Occupancy Sensor P3 – Battery operated – Wireless occupancy and proximity sensor that turns off air conditioner

(14 customer reviews)

 96,00 (excl. VAT, if applicable)

Occupancy Sensor P3 is the wireless version (no WiFi Internet connection required) of the SaveOnAirCo Occupancy Sensor line, the only occupancy sensors that can turn off air conditioners when they detect that there is no one in the room. Ideal for hotels and B&Bs.

Occupancy Sensor P3 is the wireless version of the Occupancy Sensor family and differs from its sibling P1 because it doesn’t need any cable connection to the split to work!

Occupancy Sensor P3 unique technology can check for the presence or absence of people in the room through its built-in electronic PIR sensor and turn off the air conditioner using the same signal that is sent by the air conditioner’s original remote control, without altering normal system operation *!

* It is therefore mandatory that your AC system has an infrared signal reception system, which every AC that can be controlled by a remote control has by default.. Learn more here.

After the room has been left empty for 15, 30 or 60 minutes. the air conditioning is turned off automatically !

Question: What if a guest is sleeping at night?

This is undoubtedly the most frequently asked question.

The occupancy sensor can be programmed to work in various modes; one of these is NIGHT mode.
In Night mode, the sensor automatically deactivates during night hours. The air conditioner will be allowed to run, and you can be sure not it won’t be turned off while a guest is sleeping in the room.
When daylight returns, the sensor starts working again.

Question: …and what if he sleeps during the day?

To definitively solve this type of problem and completely eliminate the possibility that the air conditioning is turned off by mistake while the guest is still in the apartment, simply set P1 occupancy Sensor to Apartment mode, which is also default mode of the P1 presence sensor.

Click here to see the P1 Occupancy Sensor model.

Occupancy Sensor P3 runs on batteries, powered by 4 AA-type batteries (the classic “stylus” batteries, NOT included in the kit) that guarantee about 3-5 years of operation. We recommend using superior quality batteries, such as Duracell or Energizer lithium batteries.

With Occupancy Sensor P3 from SaveOnAirCo you can shut down the air conditioner after a set time when the room is empty. Equipped with an infrared motion and proximity sensor (PIR) you can take charge of your air conditioners again, turning them off when your guests leave the room.
Turn off the air conditioner when the hotel room is empty.

Occupancy Sensor P3 significantly reduces costs on your utility bill by up to 80%.

How does Occupancy Sensor P3 work?

Occupancy Sensor P3 monitors the room to determine if there are guests in it; when no presence is detected, and after a predetermined period of time has passed, it sends a shutdown signal to the air conditioner split.

Compatible with any air conditioner

Occupancy Sensor P3 compatibility test

To work correctly with your air conditioner, Occupancy Sensor P3 needs it to manage separate signals for ON and OFF, even if these commands are sent via the same ON/OFF button on your remote control.
In other words, when you press the ON/OFF button to turn the air conditioner on, the remote sends a set of commands to the split which correspond to “ON”. When you press the ON/OFF button to turn the air conditioner off, the remote sends a set of commands that correspond to “OFF”. It is important that these 2 signals are different, not a simple “reverse the current state” command.

Do this simple test to see if your air conditioner is compatible with Occupancy Sensor P3

Turn the air conditioner ON using the remote control, then leave the room and press the ON/OFF button again as if you were turning the air conditioner OFF, but make sure you are somewhere where the remote control signal can’t actually reach the split, in other words you must not be able to turn the air conditioner off. Go back into the room and your air conditioner will still be on, while the remote will think it is off. Point the remote control at the air conditioner again and press the ON/OFF button, as if to turn it on.

At this point 2 things can happen:

1) If the ON/OFF signals are different (as they should be) nothing will happen because the air conditioner knows it is already on.
In this case your model is compatible with Occupancy Sensor P3!
Go ahead and make the purchase.

2) If the ON/OFF signals are identical, your air conditioner will turn off instead of staying on.
In this case, your model is NOT compatible with Occupancy Sensor P3.
You need to look at the Occupancy Sensor P1 model instead.

Occupancy Sensor P3 strong points:
1. Turns the air conditioner off when the room is empty (i.e. Automatically turns Air Conditioners OFF based on room occupancy to achieve maximum energy savings)
2. Capable of learning and memorizing infrared control codes of all kinds of air conditioners
3. Adjustable delay-off time from 5 minutes to 60 minutes
4. Multiple possible configurations
5. Reduces energy costs by up to 80%
6. Compatible with all existing air conditioners
7. Built-in twilight comfort sensor
8. Code-protected programming
9. Good for all kinds of other appliances that uses infrared control such as TVs, fans, audio systems, etc.
10. Shutdown signal sent cyclically
11. No WiFi Internet connection required!

