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My epir sensor is always on doesn't go off when there is no one around.  Help please, need it for my final year project.
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doesn't go off when there is no one around

Well, how would you know?  smiley-cool

But, more seriously, why would it go off when no one is around?- it's a motion detector isn't it?

You should post your circuit and sketch, and a link to a datasheet.

Has it ever worked? Does it work under some conditions and not others? What have you tried so far, to diagnose?
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Do you have something getting warm as a person in view of the sensor? Maybe sunlight on a wall?
But then those would have to change/move as well, more than very slowly. Pets maybe?

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I'll assume it is a Zilog EPIR. 
How do you have it configured? Serial or Hardware?
Can you supply your code, a detailed photo of your setup and/or a circuit schematic?
Here are a couple good tutorials:
http://marioboehmer.blogspot.com/2011/01/motionsensor-on-arduino.html
http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/sensors/Reports/EPIR
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