Motion detector with a photo camera to verify alarms
"Intruder Product Of The Year” PSI Premier Awards 2020
Intruder Product Of The Year 2020
Transmits a photograph in under 9 sec
Sees in the dark
Operates up to 4 years on the pre-installed batteries
Communicates at a distance of up to 1700 m from the hub

More than a photo. Faster than a video.

With MotionCam, you’ll know about the actual situation at home even before the burglars understand that they’re busted. An animated series of photos follows the instant motion alarm for an accurate situation appraisal.
Motion detected
Alarm raised
Situation captured
More than a photo
Hub 2
MotionCam detector requires Hub 2 or Hub 2 Plus for operation
Engineered to respect privacy

Engineered to respect privacy

MotionCam is designed to control your security, not your personal life. The motion detector is unable to take pictures by request. The camera activates only in response to a motion alarm. The data is encrypted throughout the processes of transmission and storage. No one analyzes it, even the AI. You won’t need to live under the constant supervision of the security cameras to know why the alarm went off.
Only when the motion is detected, MotionCam takes pictures and transmits them to the Ajax Cloud storage. All data sent to Ajax Cloud is protected with AES-256 encryption in transit and at rest. Only the hub authorized users can have access to their Ajax Cloud virtual storage and see the pictures made with the MotionCam devices linked to their hub. Ajax Cloud is based on the AWS servers which are fully compatible with the GDPR regulations.
Dispels any suspicions

Dispels any suspicions

MotionCam ignores pets (up to 50 cm in height) using the SmartDetect algorithm. But if an especially curious pet manages to set off the alarm, the following photo report will confirm that the house is safe.
Unique wireless technologies

Unique wireless technologies

"Intruder Product Of The Year” PSI Premier Awards 2020
Intruder Product Of The Year 2020

MotionCam simultaneously uses two specialized radio protocols: Jeweller for sending instantaneous alarms and Wings for rapid image delivery. You’ll receive the first snapshot of the event within 9 seconds after motion is detected. As usual, the alarm notification will arrive in a split of a second, even if the signal is unstable.

You can set up MotionCam at a distance of up to 1700 meters from the hub to establish visual control of the most critical areas. The new detector features a record-breaking operating efficiency with up to 4 years of battery life.
Two-way communication
channel at a distance of up to
First photo
delivered in under
Up to
years of operation on the
pre-installed batteries
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MotionCam simultaneously uses two specialized radio protocols: Jeweller for sending instantaneous alarms and Wings for rapid image delivery. You can receive pictures on a distance The two channels work without interfering with each other. So you can see the picture of the situation within 9 seconds from motion detection.

MotionCam transmits photographs at a distance of 1700 meters even if the signal level is unstable, which is critical for rural areas or concrete jungles. Operating for up to 4 years on the pre-installed batteries, the detector spares you the hassle of maintaining itself frequently.
Intruder Product Of The Year 2020

Intuitive to pair and install

MotionCam connects to the Ajax security system in a few taps. Open the Ajax app, scan the QR code, and assign the detector to one of the rooms.

Mount the detector on a wall without disassembling. Make sure that no vases, wardrobes, or glass objects are blocking its view angle. You’re all set!

  • Easy to pair with a QR-code
  • Fast mounting with a SmartBracket
  • Mobile app to adjust, test, and control

Tech specs

Electro-optical combined radio channel security detector with a photo camera
Detector type
Motion detection distance
Up to 12 m
Pet immunity
Weight: up to 20 kg
Height: up to 50 cm
Only with Hub 2, Hub 2 Plus
Sensing element
PIR sensor
Detection angles
Horizontal — 88.5°
Vertical — 80°
Time for motion detection
From 0.3 to 2 m/s
Camera view angle
Alarm signal delivery time
0.15 sec
Photo verification
Time to deliver a photograph with default settings: up to 9 sec

Photo quality: up to 640 × 480

Pictures in a series: 1-5 pcs

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IR backlight for night mode pictures
Adjustable, 3 levels
Recommended installation height
2.4 m
Power supply
Batteries: CR123A (x2), 3 V
Battery life
to 4 years (up to 2.5 years if “Delay when entering” setting is activated)

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Jeweller radio technology
Communication range with detectors: up to 1,700 m in the line of sight
Two-way communication between devices
Operating frequencies: 868.0-868.6 MHz
Self-adjusting RF output power: up to 20 mW
Block encryption based on AES algorithm
Detector polling period: 12−300 s
Frequency hopping

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Wings radio technology
Transmission of visual alarm verifications
Temperature sensor
Operating temperature range
From 0°C to +40°C (manufacture date up to June 1, 2020)
From -10°C to +40°C (manufacture date from June 1, 2020)

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Operating humidity
Up to 75%
Fraud protection
Jamming notification
CMS compatibility
Motion alarms are transmitted to CMSs that support SIA and Contact ID protocols

CMS software supporting visual alarms verification
Remote configuration and testing
Protection class
135 × 70 × 60 mm
167 g
Replacement and repair for a period of 24 months from the date of sale. The warranty does not cover batteries.

