Honeywell FG1625RFM - Round Flush Mount Glass Break Detector Reviews
Submitted on 09/17/2019 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell FG1625RFM is a flush-mount "recessed" glass break sensor that is used to detect broken windows or other protective glass casings. It is fairly unique in being recessed into the fall. Normally one would think of a glass break sensor being surface-mounted. However, the Honeywell FG1625RFM works quite well in detecting glass break events. We think it's a fine sensor, and we give it 5 Stars.
When installing the Honeywell FG1625RFM, you will want to drill a hole that is 1" in diameter. The minimum required depth is 2.75 from the surface. You should have the four wires from the panel that will connect with the panel pulled through the hole and through the wall sleeve for the sensor. You can then slide the wall sleeve into place and connect the wires to the sensor. If you don't mind running and fishing wires, then this is absolutely something you can do at home as part of a weekend project. And you will be happy with the aesthetically pleasing end-result of a recessed sensor.
Our technicians have found that the Honeywell FG1625RFM Glass Break Sensor works very reliably in detecting broken windows or broken glass casings. That said, there are a few things you will want to keep in mind when selecting a location for the device. For one, it should be mounted at least 6 feet away from the floor and 3 feet away from any sirens, bells, or air ducts. Any glass window or casing should be within 25 feet of the glass break sensor, and it should ideally have a clear and direct view. Make sure to test the sensor with a glass break simulator after installing.
When used correctly, the Honeywell FG1625RFM can make a reliable addition to your security system. It is great for anyone who needs a hardwired sensor to monitor for broken windows or casings. And the recessed design is perfect for certain applications. This is a great sensor when the need calls for it, and it deserves a 5 Star Rating.