Package contents

– 1 Occupancy Sensor P3
– 1 cover for the PIR sensor
– screws and wall plugs for wall mounting

SOME ADVICE: Occupancy Sensor P3 sensors can be used with our remote controls, and we recommend you do this. Occupancy Sensor P3 can save money on bills when guests leave the room, preventing them from leaving the air conditioner on, while the remote control helps save money when the air conditioner is running by preventing guests from setting excessively low temperatures, which increase energy consumption and the money on your electricity bill.

Example: imagine that a guest of yours stays in the room for 6 hours, with the air conditioner set to 18° C. When the guest leaves the room, Occupancy Sensor P3 will turn the air conditioner off, but for the 6 hours the guest spent in the room, the conditioner wasted a lot of electricity in a vain attempt to reach 18° C.
With the combined use of our remote control, even when the air conditioner is running your guest will not be able to set temperatures lower than 22° to 23° C (you decide), guaranteeing you immediate savings on your bill, as testified by many of our customers.

This is why we recommend the combined use of Occupancy Sensors with one of our universal air conditioner remote controls


Note: The images in the product catalog are for illustrative purposes only. Our company reserves the right to make product improvement modifications without any obligation to give prior notice.

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Description

Occupancy Sensor P3 is an advanced, technologically sophisticated but simple to use occupancy sensor that can turn off an air conditioner when it senses that a room is empty and without occupants. This avoids wasting electricity (and money) to keep the air conditioner on even when no one is in the room, which obviously saves energy and money in utility bills.

Occupancy Sensor P3 differs from its sibling Occupancy Sensor P1 because it doesn’t need any cable connection to the split to work!

Occupancy Sensor P3 runs on batteries, powered by 4 AA-type batteries (NOT included in the kit) that guarantee about 3-5 years of operation. We recommend using superior quality batteries, such as Duracell or Energizer lithium batteries.

How does the P3 presence sensor works?

P3 presence sensor: how does it work?
P3 presence sensor: how does it work?
When the room is left empty, the P3 occupancy sensor starts counting down the preset time (15, 30 or 60 minutes). Once the preset time is reached, it will automatically send the “OFF” signal to the air conditioning unit to turn off the air conditioning

Operating modes

Occupancy Sensor P3 can be programmed to work in 3 modes:
24/7: regardless of whether it is day or night (i.e. whether there is light or darkness in the room), if the room is empty after the predetermined delay time has passed, Occupancy Sensor P3 will turn off the air conditioning;
Comfort Plus mode during the day, Occupancy Sensor P3 will work normally, turning the air conditioner off after the predetermined delay time has passed. At night, or rather, 2 hours after it senses darkness and regardless of whether there is movement in the room or not, Occupancy Sensor P3 will turn the air conditioner off. When Occupancy Sensor P3 senses light again in the morning, it will resume normal operation 2 hours later. This is a useful option in situations where Occupancy Sensor P3 monitors rooms which are sure to be empty at night – classrooms, for example;
Night mode: for as long as the room is dark, the air conditioning is allowed to run if switched on, and Occupancy Sensor P3 will never turn it off. Useful if you want to be sure not to turn off your guests’ air conditioner at night.

You can also intervene on the “delay” time, to decide how long Occupancy Sensor P3 should wait after the empty room is detected before turning the air conditioner off.
You can choose from 15, 30 and 60 minutes.

After the room has been left empty for 15, 30 or 60 minutes. the air conditioning is turned off automatically !

Additional information

Weight 0,42 kg

User Manual

You can download a short DEMO version of the user manual for informational purposes only, which is useful for learning more about the product installation process and operation, prior to purchase.

WARNING: The manual downloadable below is a DEMO version, in which some sensitive information regarding (for example, but not limited to) the unlocking procedure and other programming sequences, have been obscured with a series of “XXXXX”.

When installing the product, refer ONLY to the full manual you will receive with your purchase, and not to the DEMO version that can be downloaded from the link below.