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Service life
10 years
Complete Set
MotionCam motion detector
SmartBracket mounting panel
x2 CR123A batteries (pre-installed)
Installation kit
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Motion sensors for burglar alarms

Motion detectors detect the movement of an object and inform users about it by turning on the light, sound, blocking, etc. Noticing movements helps sensors work based on the analysis of waves, which can be infrared, ultrasonic, microwave.

Devices of this type are actively used to protect objects and in “smart home” systems. A motion sensor is used to control lighting. For example, they are installed by municipal services to illuminate flights of stairs in multi-storey buildings ― this saves electricity: if there is a sensor, the lamp only works when it notices a person, which increases the life of the illuminators themselves.

A variation of such devices are motion sensors that work on the same principle but are highly sensitive.

Device and sensor elements

First, users need to understand what kinds of motion sensors exist. The most popular are infrared, ultrasonic, radio wave and photoelectric. All these sensors are similar in principle.

For example, an infrared sensor contains two sensing elements and a lens. The lenses focus the reflected IR radiation onto them. The space between components and lenses is divided, and the radiation projected from each lens falls on its sensitive element. All lenses are mounted on the body. They are visible and look like a tiny translucent window. The higher the number of lenses, the more sensitive the presence detector.

How presence detectors work

The work of all motion sensors is based on the analysis of waves reflected from the object. If this wave hits an object, it changes its characteristics ― frequency intensity. The sensitive element of the presence sensor notices this and transmits a signal to the control panel, which notifies an outsider in the protected area with a sound or turns on the light.

After a person enters the room, the motion detector reacts to the presence and transmits a command to the alarm control panel, which sends a command to the switch or other connected devices. At the exit from the controlled territory, reverse actions occur, and the light turns off.

Another example of such presence sensors is the lighting of parks, adjacent territories, and streets using solar panels. The work of light sources in this use is based on solar energy consumption.

Types of motion sensors

Motion sensors differ in the type of the analyzed wave and the possibilities of generating the emitted waves. In this case, devices of the following types are distinguished:

  1. Active.
  2. Passive.
  3. Combined.

Active motion sensors can independently generate waves of a specific type that operate within a given radius. When an object moves across the controlled area, the wave is reflected from it and changes its characteristics, after which it hits the sensitive element through the focusing lens.

The sensor is activated when it detects the difference in the parameters of the emitted and reflected waves. It sends a command to the alarm control panel, after which a specific action is performed ― the lighting turns on, an audible signal sounds, etc. This difference in performance must be higher than the specified sensitivity threshold, which is set so that the security system does not respond to third-party movements.

Passive motion sensors do not generate waves of a certain type but pick them up when reflected from an object. Infrared devices work according to this principle. They read the heat emanating from the object. The analysis of characteristics in such a device occurs through two sensitive parts: when there is no movement, they receive waves of the same intensity and quantity, but as soon as movement occurs, a changed reflected wave arrives at one of the elements, the detector captures this difference and reacts according to the settings.

The last type of detector is a combined device. Such sensors consist of two parts, the first creates a certain type of wave, and the second analyzes it for characteristics at a distance.

Ajax MotionCam — wireless motion sensor with camera for alarm verification

The Ajax MotionCam wireless motion detector warns users when a threat is detected. Following the warning message, the wireless sensor will send an animated series of photos to assess the situation to confirm the response.

The principle of operation of the Ajax MotionCam wireless motion sensor

The Ajax MotionCam wireless motion detector takes a photo only in case of an alarm. The received data is transmitted over a secure Wings radio channel, which uses encryption to transmit and store information.

The sensitivity of MotionCam is adjustable. The wireless motion sensor with a camera can ignore pets up to 50 cm tall and weigh 20 kg, thanks to the SmartDetect digital algorithm. But if the pet manages to trigger an alarm, the photo report, which the user immediately receives, will show that nothing threatens the guarded object.

Safe and reliable transmission of received data is ensured by the simultaneous use of two radio protocols: Jeweler, which reports alarms, and Wings, which transmits photos. The transfer of media files from the scene takes less than 9 seconds after the motion is detected, and the user will receive an alarm notification immediately.

The location for the MotionCam wireless alarm sensor installation must be selected, taking into account the communication range with the alarm control panel, which is up to 1700 meters, provided there are no obstacles. Ajax MotionCam works up to 4 years from pre-installed batteries.

Installation and configuration of the wireless sensor do not require special knowledge: the device is mounted on the SmartBracket mount without disassembling the case. The connection to the alarm control panel is made through the Ajax mobile application scanning a QR code. The wireless motion detector with photo-alarm verification is ready to work out of the box. The battery is already pre-installed.

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