Passive Infrared (PIR) Motion Sensor (5-pack)


The Trapmate Passive Infrared (PIR) Motion Sensor is designed for monitoring multi-catch traps. It uses an infrared sensor to detect temperature changes its field of view, establishing the presence of rodents in the trap. Upon detecting motion, the sensor sends alerts to the Trapmate apps and portal via the Trapmate Hub,

The PIR Motion Sensor is typically deployed outside of a multi-catch or other metal trap facing in, and has an external antenna to maximize signal range.

The sensor is lightweight, durable, and runs for five years on a set of off-the-shelf batteries.

For easier connections to many multi-catch traps, Trapmate offers the PIR Motion Sensor Adapter, which mounts on the side of any common multi-catch trap to fix the PIR Motion Sensor into place. This adapter is sold separately.

  • Requires a Trapmate Hub and a subscription to operate

Passive Infrared Motion Sensors are sold in 5-packs.

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The Trapmate Passive Infrared (PIR) Motion Sensor is an integral component of the Trapmate Hub and Sensors electronic monitoring solution, designed for the monitoring of multi-catch traps and other traps where the use of an accelerometer or magnet sensor isn't feasibe. The "drop and go" PIR Motion Sensor monitors for changes in temperature inside of its field of view which indicate the presence of rodents in the trap.

You can deploy the PIR Motion Sensor either inside a station, or outside a vent in the station looking in, depending on the size of the station.

The Trapmate PIR Motion Sensors communicate with Trapmate Hubs using a proprietary 915MHz radio frequency signal, which allows the sensors to be placed as far away as 2,000 feet when there's a line of sight connection. Sensor-to-Hub range inside of buildings depends on the building layout and building materials, as well as the other contents of the building, but can be in the hundreds of feet, particularly if the battery-powered Trapmate Hub is mounted in an elevated fashion.

The PIR Motion Sensor comes  with an external antenna, so that even if the sensor is inside of a metal station you can get alerts. It is powered by two off-the-shelf AA lithium batteries, and will run for 5 years on those two batteries. The batteries are replaceable.

Deploying the PIR Motion Sensor is easy. No pairing or WiFi passwords are required. You register each sensor one time using the Skyhawk Trapmate software, subscribe that sensor if your organization hasn't already done so, and then attach the sensor to the trap using the provided PIR Sensor Attachment. You can photograph the location of the sensor and drop a pin on the map so you know exactly where the device was deployed. You won\'t need to worry about WiFi or power or other Internet connections -- the sensor automatically finds the nearest Trapmate Hub.

Along with the Trapmate Hub and Vibration/Magnet Sensors, the PIR Motion Sensor provides a multi-faceted method to reduce the amount of time your team spends checking empty traps or making unnecessary visits, allowing more time for strategic pest management and/or other clients. The PIR Motion adds additional abilities to operate outside of trap stations, providing real time intelligence on animal movements.

Use the PIR Motion Sensor to improve your service while reducing your costs and create new add-on service offerings for your commercial and residential clients.

Subscriptions per sensor are as low as $2.50/month (annual subscription) or $4/month (quarterly subscription) or $9/month (month-to-month).

Additional discounts on subscriptions are available to enterprise customers, depending on product volume. For more information on pricing, e-mail [email protected]


Size (L x W x H) 3.75 x 2.20 x 1.10 in / 9.53 x 5.59 x 2.79 cm
Weight 8oz / 227g
Operational Temperature 0F° to 140F° / -18C° to 60C°
Operational Humidity 10 to 100% RH
Ingress Protection IP64/67
Material Lexan
Mounting Trapmate Universal PIR Adapter
Power Source 2 x AA alkaline batteries
Average Power Usage < 20μW
Power Lifetime –  (standard duty cycle*) 10+ years
External Power Connection N/A
Local RF 915 ISM, GFSK, <1W
Local RF LOS Range 2000 ft / 610 m
Antenna Type Internal or external
Radio Transmit Frequency 915MHz ISM
Radio Transmit Power Up to 1W
Supported Signals Alerts and polling. Low data.
Data Security VPN
Regulatory (US) FCC 15.247
Environmental N/A