Interlogix TX-E401 - Wireless Garage Door Tilt Sensor Reviews
Submitted on 12/18/2019 Alarm Grid
The Interlogix TX-E401 is a wireless garage door tilt sensor that alerts the panel when the garage door has been opened. The sensor operates at 319.5 MHz, and it is compatible with a variety of systems that accept the frequency. Some of these systems include the original Qolsys IQ Panel 2, the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus with 319.5 MHz daughtercard, and the Interlogix Simon Series Panels. This garage door sensor works great, and it has very few drawbacks. We give it 5 Stars.
There are many things to like about the Interlogix TX-E401. Since it is a tilt sensor, you do not need to align it with a corresponding magnet for operation. You just mount it at the top of the garage door. Opening the garage door will cause the tilt sensor to transition from a vertical position to a horizontal position. When this happens, the sensor will send an alert to the panel to let it know that the garage door has been opened. The system will then respond based on the programming settings for the zone. The Interlogix TX-E401 uses a slow loop response to prevent factors like wind hitting against the garage door from causing a false activation. The device also features a tamper cover so that the system will know if anyone tries to open it up. We also like the five (5) year battery life of the sensor using a single lithium CR123A battery.
There aren't many downsides to the Interlogix TX-E401. One issue would be that its wireless range is somewhat short. It can operate from up to 500 feet away from the panel in open air. But since the sensor is going to be used in a garage, there may be sources of interference. For that reason, it is advised that the sensor be used no more than 100 feet away from the panel if possible. But other than that, we like everything about this sensor. It gets a 5 Star rating from Alarm Grid.
Good: Tilt Function, Slow Loop Response, Tamper Cover, Good Battery Life
Bad: Weak Wireless Signal Range
Bottom Line: 5 Stars