The Qolsys IQ DW Recessed-S sensor is the perfect companion for the award-winning IQ Panel 2 to monitor unauthorized entry into your home. The easy-to-install smart device uses encrypted S-Line sensor technology to communicate with the command center securely to alert you by text if your door is opened.
Once installed, the device is virtually impossible to detect. You can rest assured that you will know if your security is breached. You can customize it for each sensor with a unique identifier so that you know exactly where the problem lies. You can also set automation rules for each sensor that can access other devices in your home.
For example, you can adjust the thermostat if a door is opened so that you can save energy and improve the efficiency of your home heating/cooling system. The Qolsys IQ Recessed-S sensor provides the security you need on your terms.
Why Do I Need a Door Sensor?
The IQ Panel is the command center of your security system that uses input from other sensors to customize it to your home’s needs. The Qolsys IQ Recessed-S sensor is a smart addition if you have multiple entry points into your house to increase your system’s effectiveness. Its usefulness goes beyond a secure home. It can also save on your electricity bill.
A door sensor allows you to monitor activity at each of the entry points of your home. You’ll know exactly where and when a door is opened. With the automation rules, you can customize the response by your IQ Panel. You can set unique alarms or voice prompts with each sensor so that you know where the breach has occurred.
You can also program a specific response to an open door. Save money on your electricity bill by adjusting the thermostat so that you don’t waste energy. Turn on a light to help you enter your home safely or to alert an intruder that you have a security system in place. Either way, you can make it work best for you and your home.
The communication between the sensor and the IQ panel is secure with the encrypted S-Line sensor technology. You’ll know if anyone tampers with the alarm and even if the battery is low to make sure your home stays secure. The sensor uses an earth magnet to maintain a strong connection that makes it difficult for intruders to breach.
Specifications of the Qolsys IQ Recessed-S Sensor
The sensor can communicate within a wireless signal range of 600 feet (200 meters) of unobstructed space. It operates in almost any weather conditions so that you can use it for both interior and exterior doors. The operating temperature is between 14 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to 50 degrees Celsius). It can handle temperatures up to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Maintenance on the Qolsys IQ Recessed-S sensor is simple. It uses one 3V CR2 battery that you’ll need to replace every five years. You should also periodically check the sensor and the magnet to ensure that the alignment is still correct. Otherwise, your sensor requires no other care on your part. Set it and forget it. Your home and family are secure.
You’ll first need to program your door sensor with the appropriate name and settings before you put it into place. You’ll customize each one through the IQ Panel after putting the sensor in “Learn” mode. You’ll need to tamper the device by opening and closing the connection. Then, you’re ready to program it to fit your needs with automation rules for each device.
That is where the real value of the sensor lies. Not only will it alert you to possible threats, but you can also customize your security system’s response to a particular entry. For example, you can turn on a light to help you safely enter your home. You could also adjust your thermostat to save energy. But you can also change your sensor’s customization options on the fly.
You can go back and change your settings to match the season or circumstances. For example, you can turn your thermostat down when a door is opened during the winter months. Likewise, you can set it to go up during the summer to control your central air conditioning. These options give you the ability to save on your energy bills no matter what time of the year.
Then, you can put the door sensor in place to begin its task of securing your home. You can install the magnet on the top of your door or on the side. Depending on your door, you may put it in the frame instead. The sensor requires an opening that is 0.75 inches in diameter and 2.25 inches long that you can make using an ¾ inch drill bit. The sensor will fit snugly into the hole.
You can install the corresponding magnet into the frame using the same ¾ inch drill bit in a hole about 0.63 inches deep. The two pieces will fit flush with the wood to make detection nearly impossible. But you’ll know it’s there protecting you and your family. The tight fit ensures that it will present a formidable barrier to any intruder so that your family remains safe.
Proper installation is essential to ensure that the sensor will work as intended. Verify that the sensors are working correctly with a test run. Check that the components line up. Make sure that the responses are also functioning as you’ve set them. The extra precaution you take with testing will ensure your sensor is providing the optimal protection for your home’s security.
The Qolsys IQ Recessed-S sensor takes your home security to the next level with the ability to customize your system to fit your specific needs. With customization options, you can get quick access to important alerts about open doors with the ability to program an appropriate response whenever and however you need it to respond.
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.