If you are looking for some of the most convenient and most secure security products in the industry, then PowerG products are for you. There are many great aspects of PowerG Sensors and PowerG Systems. The PowerG product lineup is quite diverse, and you can certainly build an entire alarm system around this lineup. The PowerG products are all conveniently labeled. Nearly all of the PowerG Sensors will have "PowerG" in the name. They also usually start with "PG" in the SKU.
You can find all the usual sensor types in the PowerG product lineup. First are the main security and intrusion sensors. There are multiple door and window contacts for letting the system know when a door or window is opened. There are even PowerG Recessed Contacts for end users who want a more discreet installation. Other PowerG Sensors used for security purposes include the PowerG Glass Break Detector, PowerG Shock Sensors and the various PowerG Motion Sensors. There are outdoor PowerG Motion Sensors who end users who want to the monitor for outside activity.
The PowerG lineup includes more than just intrusion sensors. There are also PowerG life-safety sensors. These include PowerG Smoke and Heat Detectors and PowerG Carbon Monoxide Detectors. These sensors can certainly save lives in the event of an emergency. Users might also want to equip their homes and businesses with PowerG environmental sensors. These include PowerG Temperature Sensors and PowerG Flood Sensors. Other wireless PowerG devices include PowerG Key Fobs and PowerG Sirens.
The wireless range of PowerG devices is quite impressive. Depending on the system, PowerG Sensors can be used from up to two (2) kilometers away in an open air environment. This is the range for a PowerG Sensor when used with a DSC PowerSeries Neo Systems. The range is considerably smaller when these sensors are used with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus Systems. This is because the IQ2+ has a smaller antenna. A user can expect a range of 2,000 feet in open air when a PowerG Sensor is used with an IQ2+ System.
If you need to extend the range of a PowerG Sensor, then you may have some luck with the PowerG Wireless Repeater. This will take the PowerG signal and send it out a second time to effectively double the range. This will give the PowerG Sensors a maximum range of up to four (4) kilometers when used in an open air environment, depending upon the system. The wireless repeater is a plug and play device, and no system programming is required to use it.
In order to support PowerG Sensors, a system needs a PowerG Wireless Receiver. The PowerG Sensors operate at 915 MHz, and the wireless receiver must be able to support this frequency. Alarm Grid sells the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus, which is compatible with PowerG Sensors. These systems also support advanced features like facial recognition, partitioning, automatic Bluetooth disarming and a built-in camera and glass break detector.
PowerG Sensors follow a unique process of auto enrolling with an alarm system. The process involves pressing and holding an enrollment button on the wireless sensor. This button is usually found underneath the main cover, but the location can vary between different devices. The user will need to put the system into its auto-enrollment mode and then press and hold that button for a certain number of LED light cycles and then release at the proper time. The number of LED light cycles needed for auto-enrollment will vary between different PowerG Wireless Sensors.