Click here to download the Occupancy Sensor P3 DEMO manual.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

#01 – What is the Occupancy Sensor P3 sensor?
It is an advanced, technologically sophisticated but simple to use occupancy sensor that can turn off an air conditioner when it senses that a room is empty and without occupants. This avoids wasting electricity (and money) to keep the air conditioner on even when no one is in the room, which obviously saves energy and money in utility bills.

#02 – What if a guest is sleeping at night?
The occupancy sensor can be programmed to work in 3 different modes; one of these is NIGHT mode.
In Night mode, the sensor automatically deactivates during night hours. The air conditioner will be allowed to run, and when daylight returns, the sensor starts working normally again.

#03 – How is the P3 model different from P1?
P3 differs from the P1 model because it runs on batteries so it doesn’t need a cable connection to the split and can therefore be installed autonomously without the need for an electrician.
It doesn’t monitor doors/windows like the P1 model does, but if you need that kind of solution, we recommend that you combine Occupancy Sensor P3 with our Window Sensor W1.
The only “complicated” part is the wall mounting, and for this you only need a drill, as the screws and wall plugs are already included in the kit.
The batteries will last 3 to 5 years, but a periodic check is necessary to make sure they are still in good condition. Note that an indicator light flashes when the batteries are close to running down.

The occupancy sensor P1 model offers several advantages over the battery-powered P3 model:
– first, there are no batteries to take care of.
– second, because of its wired connection and electronic circuitry, Exitus can detect whether the air conditioner is on or off.
It is no small detail; in fact in this way, when the conditions for which it was programmed to switch off the air conditioner occur (i.e. after 15, 30 or 60 minutes of uninterrupted non-presence), P1 model will intervene in switching off only if it detects that the air conditioner is ON. If the air conditioner is already OFF, P1 model will not intervene, as its task has already been completed.
This is a substantial difference with P3 model, since the latter, not being connected by cable to the air conditioner and therefore not being able to know the operating status of the same, when the conditions for which it was programmed occur, will switch off the air conditioner, both whether this is ON or whether it is already OFF.
Furthermore, precisely because it cannot know the operating status of the air conditioner, P3 model will cyclically send the shutdown signal to the air conditioner, in the times with which it has been programmed to do so (ie 15, 30 or 60 minutes).

#04 – How long do P3 batteries last?
It depends on the settings and the quality of the batteries. On average, quality batteries (such as Duracell or Energizer lithium batteries) will give P3 about 3-5 years of operation.
To ensure you never lose control over the conditioner, we recommend replacing batteries every 3 years.
Also note that a warning light will flash every 60 seconds when the battery residual power is at a critical level, to let you know it’s time to change them.

#05 – Will Occupancy Sensor P3 work with my air conditioner?
P3 is universally compatible with any air conditioner, as long as the conditioner can be operated by remote control.
You just need to make sure that your air conditioner works with separate and distinct signals for ON/OFF.
Refer to the Occupancy Sensor P3 compatibility test as described above.

#06 – How do I know if my air conditioner has separate signals for ON/OFF?
Most air conditioners do work this way, so the chances that your model doesn’t have separate signals for ON/OFF are very slim indeed.

To find out if your air conditioner is compatible with Occupancy Sensor P3, do this simple test:
turn the air conditioner ON using the remote control, then leave the room and press the ON/OFF button again as if you were turning the air conditioner OFF, but make sure you are somewhere where the remote control signal can’t actually reach the split, in other words you must not be able to turn the air conditioner off. Go back into the room and your air conditioner will still be on, while the remote will think it is off. Point the remote control at the air conditioner again and press the ON/OFF button, as if to turn it on.

At this point 2 things can happen:

1) If the ON/OFF signals are different (as they should be) nothing will happen because the air conditioner knows it is already on.
In this case your model is compatible with Occupancy Sensor P3!
Go ahead and make the purchase.

2) If the ON/OFF signals are identical, your air conditioner will turn off instead of staying on.
In this case, your model is NOT compatible with Occupancy Sensor P3.
You need to look at the occupancy sensor P1 model instead.

#07 – Do I need a Occupancy Sensor P3 for each aircon unit?
Yes.

#08 – Is installation simple?
Occupancy Sensor P3 can be installed by anyone who is sufficiently knowledgeable. However, if you are not totally sure of what you’re doing, it’s best to seek the services of an air conditioner maintenance/installation specialist.

#09 – How can you be sure that the room is empty?
Occupancy Sensor P3 is equipped with an infrared motion and proximity sensor (PIR), which can sense the movement of bodies of a certain size (to avoid it being alerted by the movement of small animals, for example). This ensures that the room is empty if the sensor does not detect anything.

