BV500 Ceiling-Mount PIR Motion Detectors



The Bravo5 is a ceiling mount detector designed to provide reliable motion detection for residential and commercial applications. The Bravo5 uses a special Fresnel lens made for 360deg. detection in conjunction with a quad element PIR sensor optimized for uniform detection all around its field of view. Special attention is given to false alarm immunity against RF, static, electrical transient to ensure trouble free operation for many years.


  •     Multi-Level Signal Processing
  •     360deg. coverage
  •     Quad element PIR sensor
  •     High level static and transient protection
  •     Excellent RF immunity
  •     Temperature compensation
  •     Fast/Slow detection jumper
  •     LED ON/OFF jumper
  •     SMD construction
  •     Super quiet operation
  •     5 year warranty

The BV-500 is a ceiling-mount motion detector that uses a special Fresnel lens in conjunction with a quad-element PIR to provide 360º coverage. The special PIR element provides accurate detection regardless of the direction of motion. The detector coverage can range from 24, 30 and 40 ft in diameter depending on the mounting height (8, 10 and 12 feet respectively). The unit uses MLSP (patented Multi-Level Signal Processing) to analyze the amplitude and duration of each pulse instead of simply counting them as in other, simpler pulse-count detectors. The unit includes digital temperature compensation to minimize shrinkage in the coverage pattern and critical temperatures (86-88º F).



Input Voltage

9 - 14.5 VDC

Current (nominal)

18 /15 mA (alarm on/off) @12 VDC

Contact Rating


Alarm Relay

0.1A @24VDC

Tamper Switch

0.1A @24VDC

Size (diameter x height)

4.6" x 1.4" / 117 mm x 36 mm



Maximum detection range (diameter)

Detector placed 8 ft./ 2.4 m from floor: 24 ft./ 7.3 m
Detector placed 10 ft./ 3.0 m from floor: 30 ft./ 9.2 m
Detector placed 12 ft./ 3.6 m from floor: 40 ft./ 12.2 m

Additional operating modes

LED ON/OFF Jumper J1
Pulse count (fast/slow) Jumper J2, J2 ON is fast count.



RF Immunity

20V/m ( 100Hz - 1.2GHz)

Transients @ wiring terminal

2.4KV @ 1.2joules

Operating temperature

32 -122°F / 0 - 50°C


5 - 95% RH non-condensing


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  • Model: DSC-BV500
  • Manufactured by: DSC