How Do I Trip a 2GIG GB1 Glass Break Detector?

You can trip a 2GIG GB1 Glass Break Detector by making a sound that strongly resembles the sound of breaking glass. You will need both the "thud" of an object striking glass, along with the "shattering" of glass itself. The best way to make this sound is with a glass break simulator.


The 2GIG GB1 features dual stage technology that listens for both the "thud" of an object hitting against glass and the subsequent "shattering" sound of actual glass breaking. Unless both of these sounds are detected, the GB1 will not activate. In order to get the device to trip, you must produce a sound that is very close to the actual breaking of glass.

When recreating this sound, you will need to make sure that you are within range of the device. The 2GIG GB1 is designed to detect breaking glass from a distance of up to 15 feet away. You will also want to make sure that the built-in microphone on the front of the device is able to pick-up the sound.

The best way to recreate this sound is with a glass break simulator. This device will produce a sound that is specifically designed to imitate breaking glass. Alarm Grid offers the Honeywell FG701 Glass Break Simulator for this very purpose. The FG701 is easy to use once you know the correct process. You will definitely want to make sure that you are using the FG701 correctly so that you are able to successfully activate the glass break detector.


There are also alternative methods for activating a 2GIG GB1. The first is of course to actually break some glass. However, we do not recommend this, as breaking glass is both dangerous and annoying to clean up. You can also use a computer and play a sound file that imitates breaking glass. Unfortunately, this will generally not produce a sound as accurate as an actual glass break simulator.

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