The Interlogix-5709C-W Glass Break Simulator is designed to test GE/Interlogix ShatterPro Glass Break detectors, as well as any 319.5MHz Qolsys Glass Break Detector. This is the best device for professionally testing any compatible glass break sensors for proper programming and function. Once activated, the device will produce accurate sounds that mimic the shattering of glass. When a glass break sensor hears the sound, it should trigger. This will let the user know that the sensor is functioning properly. Some ShatterPro products support "clap test" function designed for quick and dirty testing but it is not a reliable way to verify proper functionality.
The convenient device is handheld, and it provides real glass breaking sounds for testing your sensors. The different settings on the simulator allow for different types of glass to be tested. Each setting produces a different sound frequency that is associated with a particular type of glass. These types of glass include tempered, plated and laminated glass. By testing for all three glass types, the user can be certain that their glass break sensor will respond to any type of breaking glass. The simulator also offers options for single and continuous sounds so that users can more easily test their sensors as needed.
The Interlogix-5709C-W Glass Break Simulator should ideally be used from multiple locations during the testing process. Doing so will help the user make sure that their glass break detector will work from different angles. The device uses a 3V battery that should be replaced every few years. A red LED light on the device will indicate that the battery strong and that the simulator is in proper function. If the LED light does not illuminate, then the device most likely requires a battery replacement.
When testing any glass breaks, make sure to point the simulator towards the sensor. Ideally, the testing should be done within six feet of the sensor. The test should be repeated from multiple angles to make sure that the sensor can accurately pick up sounds from different directions.