The Qolsys IQ Glass-S sensor protects your home by detecting the pitch and frequency of sounds made from breaking glass. You’ll know instantly if an intruder has tried to enter your room through a window. The smart device will send a signal to your IQ Panel using secure S-Line encryption technology that is backward compatible with legacy 319.5 systems.
You can set the sensor to “Stay” or “Away” modes through your security system’s command center. It will actively monitor the space for the sound of breaking glass within 25 feet (7.6 meters) of the sensor. You needn’t buy a device for every window in a room. When installed on the ceiling, it can detect an authorized breach in any window within its range.
Like other smart devices in the S-Line, you can customize your sensor by giving it a unique name. That way you’ll know exactly where the breach has occurred. You can also set specific settings for an appropriate response by your home security system such as turning on a light or sounding an alarm. The Qolsys IQ Glass-S sensor puts you in control of your home’s security.
How the Device Works
The Qolsys IQ Glass-S sensor actively listens to the ambient sounds in a room. When it detects the sound of breaking glass, it sends an encrypted signal to the IQ Panel. That triggers the automated response that you can customize for a particular situation. The action happens immediately when a window has been broken.
You—and the intruder—know instantly the moment it happens. Early detection and a quick response can help prevent the situation from escalating into something more serious and costly. The sensor is an ideal way to ensure your home’s safety whether you’re away or just sitting in the next room. You can relax knowing that no one will enter your home without your knowledge.
Specifications of the Qolsys IQ Glass-S Sensor
The smart device measures 2.75”H x 3.88” W x 1.5”D. Its small size makes it easy to install in a place where it is virtually unnoticeable. The unit comes with two CR123A 1550mAH batteries. It can function properly in any room with a temperature range of 14 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to 48.9 degrees Celsius). You can also place a sensor in an outbuilding or garage.
The S-Line encryption technology ensures that communication between your sensor and the IQ Panel is secure. It will help prevent your system from getting hacked and interfering with its operation. It is also backward compatible with legacy 319.5 systems, offering the same protection for older units. The device is easy to install to secure your home quickly.
Getting the Most Out of the Qolsys IQ Glass-S Sensor
Correct placement is essential for the device to detect the sound of breaking glass of any window in a room. You should place it at least 3.3 feet (1 meter) opposite from any of the windows that you want to protect for optimal detection. Unobstructed space between the unit and the window is the ideal placement. Objects in front of the unit may interfere with its sensing.
You should avoid placing it within four feet of any sources of ambient noise such as a stereo system or TV. Sound from these sources may confusion the sensor’s electronic monitoring and set off false alarms. The smart device detects the pitch and frequency of sounds to distinguish the noise of breaking glass from other sources in the room to prevent setting off false alarms.
You can install the sensor on an opposite-facing wall if there is only one window in the room. If there are multiple windows, you can put in on the ceiling instead so that it can detect breaking noises from any of them. Bear in mind the minimum 3.3-foot distance for optimal performance of the device. Larger rooms or buildings may require additional units to ensure adequate protection.
Installation of the Qolsys IQ Glass-S Sensor
Consider the position of the sensor carefully, keeping in mind its 25-foot range. Depending on the room’s layout, a central location may offer the best protection. To install it, begin by removing the protective strips on the adhesive tape on the back of the unit. You will need #4 or #6 screws to mount it in place. Activate the device by removing the faceplate and taking out the battery tab.
You will then need to place your panel in auto-learn mode so that it can register the normal audio conditions for the room. Open and close the case to tamper it. You can customize the sensor through your IQ Panel. You can give each smart device in your home its own unique name and notification sound so that you know exactly where a security breach has happened.
You can also set automation rules when an alarm is triggered. For example, you can set an alarm to go off so that you’ll know about an unauthorized entry no matter where you are in your home. You can turn a light on to alert an intruder that there is a security system in place to put a quick halt to a would-be burglary. The savings for you and your family are priceless.
The sensor also has both “Stay” and “Away” modes that you can turn on through the IQ Panel. Once it is activated, you and your family are automatically protected. You can rest assured that your smart device is on the job 24/7 keeping your home safe. You can change the sensor’s settings anytime too.
The Qolsys IQ Glass-S sensor gives you and your family the peace of mind in knowing that no one will enter your home by breaking a window without you being alerted to the danger. It gives you the ability to customize it to offer the best in protection to keep everyone in your family safe. With instant detection, you can stop a thief in his tracks.
Note: Qolsys sensors operate at 319.5 MHz. They will not work with the 345 MHz and the 433 MHz versions of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. They are designed for the 319.5 MHz IQ Panel 2 Plus and other 319.5 MHz systems.