Occupancy Sensor Installation

Curbing Energy Use with Smart Installation in Baltimore Metro

Occupancy sensors offer you an efficient solution for managing lighting and devices in homes, offices, classrooms, and businesses. These sensors automatically adjust lighting by detecting motion, reducing energy waste and costs. Milton Electric strategically placing them enables motion detection throughout the room, effectively controlling light activation and deactivation. The installation of these sensors helps curb your energy use, particularly in areas prone to lights accidentally being left on, such as offices, classrooms, conference rooms, hallways, staircases, restrooms, and parking garages. 

Go Green: Save Energy with Occupancy Sensor Installation

Occupancy sensors installed in your home or business automatically saves energy. When activity is detected, these devices automatically turn on the room lighting and switch them off when the area is unoccupied. They also use high end technology to detect other movements in a room, temperature changes, and sometimes even motion from inside the room's walls. This eliminates energy waste because occupants often forget to turn their lights off. With occupancy sensors people don’t have to manually turn their lights off, they will turn off automatically. 

Did You Know?  

  • Depending on the size and occupancy of your area and the type of lighting used, occupancy sensors can offer energy savings of up to 90% depending on room usage. 
  • Rebates from your local utility provider may also be available when occupancy sensors are installed in your home or business.
  • Occupancy sensors increase energy savings and will pay for themselves over just a few years.

Increase Safety with Milton Electric: Occupancy Sensor Installation

It can be hazardous for those with vision problems when there is a lack of proper lighting in classrooms, businesses, homes, and offices. Having the appropriate amount of lighting is needed to ensure everyone's safety in darker areas. Keeping lights on consistently throughout the day is impractical and not cost effective or energy efficient. If you are a homeowner or business owner and need better lighting, contact Milton Electric for your occupancy sensor installation today. The team at Milton Electric is experienced in occupancy sensor installation in indoor and outdoor settings.  

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Occupancy Sensor Installation FAQ's


An occupancy sensor detects motion when a person's presence is in a room or office. The main function of an occupancy sensor is to automatically turn lights on when a person enters a room. Occupancy sensors are energy efficient and cost-effective because they reduce light energy usage. Vacancy sensors require manual activation and will only turn on if someone flips the light switch. They are not as energy efficient as occupancy sensors, but allow for more user control.  

Commonly used technologies in occupancy sensors are infrared sensors and ultrasonic sensors. Infrared sensors are activated when a person enters a room, triggering the infrared radiation to turn the light on. Infrared sensors are commonly used because of their reliability and cost-effectiveness. Similarly, ultrasonic sensors are triggered by movement, activating the sensor. Ultrasonic sensors are used for their ability to detect motion regardless of a room or an office’s temperature.  

Install occupancy sensors in areas with high foot traffic, such as meeting rooms, hallways, restrooms, kitchens, and classrooms. Occupancy sensors are ideal for people traveling in and out of rooms. This allows the light to automatically turn on and off when motion is detected. They are also used in hands-free areas like laborites and restrooms where cleanliness and hygiene are prioritized. Finally, occupancy sensors are installed in safety spaces requiring sufficient lighting to prevent dangers like stairwells, elevators, and parking garages. Consider installing occupancy sensors away from false triggers like air vents, pets, and moving objects. Contact an electrician to find the best place to install your occupancy sensors.  

The main purpose of occupancy sensors is to detect motion in a specific area. Occupancy sensors typically activate when they detect a person's presence, but they can also be triggered by other movements, such as moving objects, fans, and pets. Some occupancy sensors can even detect sound or temperature changes in a room. To determine which occupancy sensor best suits your needs, contact an electrician to help with occupancy sensor installation.