What happens when the motion or presence detector is activated?
What makes you think that running for a year might be a problem?
Is it motion or presence you are trying to detect?
If it's motion, what kind of motion?
- Lights will turn on for a period.
- I have no experience in having something running for that long, so I just want to make sure I get reliable parts that will last for 1 year.
- It's the presence of someone
And will the sensor know that there is someone near, if it is not active? I think you have that concept backwards. The sensor is always active, monitoring for motion/heat/whatever. It outputs a different value if there is something present than when there is not.
- Yes it would run 24/7, which means they should be detect the presence of someone anytime.