Thermostats and HVAC systems are designed to keep the temperature in your home safe and comfortable, but like other things in your home, there’s always a chance of mechanical failure.
When the temperature becomes dangerously low or high, some of your valuables could be damaged. Family pets and members of the household can also be at risk of injury or even death.
A rise or drop in temperature can occur when you’re asleep or when you’re away from home. IQ Temp will alert you when the temperatures increase or fall outside of the temperature settings you have set for your home.
IQ Temp sensors can be mounted in many areas throughout your home, so you’re always aware of what the temperature is from the basement to the attic.
Who Benefits From Using IQ Temp?
Do you have valuables in your home that are temperature sensitive? Do you live with pets, small children, or an elderly individual? Have you had issues with pipes freezing in the wintertime?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, IQ Temp might be the perfect addition to your home. Even if you live in a region where winters are mild, extreme temperature changes can occur when you least expect them. Your heating and cooling system can also stop working efficiently or quit working altogether.
Even if you’re at home, these extreme temperature changes can be dangerous and damaging but the results can even more devastating if you’re not at home. If you live in a multi-level home, you may not notice a drop or rise in temperature until damage has already started.
With IQ Temp, you can protect your valuables and your loved ones from temperature-related damage. You can also save money on your energy bills by being able to monitor and catch any temperature changes throughout your home.
Specifications For IQ Temp
Each IQ Temperature Sensor has a cover tamper and holds 2-CR2032 batteries. The wireless signal range of each sensor is 600 feet in open air, and the transmitter frequency is 319.5MHz. Each sensor checks the temperature every 5 minutes and checks the battery every hour.
A new and improved antenna allows the IQ Temp to work more accurately on a variety of surfaces, such as metal doors.
Places To Mount Your IQ Temp Sensor
Since the IQ Temp is a durable device, it can be mounted any place where you want to keep close tabs on the temperature. Mount it on a baseboard, in the bathroom, your laundry room, or even in the basement.
IQ Temp is small enough that it isn’t an “eyesore” in your living space but continues to monitor 24/7. Although the IQ Temp sensor can be installed in a variety of places throughout your home, you should avoid mounting your device in areas that retain heat such as a furnace room or near hot water pipes. Such placement could affect how accurately the IQ Temp sensor works.
How IQ Temp Works
If your IQ Temp detects that the temperature in your home has dropped below 40°F or risen above 100°F, an alert will be sent to your IQ Panel and through a text message.
You will receive a low-temperature alarm when the temperature drops below 40°F and restores when the temperature rises above 45°F. You will get a high-temperature warning when the temperature rises above 100°F and restores when it drops below 95°F.
Since many homeowners are unable to monitor the internal temperatures of their homes while they’re away from home, IQ Temp can help prevent a disaster and protect the home.
If you live in a larger home, you may not be aware that the pipes in your basement are at risk of freezing when the rest of your house feels comfortably warm. IQ Temp gives you a better chance of fixing and stopping a problem (like frozen pipes) before it gets worse.
Mounting and Installing Your IQ Temp Sensors
Once you’ve selected a place for your IQ Temp sensor, make sure the surface is clean (such as a baseboard). While these devices are small, make sure you don’t place one in a high traffic area where it’s likely to get unintentionally knocked down or damaged.
As you take your sensors out of the packaging, don’t forget to keep any packaging and relevant information about the IQ Temp sensor. This information may come in handy if you need to call about the product or some troubleshooting advice.
Remove the battery tabs from the sensor, apply the adhesive strip (which is included), and install in the desired location. Go to your IQ Panel and select “settings,” then “advanced settings.” Next, you will be prompted to enter a code, and you can enter the Dealer code (2222) or the Installer code (1111). While the dealer code has a few more options, the installer code works just as well.
Select “installation,” “devices,” and then “security sensors.” You can manually add the sensor or touch “auto learn.” After you select “auto learn” the IQ Panel will sync up with and “learn” your IQ Temp sensor.
To learn the low temp (below 40 degrees), open and close the case to “tamper” the IQ Temp device. On your IQ Panel, you will select “freeze” as your sensor type and customize the settings as you wish.
To learn the high temp (over 100 degrees), remove both batteries and hold the tamper button while you re-insert the batteries. Select “freeze” on your IQ Panel and repeat the steps as you did for the low temp.
If you have more than one IQ Temp sensor in your home (many homeowners have several), you will need to repeat these steps for each sensor. Although it may seem a little time consuming, it’s an easy way to offer a little added security to your home.