I have been trying to setup a custom security system for my house. I am using Milestone's XProtect system with multiple cameras and one Adam 6050 module.
I use the Adam 6050 module for magnetic door sensors to tell the system when a door is opened or closed. I would like to incorporate IR motion detectors into the mix since my cameras do not have IR capabilities.
Traditional indoor motion detectors have 4 to 6 posts, 2 of them power the device, 2 are the NO (Normal Open) or NC (Normal Closed) motion trigger, and the last 2 are often a NO or NC tamper alarm to alert if the device is being opened.
Unfortunately traditional indoor motion detectors are far too sensitive to be used outdoors. So I purchased an outdoor DC motion detector that typically triggers a flood light. It has lux and other settings to help me tune it for the lighting. However, it only has three wires coming out of it, the positive and negative for power, and the motion activated wire which is supposed to run to the light and grounds to the same negative that is used for power.
I would like to know how to wire this motion detector into my system so my Adam module can actually sense it being tripped. Short of the Adam module itself providing the power (which it is not designed nor I believe capable of), I cannot figure out a circuit that would allow me to sense that third wire being tripped.
If this is not possible, is there another type of outdoor IR motion detector with the 4 to 6 posts like the indoor one that is designed for a security system? I have been unable to find such an outdoor motion detector.