Qolsys IQ Motion - Motion Detector Compatible w/ Qolsys IQ & IQ Panel 2 Reviews
Submitted on 08/18/2020 Alarm Grid
The Qolsys IQ Motion is a discontinued 319.5 MHz motion sensor. It is a non-encrypted model that was later replaced by the Qolsys IQ Motion-S, which uses S-Line rolling code encryption when paired with an IQ Panel 2 or 319.5 MHz IQ Panel 2 Plus. As for the standard IQ Motion, it is great for monitoring areas in residential homes for movement and activity while the family is away. While this is a fairly standard motion sensor, it still works nicely in applications that warrant a simple, yet effective motion sensor. If you come across a used model, then we would definitely recommend it for your compatible 319.5 MHz wireless system. We give the Qolsys IQ Motion a 5-Star rating.
One positive aspect of the IQ Motion is its small size. It's just 2.4" wide and 3.4" long, so it won't take up much space. The sensor offers pet immunity for pets weighing up to 40 lbs. This can give you peace of mind in knowing that your small pets won't set off the motion sensor, provided that it is mounted properly. The device includes a tamper cover, which is good for letting the system know if someone tries to open up. The sensor can be used with virtually any 319.5 MHz system, which makes it quite versatile. You can choose to wall-mount or flat-mount the sensor.
There are a few minor downsides for the Qolsys IQ Motion. One issue is that the device has been discontinued, and you won't be able to buy it new from Alarm Grid. This motion sensor is non-encrypted, which may turn-off users looking to build fully encrypted alarm systems. The device uses two (2) AAA batteries, and they will need to be replaced every few years. But that is the case for any wireless sensor. Overall, this product gets a 5-Star rating from Alarm Grid.
Good: Compact Size, Pet Immunity, Tamper Cover, Versatile, Multiple Mounting Options
Bad: Discontinued, Non-Encrypted, Requires Battery Replacements
Bottom Line: 5 Stars