Qolsys IQ Glass-S - Encrypted Glass Break Sensor for IQ Panel 2 Reviews
Submitted on 12/19/2019 Alarm Grid
The Qolsys IQ Glass-S is a wireless 319.5 MHz glass break sensor. It actively listens for the sound of breaking glass, and it will alert the system upon detecting this type of sound. The sensor is specifically configured to ignore other similar high-pitched sounds and only respond to true glass break events. This is done in part by requiring the sensor to detect both the high-pitched sound of the glass shattering and the low-pitched "thud" of an object striking against the glass. We believe that this is a fantastic sensor, and we give it a perfect 5 Star rating.
There are many things we like about the Qolsys IQ Glass-S. For one, it utilizes Qolsys S-Line Encryption when paired with a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 or a compatible 319.5 MHz Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. This rolling code encryption makes it extremely difficult for a potential intruder to hack or takeover this device. The sensor offers a great coverage area, as it can detect glass break events from up to 25 feet away. By strategically placing this sensor, there is no reason why it cannot monitor every window in a small to medium sized room. When compared with other glass break sensors, this is actually a great coverage area. And the fact that it is designed to prevent false alarms should also be mentioned.
There aren't many downsides to the Qolsys IQ Glass-S. One issue we see with the device is that it has an admittedly ugly design. And since you really need to have this sensor out in the open with nothing blocking its path to the windows, it's not like you can easily hide it. But if you don't care about that type of thing, then it is a non-issue. Also remember that as a wireless sensor, you will need to replace the batteries from time to time. But overall, these are minor flaws. The benefits of this product greatly outweigh the negatives. We give the IQ Glass-S 5 Stars.
Good: S-Line Encryption, Great Coverage Area, Prevents False Alarms
Bad: Ugly Design, Need to Replace Batteries Occasionally
Bottom Line: 5 Stars