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VirCru PIR Motion Sensor

The VirCru PIR Motion Sensor is an essential security measure for your vessel. It detects if there is an unexpected intruder, human or otherwise, on your boat. Alerts will come through to your smart device of choice, but can be deactivated if you are on your vessel so that your phone isn’t going off unnecessarily.
(Connects wirelessly to the VirCru Hub)


The VirCru PIR Motion Sensor, as the name suggests, uses passive infrared (PIR) to detect whether something moving and emitting heat has passed through its monitored range. A moving object or person/animal will therefore be detected by the PIR sensor. This means they are perfect for detecting potential intruders on your vessel. Outside of the marine world, they are commonly used outside of a building either in security systems or automatic lighting applications, though can also be used indoors as part of a wider security system.

The development of the VirCru PIR Motion Sensor has meant that remotely controlling and monitoring your system is easier than ever before. It gives you peace of mind that your vessel is safe and secure if you are onboard or offboard. Motion detection is relayed via the VirCru Hub and Servers to your VirCru app as alerts that will pop up on your phone (as long as you haven’t blocked them!). These alerts can be disabled or enabled at will, meaning you can turn them off when you are onboard so you don’t get alerted every time you head indoors.

The PIR sensor has been designed to be ceiling mounted in the main cabin – or walkway – of your boat. But as long as the surface is flat, it can be mounted above any entrance of your vessel. The PIR Motion Sensor works especially well when used in conjunction with the VirCru Smart Tag, which can tell you when any door or window has been opened. And like all VirCru products, the PIR Motion Sensor is designed to be easy to install by using 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fastener, which works similarly to traditional hook and loop fasteners. But utilises a unique shape that ensures a stronger connection and better adhesion between surface and sensor. As an added bonus, the sensor also keeps track of ambient temperature where the sensor is installed.

And with the VirCru app you can control your vessel’s security monitoring system with a few taps on your smart device of choice. Supported on both android and iOS, remotely monitoring and interacting with your boat has never been easier. The app is necessary for you, the user, to communicate with your PIR sensor and monitor your system remotely. 

Technical Details

Powered by internal CR2477 Lithium battery with 10 years life
Dimensions 66x62x20mm
Detection range 6m
Mounting 3m Dual Lock / VHB Tape


VirCru Motion Sensor Manual

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