Mobeye Techno terms

It is our commitment to provide technology for situations where control is desired. In addition, we hope that our products are used with pleasure and that the user gets familiar with the product. That is why it is our aim to keep our products easy to use and the documentation accessible. But it is unavoidable: we also use terms on the website, in the datasheets and in the manuals that may not be immediately clear to everyone. To explain and maybe to enjoy you, we explain some used “technical terms” in the context of Mobeye products.

GSM / 2G / UMTS / 3G / 4G / NBIOT / LTE-M / CAT-1 / CAT-12 / 5G

A whole series of abbreviations exist for the current wireless communication. The landscape was clear at the introduction of the first mobile phones; we called everything GSM even though we meant 2G and 2,5G. Then UMTS came along, which was actually 3G, and actually turned out to be a failure. Fortunately, 2G remained. After that several 4G bandwidths were introduced, a landscape that cannot be explained in one sentence. Even now the world is not ready for all the “layers” in 4G and we are glad … 2G stayed. 5G will arrive soon, despite many discussions. Mobeye ensures that its products are always suitable for the country of use and with the correct communication module. We are also sometimes confused about naming. Shall we just keep the term “GSM” for the whole series of communication modules?

Passive infrared (PIR)

A PIR, as used in the Mobeye i110, Argos or Outdoor Detector, detects moving heat sources; the (fresnel) lens consists of several parts; as soon as the thermal image (infrared radiation) changes, the detector reacts. People, large animals (not insects and spiders), but also drafts and direct sunlight on the lens are noticed. So avoid drafts and direct sunlight. If there has been an unnecessary alarm, change the position of the alarm system or change the sensor sensitivity to “low”.


Jamming is the suppression of wireless signals, by sending a disturbing signal on the same wavelength. Although GSM jammers are only used by a small group of highly professional burglars, they do prohibit the process of sending notifications if they are kept near the device. Mobeye products are alert to this. If a burglar tries to jam, signals the Mobeye alarm system this. As soon as the disturbance has gone, the alarm system will report the alarm as soon as possible, stating that it has been delayed.