Wireless Glass Break Detectors Frequently Asked Questions

How Does a Glass Break Sensor Work?
A glass break sensor actively listens for the sound of breaking glass. These security devices will activate upon hearing the low-pitch "thud" of an object striking against glass, while simultaneously hearing the high-pitch "shattering" of the glass itself. Learn more about glass break sensors.
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What is a Glass Break Sensor?
Glass break sensors are very important devices for security systems. These devices listen for the sound of breaking glass. If a window or glass casing is broken, the device will hear the sound and send a signal to the panel to perform the programmed response. Learn more about glass break sensors.
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How Does a Glass Break Detector Work?
Many people monitor windows and glass cases using glass break detectors. These devices work by listening for both the thud of an object striking against glass and the actual shattering of glass itself. Both sounds must be present for the device to activate. Learn more about glass break detectors.
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Do I Install a Glass Break Detector Directly On a Window?
A glass break detector should not be installed directly on a window. If the window were to be shattered by an intruder, the glass break may become damaged in the process. That is why glass breaks should be placed near windows, but not directly on them. Learn more about glass break detectors.
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How Do I Test a 2GIG GB1?
In order to test a 2GIG GB1 Glass Break Detector, you will need to use a glass break simulator, such as the Honeywell FG701. This will simulate the sound of breaking glass and cause the 2GIG GB1 to activate. If you receive central monitoring, have your system placed into test mode before doing this.
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Where Should I Install a Glass Break Sensor?
A glass break detector should be placed as close to a window or glass case as possible with no objects blocking its path. This will help to ensure that the device will activate in the event that the window or case is shattered. Learn more about glass break sensors and where to place them.
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How Do I Trip a 2GIG GB1 Glass Break Detector?
The 2GIG GB1 Glass Break Detector listens for both the "thud" of an object striking glass and the shattering sound of breaking glass. Hearing these two sounds together will cause the device to activate. A glass break simulator can imitate this sound and trip the sensor. Read on to learn more.
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What Loop Number Does My Honeywell 5800 Series Wireless Device Use?
Different 5800 Series wireless devices use different, and in some cases, multiple loop numbers. Shown is a list of commonly used devices and their loop numbers.
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Do the Honeywell Lynx Systems Require RF Line of Sight?
Honeywell Lynx Systems never use line of sight. RF communication does not require line of sight. Lynx panels use RF to communicate with 5800 Series devices.
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How Do I Program a Wireless Zone on My Honeywell VISTA-20P?
A wireless zone can be programmed on a VISTA-20P system by using an alphanumeric keypad to access zone programming. From there, you can program the zone.
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