the signal level is one division, we cannot guarantee stable operation of the security system. Take possible measures to improve the quality of the signal! As a minimum, move the device - even 20 cm shift can significantly improve the quality of reception.

It is advisable that the direction of the detector lens sight is perpendicular to the probable way of breaking into the room.

Make sure that any furniture, domestic plants, vases, decorative or glass structures do not block the field of view of the detector.

We recommend installing the detector at the height of 2.4 meters.


If the detector is not installed at the recommended height, this will reduce the area of the motion detection zone and impair the operation of the function of ignoring animals.

Do not install the detector:

  • outside the premises (outdoors);
  • in the direction of the window, when the detector lens is exposed to direct sunlight (you can install MotionProtect Plus)
  • opposite any object with the rapidly changing temperature (e.g., electrical and gas heaters) (you can install MotionProtect Plus)
  • opposite any moving objects with the temperature close to that of the human body (oscillating curtains above the radiator) (you can install MotionProtect Plus)
  • at any places with fast air circulation (air fans, open windows or doors) (you can install MotionProtect Plus)
  • nearby any metal objects or mirrors causing attenuation and screening of the signal;
  • within any premises with the temperature and humidity beyond the range of permissible limits.

Detector Testing

Having defined the location of the detector and having fixed the device with a prepackaged adhesive tape, test the motion detection zones.

While in the test mode, the MotionProtect light indicator lights continuously, however switching off if any motion is detected.

Walk across the room, tracking the response of the LED and define the detector detection zone.

Installation of the Detector

Before installing the detector, make sure that you have selected the optimal location and it is in compliance with the guidelines contained in this manual!

The Ajax MotionProtect detector should be attached to a vertical surface.


  1. Attach the SmartBracket panel to the surface using factory-made screws, using at least two fixing points (one of them - above the tamper). After selecting other attachment hardware, make sure that they do not damage or deform the panel.
    The double-sided adhesive tape may only be used for temporary attachment of the detector. The tape will run dry in the course of time, which may result in the falling of the detector and actuation of the security system. Furthermore, the device may fail from a hit (as a result of an impact). 
  2. Put the detector on the attachment panel. As soon as the detector is fixed in SmartBracket, it will blink with an LED - this will be a signal that the tamper on the detector is closed.
    If the light indicator of the detector is not actuated after installation in SmartBracket, check the status of the tamper in the Ajax Security System application and then the fixing tightness of the panel.

If the detector is torn off from the surface or removed from the attachment panel, you will receive the notification.

Detector Maintenance and Battery Replacement

Check the operational capability of the Ajax MotionProtect detector on a regular basis.

Clean the detector body from dust, spider web and other contaminations as they appear. Use soft dry napkin suitable for equipment maintenance.

Do not use for cleaning the detector any substances containing alcohol, acetone, gasoline and other active solvents. Wipe the lens very carefully and gently - any scratches on the plastic may cause reduction of the detector sensitivity.

The battery installed in the detector ensures up to 7 years of autonomous operation (with the inquiry frequency by the hub of 3 minutes). If the detector battery is discharged, the security system will send respective notices and the LED will smoothly go up and down (go on and off?), if the detector detects any motion or if the tamper is actuated.

👉🏻 Battery Replacement

Tech specs

Sensitive element
PIR sensor
(Motion Protect Plus: PIR and microwave sensor)
Motion detection distance
Up to 12 m
Motion detector viewing angles (H/V)
88.5° / 80°
Animal ignoring option
Yes, height up to 50 cm, weight up to 20 kg
Anti-tamper switch
Yes

Frequency band

868.0 – 868.6 MHz or 868.7 – 869.2 MHz,
depending on the sales region

Maximum RF output power

Up to 20 mW

Modulation of the radio signal

GFSK

Radio signal range

Up to 1700 м (any obstacles absent) 

(Motion Protect Plus up to 1200 m)

Power supply

1 battery CR123A, 3 V

Вattery life

Up to 7 years

(Motion Protect Plus up to 5 years)

Operating temperature range

For Ukraine:

From -10°С to +40°С

For other regions:

From +5°С to +40°С

Operating humidity

Up to 80%

Overall dimensions

110 х 65 x 50 mm

Weight

86 g

Complete Set

  1. MotionProtect (MotionProtect Plus)
  2. Battery CR123A (factory-set)
  3. Installation kit
  4. Quick Start Guide

Warranty

Warranty for the Ajax Systems Inc. devices is valid for 2 years after the purchase and does not apply to the supplied battery. If the device does not work correctly, you should first contact the support service—in half of the cases, technical issues can be solved remotely!

👉🏻 The full text of the warranty

👉🏻 User Agreement

Technical support: support@ajax.systems 

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