#10 – Can it be programmed?
Absolutely. Occupancy Sensor P3 can be programmed to work in 3 modes.
– 24/7: the sensor remains active at all times, ready to turn the air conditioner off when it doesn’t sense any activity in the room
– Comfort mode: it will turn the air conditioner off 2 hours after it senses darkness in the room (in other words, at night)
– Night mode: occupancy detection will be disabled during the night and the air conditioner can operate normally when the room is dark

You can also intervene on the “delay” time, to decide how long Occupancy Sensor P3 should wait after the empty room is detected before turning the air conditioner off.
You can choose from 15, 30 or 60 minutes.

#11 – How can I prevent my guests from changing the settings?
Programming is protected by an access sequence that only the owner knows.

#12 – Can I use Occupancy Sensor P3 in combination with your remote controls?
Absolutely, in fact we highly recommend it! By doing so you will save even more energy and maximize the benefits.

#13 – How does Occupancy Sensor P3 turn off the air conditioner?
During the programming phase, using the original remote control (or our R3 Universal Remote Control, if supplied) you will teach Occupancy Sensor P3 the shutdown command; in this way, when it detects that the room is empty, it will send an authentic shutdown command to the air conditioner, just like the one received from the remote control itself.

#14 – I have a new inverter type air conditioner, will Occupancy Sensor P3 work with it?
Certainly. Occupancy Sensor P3 is compatible with any air conditioner that can be controlled with a remote control.

#15 – Can Occupancy Sensor P3 turn the air conditioner on?
No. Occupancy Sensor products are designed as energy-saving devices, and under no circumstances will they turn the air conditioner on. It is up to the guest to do this when they find it turned off.

#16 – What range can be monitored by P3’s occupancy sensor?
P3’s PIR sensor can detect to a distance of about 5-7 meters, an ample area that is more than sufficient for most rooms where its use is required.

#17 – Can guests use the air conditioner at night when they go to bed?
Occupancy Sensor P3 can control the air conditioner as you wish. For example, you can choose to allow the guest to use the air conditioner freely during the night. Occupancy Sensor P3 is designed to allow the owner to customize the settings to suit their individual needs.

#18 – How much money will Occupancy Sensor P3 save me?
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to generalize regarding possible money savings. The cost of running an air conditioner is made up of a large number of variables, such as the size and type of the unit, the positioning and shape of the room, the electricity rates, the way the air conditioner is used, etc.
What can be said with certainty is that on average, Occupancy Sensor P3 will reduce the usage of your air conditioner by 50 to 80%.

Another consideration is the reduced wear and tear on equipment that was designed for domestic use. We estimate that life expectancy is increased by 30-50%, which also reduces maintenance time and costs.

#19 – Can guests deactivate my Occupancy Sensor P3?
Occupancy Sensor P3 is completely tamper-proof, protected by an unlock sequence that only the owner knows.

#20 – Do I need a Occupancy Sensor and a remote control?
Our remote controls and Occupancy Sensors do completely different jobs. The remote controls manage how the air conditioner is used when it is running. Occupancy Sensors manages air conditioner use when it is not required. Both products can be used independently of each other or in combination.

#21 – Will Occupancy Sensor P3 affect the warranty of my air conditioner?
Absolutely not, as Occupancy Sensor P3 has no interface or connectivity with the air conditioner’s internal wiring.

#22 – What if I have family or friends using the property?
Our advice is to leave Occupancy Sensor P3 as it is. Family and friends are often the worst abusers of air conditioning! However, if you are feeling generous, you can temporarily disable the controller.

14 reviews for Occupancy Sensor P3 – Battery operated – Wireless occupancy and proximity sensor that turns off air conditioner

  1. De Rossi Holiday

    Fantastic product, walking away from the facility and knowing that someone in your place will turn off the air conditioners is something fabulous. It’s the third one I’ve purchased, I’ll get another one soon. I recommend it more than a wifi air conditioner.

  2. Gianfranco

    I have purchased two occupancy sensor P3 products and I must say I am very satisfied. Simple to set up, they work great. I had no need to contact assistance, also because I bought them in combination with the remote controls. The possibility of automatically switching off the air conditioners in the absence of guests, with the addition of dark detection, constitutes a significant added value that is unequaled on the market, and this justifies the higher purchase price compared to other do-it-yourself solutions that however, they require frequent interactions with the devices or are easily “worked around”.

