DSC AC-500 - Acuity® Ceiling-Mount Glassbreak Detector Reviews
Submitted on 01/16/2020 Alarm Grid
The DSC AC-500 is a hardwired ceiling-mount glass break detection sensor that can reliably monitor windows and protective glass casings. It works with a wide variety of glass types, and the sensor offers some nice features to help ensure effective operation. This is a really nice wired glass break sensor option that provides a great solution for many users. It has many positive aspects, with relatively few downsides. That is why we give the DSC AC-500 Glass Break Sensor a 5 Star rating.
There are quite a few things we like about the DSC AC-500. For one, it has an omni-directional microphone that allows it to detect glass break events from any direction. We also like the fact that the sensor has a nice listening range, as it can detect glass breaking sounds from up to 25 feet away. You can even use it to monitor multiple windows and/or glass casings if the device is placed strategically. And we really appreciate the fact that this sensor can be used with multiple types of glass, including plate glass, float glass, tempered glass, wired glass, and laminated glass.
There are relatively few downsides associated with the DSC AC-500. Its biggest issue is that it needs a direct line of sight to the glass it is monitoring. This is a fairly standard requirement for glass break sensors, but it is still something you will want to keep in mind when using this sensor. Another downside is that as a wired sensor, it will need to be installed and physically connected with the panel. This may present some challenges for DIY installers who are not very adept at using tools or running wires. Still, these are relatively minor downsides. All things considered, we have no issue giving the DSC AC-500 5 Stars.
Good: Omni-Directional Microphone, Good Listening Range, Can Monitor Multiple Windows/Casings, Works w/ Many Types of Glass
Bad: Needs Direct Line of Sight, Must Be Installed, Wires Must Be Run
Bottom Line: 5 Stars