Interlogix NX-458

Recessed Micro Door/Window Sensor

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The Interlogix NX-458 is a recessed door and window contact designed for use with Interlogix wireless security systems. It communicates at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz, which is compatible with Qolsys IQ2 panels with a legacy Interlogix daughtercard. Buy the Interlogix NX-458 from us.

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Description

The Interlogix NX-458 is a recessed door and window contact designed for use with Interlogix wireless security systems. It communicates at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz, which is compatible with Qolsys IQ2 Panels with a legacy Interlogix daughtercard. The sensor possesses a long battery life, and it is a great selection for Interlogix users who are looking for a recessed sensor option. Recessed sensors offer an invisible solution for door and window protection. No bulky sensors mounted to the frame of the door or window like a surface mount contact.

As a door and window contact, the Interlogix NX-458 functions using a sensor with a reed switch and a magnet. When the door or window is opened, the magnet will separate from the sensor. The reed switch will open the circuit and report a fault signal to the alarm system, letting it know that the door or window is open. Depending on how the zone's response type is configured, it will report the fault as an alarm when the system is armed.

Most residential alarm owners really appreciate the hidden profile of the NX-458, and they are pleased to not have a visible sensor on their door or window. The downside to recessed sensor installation is that holes must be drilled into the door or window and the frame. The sensor and magnet will then be inserted into these two holes so that they are taken out of sight. This may void the warranty on certain types of newly installed doors and windows. Be sure to verify warranty information before drilling any holes.

For optimal performance, the NX-458 should ideally be installed within 100 feet of the alarm system. We recommend walk testing the sensor after installing it to make sure that it has been programmed properly. Simply open the door/window and ensure that the panel is showing the fault in a disarmed state.

Brand: Interlogix

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Reviews
Not The Best Recessed Sensor
Submitted on 06/09/2020 Alarm Grid

The Interlogix NX-458 is a wireless recessed door and window sensor that operates at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. This makes it compatible with a variety of systems, including the Interlogix Simon Panels and the 319.5 MHz Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. As a recessed contact sensor, it will remain hidden and out of view when the door or window is closed. Really, this is a fairly standard sensor, with nothing too remarkable about it. However, it's important to note that the wireless range for this sensor is rather small. That's a major downside, and it causes us to only give the Interlogix NX-458 a 4-Star rating.

There are positive aspects regarding the Interlogix NX-458. For one, its 319.5 MHz operating frequency makes it compatible with a nice selection of security systems. Since this is a recessed sensor, it will remain hidden when the door or window is closed. The sensor is reliable, and it has a good build quality.

However, the downsides regarding the Interlogix NX-458 should not be ignored. The biggest downside is the fact that the wireless range for the system is very limited. Interlogix recommends installing the sensor within 100 feet of the alarm panel. This can be a major issue in a larger home or business. Since this is a recessed sensor, holes will need to be drilled in the door or window frame, as well as in the door or window itself. Finally, there is the fact that the Interlogix NX-458 is discontinued, and it can no longer be purchased new. If you find a used model somewhere, then it should still work alright. But because of these downsides, we only give the Interlogix NX-458 a 4-Star score.

Good: Compatible w/ Many Systems, Hidden When Door/Window is Closed, Reliable, Good Build Quality

Bad: Limited Wireless Range, Requires Drilling Holes, Discontinued

Bottom Line: 4 Stars

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