Is There a Battery Operated Heat-Only Detector?
Yes, there is a battery operated heat-only detectors. In fact, there are several. A battery operated heat-only detector might also be referred to as a wireless heat detector. This is because the heat detector will not use any power wires. It will communicate with the panel wirelessly.
In most cases, you will want to use smoke detectors instead of heat detectors. This is because smoke detectors will normally respond more quickly to a fire than smoke detectors. But there are some areas where smoke detectors may experience false alarms. These are usually areas where there is excessive moisture or dust, as well as areas where there may be smoke occasionally present. In these locations, you may be better off using standalone heat sensors. Popular locations for heat detectors include bathrooms, attics, garages, kitchens, and designated smoking areas. There are also combination smoke and heat detectors that offer smoke detection and heat detection in one device.
When it comes to battery operated heat-only detectors, there are two types of devices. There are conventional wireless heat detectors that do not communicate with an alarm system. These devices have built-in sounders, and they will produce a loud tone upon detecting unusually high temperatures. Alarm Grid does not sell any of these conventional heat detectors. We only sell wireless heat detectors that are designed to integrate with alarm systems. However, you can likely find conventional heat detectors at your local hardware store. Keep in mind that these devices are not the best ones to use if you plan to integrate your heat detectors into your alarm system.
The Alarm Grid website offers some wireless battery operated heat detectors that you can pair with your security panel. Each wireless heat detector on our website will communicate at a specific wireless frequency. You need to make sure that the wireless heat detector you choose is compatible with your system's wireless receiver. This is very important for ensuring that your battery powered heat sensor will work with your system.
The Honeywell 5809SS is a good wireless heat detector for systems that operate at 345 MHz. This heat sensor is part of the Honeywell 5800 Series, and it offers both fixed temperature detection and rate-of-rise detection. The device will activate upon sensing a temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit or higher or upon detecting a temperature increase of 15 degrees Fahrenheit or higher in a single minute. It also has a tamper cover to alert the system if anyone tries to open up or disable the sensor. Compatible system include the Resideo Lyric Alarm System, the LYNX Touch Systems, the VISTA Systems with added wireless receiver, the 2GIG GC2, the 2GIG GC3 and the 345 MHz version of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. It uses a single lithium CR123A battery, and it has an expected battery life of three (3) to five (5) years.
We also offer three (3) different standalone battery operated heat detectors for 319.5 MHz systems. These sensors are all from Interlogix. They can all be used with Interlogix Simon Series Systems and the 319.5 MHz version of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. First there is the Interlogix HDX-135, which is a fixed temperature and a rate-of-rise heat detector. It activates upon sensing a fixed temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit or higher or a temperature increase of 12 degrees Fahrenheit or higher in a single minute. Similar to HDX-135 is the Interlogix HDX-135Z, which offers the same features, plus a built-in low-temperature detector for freeze detection. The freeze sensor will activate upon sensing a temperature of 41 degrees Fahrenheit or lower and restore upon sensing a temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
There's also the Interlogix HDX-200. This sensor offers the same rate-of-rise detection for a temperature increase of 12 degrees Fahrenheit or higher in a single minute. However, instead of activating upon sensing a fixed temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, this sensor will activate upon sensing a temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. This sensor does not offer freeze detection. The HDX-135, the HDX-135Z, and the HDX-200 all use a single lithium CR123A battery for power, and they have an expected battery lifespan of ten (10) years.
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