DSC PG9924 - PowerG 915MHz Wireless Curtain Motion Detector Reviews
Submitted on 08/14/2020 Alarm Grid
The DSC PG9924 PowerG Wireless Curtain Motion Detector provides reliable motion detection in a very specific area. This differs from a standard motion sensor that will look for activity across an entire room. Curtain motion sensors like the PG9924 are great if you only want to monitor for activity at a door opening or at a specific section of the room. With the PG9924, you get all of the benefits of a PowerG Sensor, including the exceptional wireless range and excellent wireless encryption protection. This is a fantastic sensor to get if you need a curtain motion sensor for a PowerG System. We give the DSC PG9924 a perfect 5-Star rating.
There are many positive aspects regarding the DSC PG9924. For one, the sensor can communicate from up to 2km away from the panel's wireless receiver when used in an open air environment, depending on the panel it is being used with. The sensor uses 128-bit AES encryption. This is military grade encryption that makes it virtually impossible for others to hack or takeover the sensor. You can adjust the coverage area to 6, 12, or 18 feet depending on preference. The sensor only has a thin line of coverage, making it ideal for monitoring a door opening, while ignoring activity throughout the rest of the room.
There are not many downsides for the DSC PG9924. One issue is that it can only be used in an indoor environment. You cannot use this motion sensor outdoors. Like any wireless sensor, the PG9924 relies on battery power, and you will need to replace the CR123A battery with a new one every few years, depending upon usage. The PG9924 can only be used with PowerG-compatible Systems, which does limit how you can use the sensor. But overall, these downsides are extremely minor, and they do not stop us from giving the DSC PG9924 a 5 Star score.
Good: Great Wireless Range, 128-Bit AES Encryption, Adjustable Coverage Area, Thin Line of Coverage, Ideal for Door Openings
Bad: Indoor Use Only, Requires Battery Replacements, For PowerG Systems Only
Bottom Line: 5 Stars