PowerG Temperature Sensors
PowerG Temperature Sensors make a great addition to any PowerG-compatible security system. These device will alert your system if the temperature reaches unusually high or low levels. This is usually due to a broken HVAC system. A temperature sensor may also be referred to as a freeze sensor, as it will alert the system to extremely low temperatures that could cause the pipes to freeze. Normally, a temperature sensor will activate before the building reaches temperatures so low that the pipes would freeze. This is to give the owner time to take action before this happens. Most freeze sensors will trigger at around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Remember that water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, so you will have time to take action before the temperature falls that low.
Of course, temperature sensors can also respond to very high temperatures. This function varies between different sensor models. Some temperature sensors even allow you to adjust the high threshold so that it meets your needs more effectively. Check the specifications and features for the sensor to find out if this is the case. Please note that the "high" threshold might be too low for some locations. For example, there are some temperature sensors with a high threshold as low as 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Obviously, an indoor temperature of 75 degrees might be perfectly normal for some users. Remember to keep this in mind if you are looking for a temperature sensor for a hotter climate.
You can set up a PowerG Temperature Sensor to trigger an auxiliary alarm on your system. If you do this with central station monitoring, make sure that the central station knows that the auxiliary alarm is for a temperature sensor. Many central station operators will assume that an unspecified auxiliary alarm is for a medical emergency. You will want to specify that the zone in question is for a temperature sensor so that you do not receive unnecessary emergency medical dispatch. Another option is to have your PowerG Temperature Sensor trigger a trouble condition when activated. You can then have an interactive monitoring platform like Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com send you a text and/or email alert regarding the issue. These sensors are great for pairing with interactive monitoring services like these.
PowerG Temperature Sensors can be enrolled successfully with any PowerG-compatible alarm system. These include the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus Systems, the DSC PowerSeries NEO Systems, and the DSC Iotega. As PowerG devices, these temperature sensors boast a highly impressive wireless communication range. They will work from up to 2 km away from certain systems when used with a direct line of sight. You can even increase this maximum range to up to 4 km by adding a PowerG Wireless Repeater. PowerG Temperature Sensors also utilize 128-bit AES encryption to prevent any wireless hacking or takeover attempts. These sensors are not prone to any RF jamming techniques, and you can always count on them to work reliably.