When choosing products for a home or business security system, one very important consideration is making sure the products you select are compatible with the security system you are setting up. This has become even more important in the age of wireless security systems, as different systems tend to support different wireless devices, based on the transmitting frequencies put out from the devices. You can usually determine which wireless frequency a system will support based on the manufacturer. For example, Honeywell has traditionally been associated with 345 MHz devices, while DSC is known for its 433 MHz sensors. As technology continues to advance, the lines can become blurred. The most notable example in that regard involves the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus, which comes in a 319.5 MHz variant, a 345 MHz variant, and a 433 MHz variant. In addition, all versions of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus also support the DSC PowerG Sensors, which use Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology and cover the frequencies ranging from 912 MHz to 918 MHz. However, you may see PowerG Sensors being specified as right in the middle at 915 MHz. The PowerG Sensors are also known for their impressive wireless range (up to 2 km in open air) and their 128-bit AES encryption for enhanced wireless security and protection.
The PowerG Series lineup is one of the most popular product lineups used with Alarm Grid Security Systems. They are particularly popular with Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus, DSC PowerSeries NEO, Qolsys IQ Hub, and DSC Iotega users. But that isn't the only product lineup offered from Alarm Grid. We also support a large number of Honeywell Security Systems. And as you might expect, Honeywell has released their own product lineups throughout the years. One of the most popular is the Honeywell 5800 Series lineup, which features 345 MHz sensors that were designed for use with the Honeywell LYNX Touch Systems and Honeywell VISTA Systems when compatible wireless receivers are added. Honeywell is also known for their backwards compatibility, and they made the Honeywell Lyric Controller compatible with the 345 MHz Honeywell 5800 Series Sensors as well. Honeywell also released another product lineup called the Honeywell SiX Series, which features sensors that are exclusively compatible with the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System. The SiX Sensors offer a wireless range of 300 nominal feet, and they utilize military grade 128-bit AES encryption, just like the PowerG Sensors. It is also likely that when Honeywell eventually releases their new system, the Honeywell ProSeries Panel, that it too will be backwards compatible with the 5800 Series Sensors and the SiX Series Sensors. Honeywell will also likely release a newer and more advanced sensor lineup for that panel as well.
There are many other product series sold by Alarm Grid. We are particularly fond of the VERSA Series of door and window contacts. These sensors are based off of the Honeywell 5800MINI, but they operate using different frequencies depending on which system is being set up. We have seen VERSA contacts available in 319.5 MHz, 345 MHz, and 433 MHz variants. This gives users the option for finding the appropriate VERSA Sensor based on the system they are using. And that's just one of many product series you will find from Alarm Grid. Once you know which series of sensors are compatible with your system, you will be able to pick from those series to find exactly what you need and set up a complete home or business security system.