Honeywell FG1625F Frequently Asked Questions

Are Glass Break Sensors Effective?
Glass break sensors are very effective in detecting the sound of breaking glass. These devices are very reliable when it comes to monitoring windows and protective glass casings. The dual-frequency detection process also prevents false alarms. Learn more about glass break sensors and how they work.
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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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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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What Glass Breaks Are Compatible with a Honeywell VISTA-21iP?
The VISTA-21ip is compatible with most wired glass break devices and the 5853 wireless glass break. You must have an available zone for the glass break.
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How Do I Use a FG701 to Test a Honeywell 5853 GBD?
Using the FG701 to test the Honeywell 5853 for proper operation
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Which glass break detectors are compatible w/ VISTA20P?
Want to know which glass break detectors will work with your Honeywell VISTA 20P? Find out here!
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Honeywell Glassbreak vs Window Sensors
Glass break detectors and windows sensors are both used to protect against a break-in through a window, but they work in very differnet ways.
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Should I use glass break detectors or motion sensors?
Glass break detectors and motion sensors provide two different types of protection, we explain the differences so that you can choose the right device for your alarm installation.
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