DSC FSA-210BT - 2-Wire Photoelectric Smoke & Heat Detector w/ Tamper Reviews
Submitted on 08/10/2020 Alarm Grid
The DSC FSA-210BT is a 2-wire smoke and heat detector for use with wired alarm systems that support 2-wire smoke detectors from DSC. It can also be used with certain wired to wireless converter modules that support 2-wire smoke detectors, including the Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-F and the DSC PG9WLSHW8 PowerG Wired to Wireless Converter. The device is quite versatile, and it offers some great features to help it stand-out when compared with similar devices. However, the product has been discontinued, and you are unlikely to find a new model anywhere. But if you come across a used model, then it should still work fine, provided that it has not been damaged. Overall, we really like the DSC FSA-210BT, and we give it a 5 Star rating.
There are many positive aspects regarding the DSC FSA-210BT. For one, it packs both smoke and heat detection into one device. This means that it will be more likely to quickly respond to a fire. The DSC FSA-210BT utilizes drift compensation, and that helps it maintain sensitivity even if dust has started to build-up. It also features a removable smoke chamber, which makes cleaning the device easy. There is also a convenient test button on the sensor. And a mounting bracket is included for easy installation. We also like the fact that the smoke detector is photoelectric. We find photoelectric smoke detectors to be the most reliable. The fixed-temperature heat detector (135 degrees Fahrenheit) also works very reliably. The device has a tamper cover to alert the system if someone tries to open it up.
There are not many downsides regarding the DSC FSA-210BT. There may be compatibility concerns if you try to use the sensor with a non-DSC System. And like any 2-wire smoke detector, the device will need to be installed. This will require running wires. But really, we don't have many negative things to say about the DSC FSA-210BT. It gets a 5 Star rating from Alarm Grid.
Good: Both Smoke & Heat, Drift Compensation, Removable Smoke Chamber, Mounting Bracket Included, Photoelectric Smoke Detector, Fixed-Temp Heat Sensor, Tamper Cover
Bad: May Not Work w/ Non-DSC Systems, Must Be Installed
Bottom Line: 5 Stars