Presence and Absence Detection Explained

The choice between presence and absence detection for different spaces can make a big difference in user-friendliness and the amount of energy saved.

Presence Detection

Presence Detection
Detectors will switch on lighting automatically when a person enters the room, and switches off lighting automatically when no movement is detected.

Absence Detection

Absence Detection
Upon entering the room the person switches on the light as normal, but on leaving the detector switches off the lighting automatically. Lights can also be switched off manually.

Absence Recovery

Absence Recovery
After an occupancy time out period has elapsed in absence mode, the unit temporarily enters a presence mode for 10 seconds allowing the occupants movement to bring the lights back on.

Switch Detection Time

Switch Detection Time
This ensures that if a switch is activated and no movement is detected the lights will switch off after 10 seconds, minimising unnecessary lit space.