The IQ Door Window-S is the premier wireless door and window contact for the IQ Panel 2. The sensor works in conjunction with a magnet. When the door or window is opened, the magnet will separate from the sensor, causing a reed switch to activate. The sensor will then alert the system.
As a sensor that operates at 319.5 MHz, the IQ Door Window-S will work with the IQ Panel 2, the original IQ Panel and the Interlogix Simon Series Systems. However, the sensor will only utilize the S-Line rolling code encryption when used with the IQ Panel 2. If it is used with a different panel, it will operate as a non-encrypted sensor.
The IQ Door Window-S can be easily mounted with screws or with double-sided foam tape. The device comes with a double-sided adhesive for this purpose. For optimal functionality, the sensor itself should be mounted on the door or window frame, and the magnet should be mounted on the actual door or window. The device operates using a 3-volt CR2 battery, with a battery life of roughly three to five years.
The sensor is very easy to program with an alarm system, and it offers great functionality as a security sensor. Many users will also use these devices for activating Z-Wave smart home devices. This is done by creating rules that instruct certain Z-Wave scenes to activate when the sensor is activated. A user can have a Z-Wave scene activate as soon as they open a door and activate the IQ Door Window-S. That way, they can have the lights turn on in the room automatically.
A user can check the status of their IQ Door Window- S contact at any time from Alarm.com. The sensor will also alert the system if it is ever opened up by using its tamper switch. The sensor measures in at 2.6"L x 0.75"W x 0.75"D.