DSC PG9905 - Wireless PowerG Temperature Detector Reviews

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Awesome Temperature Sensor
Submitted on 11/15/2019 Alarm Grid

The DSC PG9905 PowerG Temperature Sensor is designed to detect unusually high or low temperatures in a home or business. This is important for detecting a broken HVAC system that could otherwise result in serious damage. The DSC PG9905 PowerG Temperature Sensor works quite well at detecting temperatures and alerting a compatible system. We give it a 5 Star rating.

There are many things to like about the DSC PG9905. For one, it has an adjustable temperature setting that you set at the system. This way, you can choose the high and low temperatures that will alert the system. The temperature values you can set range from 0 degrees Fahrenheit to 999 degrees Fahrenheit, so you will certainly be able to choose an alert that works for you. Our technicians have found that the sensor works very well in reporting high and low temperatures to the system. You also get all of the great PowerG features with this sensor. It can be used with a system from up to 2 kilometers away with direct line of sight. It also uses 128-bit AES encryption for enhanced wireless protection and security.

There are some downsides to the PG9905. For one, it is for indoor use only, unless you add a separate temperature probe. This probe would need to be purchased and added separately. Another downside is that Alarm.com will not send out high/low temperature reports for certain panels. This is not the fault of the PG9905, but rather a limitation of Alarm.com. This was eventually fixed on the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 so that Alarm.com would send out reports, but users of others panels may run into problems. But overall, the PG9905 works really well as a temperature sensor, and it performs its job effectively. It gets 5 Stars.

Good: Adjustable Temperature Setting, Reliable Reporting, Excellent Range, Encryption

Bad: Needs Probe for Outdoor Use, Alarm.com Does Not Send Temperature Sensor Alerts for Certain Panels

Bottom Line: 5 Stars