DSC PG9985

PowerG 915MHz Wireless Flood Detector

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The DSC PG9985 Flood Detector is perfect for monitoring a home or business for potential water leaks. Flooding can cause serious damage, and a reliable flood sensor can alert you before it occurs. Protect your home or business with the DSC PG9985 Flood Sensor, available from Alarm Grid.
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The DSC PG9985 is a flood sensor designed for use with PowerG-compatible alarm systems. It senses the presence of water, and it can alert a system before serious flood damage occurs. This is done with a detection probe that is connected to the wireless transmitter using a 6 foot long wire.

To use the PG9985 most effectively, we recommend placing the probe in a location where a flood is most likely to occur. This could include in a basement, kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. It is also a good idea to place the probe underneath any water heaters that could potentially leak. Once the probe detects water, it will send a signal to the attached transmitter. From there, the transmitter will send a signal to the system to alert it of the potential flood. The system is also alerted if the probe is disconnected for any reason.

As a PowerG Sensor, the PG9985 offers some outstanding capabilities. The transmitter will function from a distance of up to 2 kilometers away from the system if a clear line of sight is obtained. The device also features 128-bit AES encryption to protect it against any hacking or takeover attempts.

NOTE: The maximum range for a PowerG Sensor when used with an IQ Panel 2 Plus System is only 2,000 feet in open air. This is considerably less than the advertised 2km range. The 2km range refers to when a PowerG Sensor is used with a DSC PowerSeries NEO System.

Note: This sensor does not have a delay when reporting to the panel. It sends a signal to the panel immediately upon the probes detecting a flood or a leak.

Brand: DSC

Great Flood Sensor!
Submitted on 12/19/2019 Alarm Grid

The DSC PG9985 is a PowerG Flood Sensor that works with a variety of systems, including any IQ Panel 2 Plus, any DSC PowerSeries NEO System with an added wireless transceiver, and the DSC Iotega. The device consists of a main sensor that is connected with a probe using a six (6) foot long cord. The probe itself detects leaks or floods. Only a small amount of water is needed to activate the probe, which means that the user will have more time to take action before serious water damage occurs. We think this is a great flood sensor, and we give it a 5 Star rating.

There are many reasons to like the DSC PG9985. As a PowerG Sensor, it has some of the best range and wireless security in the industry. The sensor will operate from up to 2 km away in an open air environment depending on the system it is being used with. It communicates using 128-bit AES encryption for enhanced wireless security. The probe is designed to activate upon only detecting a small amount of water, which gives the user more time to take action if a leak occurs. We must also say that the sensor has an outstanding battery life, as you will only need to change the battery every eight (8) years on average.

There aren't many downsides to the DSC PG9985. The biggest is that you need to find a good position for both the probe and sensor. The sensor is connected with the probe using its 6-foot cord, and some users may have trouble finding a good spot for both. There are other all-in-one flood sensors that have a built-in probe, and some users are known to prefer those instead. But if you want a sensor with a probe attached with a cord, then the DSC PG9985 works great. It gets 5 Stars from us.

Good: Great Wireless Range, Strong Encryption Security, Activates w/ Small Amount of Liquid, Outstanding Battery Life

Bad: Must Mount and Position Both Sensor and Probe

Bottom Line: 5 Stars

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