2GIG FT6-345 - Wireless Flood and Temperature Detector Reviews
Submitted on 08/21/2019 Alarm Grid
We strongly recommend the 2GIG FT6-345 as a flood sensor and temperature sensor. Our technicians have found that the sensor works reliably in all aspects. It can be easily enrolled with a compatible system, and it offers great versatility as a sensor. The fact that it can be used as a flood sensor without a probe makes it extremely easy to set up. That is why we give this product a 5-Star rating.
In order to achieve full functionality for the 2GIG FT6-345, you will need to program the sensor to three (3) separate zones on the system. Each zone will use a different Loop Number depending on the function for that zone. Loop 1 is for freeze detection. Loop 2 is for high temperature detection. Loop 3 is for flood detection. Please note that Loop 4 is not used with the sensor. Also note that high temperature detection should not be confused with heat detection for detecting fires.
To use the device as a flood sensor, you should have it placed in a location where a water leak is most likely to occur. This includes underneath a sink, near a water heater, next to a toilet, or by a bathtub or shower. With metal contacts on both the top and bottom, the sensor will respond to a water leak no matter how it is placed. We have tested this sensor for water detection, and we noted that it responds quickly and reliably to any flooding events.
As for temperature detection, the sensor also works quite reliability. It functions in a manner that will allow it to quickly respond to unusual temperatures, while also preventing any false alarms. In order to activate for low temperature (freeze) detection, the sensor must be exposed to a temperature of 41 degrees Fahrenheit or lower for three (3) consecutive minutes. Meanwhile, high temperature detection requires the sensor to be exposed to a temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for three (3) consecutive minutes.
We think the 2GIG FT6-345 is a great sensor for any Resideo Lyric Alarm System (Firmware MR3 or higher required), 2GIG GC2, 2GIG GC3, 2GIG GC2e, 2GIG GC3e, or Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus with 345 MHz daughtercard. For that reason, we give it 5-Stars.