The Interlogix TX-E201 is a wireless surface-mount contact used for monitoring doors, windows and cabinets. The sensor will interface with any wireless Interlogix alarm system. This includes the Simon and Concord 4 alarm panels. It is great for almost any type of application, and its compact profile helps to ensure a discreet installation. With its interchangeable white and brown covers, users can customize the sensor to fit in seamlessly with its surroundings. With its excellent functionality and reliability, this is a great sensor for anyone who needs to monitor a door or window in almost any indoor environment including commercial applications.
The TX-E201 operates in a similar manner to most other door and window sensors. The device consists of a sensor and a separate magnet. The sensor is installed on the frame of the door or window. Then the magnet is carefully aligned on the moving portion of the door or window. It should be within a half inch of the sensor when door or window is closed. For metal door/windows, Alarm Grid recommends padding the sensor out with thick foam adhesive tape or some type of wooden/plastic spacer. This will offer some separation from the metal that may inhibit the RF transmissions back to the panel's RF receiver. When the door or window is opened, the magnet will pull away from the reed switch inside the sensor. The sensor will recognize that the magnet is no longer present, and it will transmit a "fault" back to the alarm system. The system will then take action and perform the programmed response for that zone. This programmed response is known as a "response type" in most alarm panels and can be adjusted in zone programming if you have the installer code to gain access.
Just like other Interlogix Sensors, the TX-E201 operates at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz. This frequency makes the sensor compatible with any Qolsys System with a legacy Interlogix Daughtercard, including the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. After enrolling the sensor with the panel, its settings and configurations can be adjusted as needed. For an Interlogix System, this includes assigning the sensor a Group Number to determine its programmed response and providing a Sensor Name. The TX-E201 Sensor has been tested to function at a maximum distance of up to 500 feet away from the panel in open air. However, it functions best when placed within 100 feet of the panel to ensure optimal reliability. If anyone tries to physically disable the device, they will activate the device's integrated tamper switch. This triggers a tamper trouble that by default will report to the central station and/or Alarm.com app if you are monitored.
Note: There is no separate part number for the brown color option. There is a brown tamper plate that comes with the standard white sensor. It can be replaced in the field by the end user or installer.