  3. Marco Panichi

    I bought 4 products: 3 P3 Occupancy Sensor and 1 P1 version. They all arrived earlier than expected: very fast delivery Intuitive equipment, easy to program, light and robust at the same time. After-sales assistance in line with product excellence

  4. Martina

    Amazing product!

  5. Renato

    I installed the SaveOnAirCo “P3” system in a holiday home in Rome in order to be able to manage the heating/air conditioning independently and without having to enter the house, often left on by customers in their absence. Simple installation and programming. Top-notch after-sales and customer service. Company of absolute value.

  6. Cristiana guercio

    Very useful tool to manage the energy waste of the air conditioner especially in a holiday home, easy installation, works very well with Olimpia Splendid Unico, the only precaution is to mount it in a straight line with the air conditioner

  7. fabiocarlucci

    I just installed the P3 sensor in a room in my B&B. It was easy to install and program. I have 2 rooms in the B&B, for the moment I purchased 1 sensor to assess its effectiveness, I am quite sure I’ll buy one for the other room as well. Fast shipping.

  8. Marina

    Extraordinary invention for anyone with guest accommodation. Unique and reliable product. Easy installation and setup, no technical assistance needed. I highly recommend it to everyone. Great!!! Marina
    http://www.booking.com/Share-WBqQQK

  9. Riccardo

    The sensor is easy to program and can be mounted almost anywhere because of the various configuration options. It works as specified, especially useful is the nighttime function that delays the shutdown for 2 hours after the last movement is detected, while there’s a much faster shutdown during the day when guests leave the room for several hours.

  10. Guido

    Excellent product. Easy to program. Works flawlessly. Installed, along with the smart remote control, in a house that is rented out to tourists. I think it’s a great remedy against energy waste and big utility bills!

    Guido
    Lamporecchio, PISTOIA

  11. Salvatore Pecorella

    I purchased both the occupancy sensor and the smart remote control. I had a few little installation problems, but it’s actually very easy and the friendly and knowledgeable technical support team helped me out. I finally put the device into action and what can I say: works as advertised, it senses the absence of people in the room and after the programmed time (30 minutes in my case), the sensor sends a signal to turn off. This means significant energy savings for me because it’s installed in a vacation rental apartment and unfortunately guests generally don’t bother to turn the air conditioner off when they go out, for them it’s all included in the price.
    The same goes for the remote control that stops them from setting improbable temperatures.
    I highly recommend it for vacation rentals, B&Bs and of course hotels.
    Pays for itself in a very short time.
    Great idea!!! It was just what I was looking for.

    Salvatore P.
    Castellammare del Golfo

  12. Michele

    I bought both the P3 sensor and the R3 remote control in early summer.
    I waited before doing this review so that I could assess usage and operation, and now at the end of summer it’s a pleasure to review them.
    I run a B&B in Florence and, because of the summertime energy wastage from uncontrolled and liberal use of the air conditioner, I had been looking for ages for some kind of automatic system that would stop the air conditioner from being left running all day in an empty room, and to block the setting of temperatures that the air conditioner can’t reach – which forces the machine’s motor to run unnecessarily and continuously at maximum speed.
    I really searched for a long time and considered various options before finally deciding to purchase both the occupancy sensor and the SaveOnAirCo remote control which have two distinct functions and make a winning combination that I highly recommend.
    The P3 occupancy sensor detects the absence of guests in the room and, after a certain period of time (which can be set manually from 5 to 60 minutes) it sends a signal to turn the air conditioner off, avoiding entire days of unnecessary energy consumption, as well as wear and tear on the conditioner, while guests are absent. And the remote control, which is programmable so that guests can’t set excessively low temperatures, helps to save even more energy when they are in the room.

    Setup of the devices can perhaps initially seem a bit complex but actually once you get into the swing of things it’s all absolutely smooth and intuitive to operate.
    I would also like to highlight the fantastic technical support from the SaveOnAirCo staff who helped me continuously and promptly whenever I had any questions. Truly professional and impeccable assistance.
    I would highly recommend the products and am very pleased with the way they work!

  13. Giuseppe

    Exceptional product, assistance always available, I can guarantee that they are a serious company.

    Giuseppe A.
    B&B Fenì
    bbfeni.it
    Pompei – Napoli

  14. B&B lacrunadeLago

    Excellent service, product arrived on time and in perfect condition, fully functional.

    B&B lacrunadeLago – http://www.lacrunadelago.it

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