Qolsys IQ Mini - Small Door & Window Sensor Compatible w/ the Qolsys IQ and IQ Panel 2 Reviews
Submitted on 05/27/2020 Alarm Grid
The Qolsys IQ Mini is a wireless door and window that operates at 319.5 MHz. It was designed for use with the original IQ Panel, but it also works with the IQ Panel 2, the 319.5 MHz IQ Panel 2 Plus, and Interlogix Simon Security Systems. This is a compact and effective door and window sensor that works very well for its intended function. However, the sensor has been discontinued, and it can no longer be purchased new. But if you find a used model somewhere, then it should still work quite well. We are very pleased with the Qolsys IQ Mini, and we give it a 5 Star rating.
There are many things we like about the Qolsys IQ Mini. As you can probably guess from its name, it is a compact sensor, and it will hardly be noticeable on the outside of your door or window. It only measures 2.25": x 1"W x 0.5"D. The sensor is extremely easy to use and install, as it operates pretty much like any other sensor of this type. The sensor also offers tamper detection to let the system know if anyone tries to open up or disable that sensor. And it has a nice wireless range of 600 feet in open air.
There are not many downsides regarding the Qolsys IQ Mini. The biggest issue is that the sensor has been discontinued. You will be unlikely to find a brand new IQ Mini model. That being said, a used model should still work great if you have a 319.5 MHz system. And the IQ Mini doesn't offer any fancy features like wireless encryption or an auxiliary input. But really, these downsides are extremely minor. There is no way that we cannot award the Qolsys IQ Mini a perfect 5 Star rating.
Good: Compact, Easy to Use & Install, Tamper Detection, 600-Foot Range
Bad: Discontinued, Not Encrypted, No Auxiliary Input
Bottom Line: 5 Stars