Qolsys QS1231-840 - IQ Motion-S Encrypted Motion Sensor Reviews
Submitted on 10/17/2019 Alarm Grid
The Qolsys IQ Motion-S, or QS1231-840, is an outstanding motion sensor to use if you have a 319.5 MHz IQ Panel 2 System. It works great with both the standard version of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and the 319.5 MHz version of the newer Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. Since this is an S-Line device, it will use rolling code encryption whenever it is paired with a compatible IQ Panel 2 or IQ Panel 2 Plus System. This makes it a simple, yet secure device that is a great choice for basic residential use. That is why we give it 5 Stars.
One great aspect of the Qolsys QS1231-840 S-Line PIR Motion Sensor is that it offers a very good wireless range. In an open air environment, it can technically communicate from up to 600 feet away from the panel. Qolsys recommends using it from 100 feet or less from the panel if possible, but our technicians have found that most environments will allow the sensor to be used from up to 150 or even 200 feet away. Just make sure you test the sensor if you are trying to use the device further than 100 feet from the panel.
For a PIR motion sensor, the Qolsys QS1231-840 does offer a relatively smaller coverage area when compared with similar devices. Its specified range is just 30 feet by 40 feet when mounted at a height of 7.5 feet. However, the device does indeed detect movement reliably from within this coverage area. And most homes won't really need an interior motion sensor with a super large detection area anyway. With that in mind, you really should have no problem using the QS1231-840 in a residential environment. It even offers pet immunity for small animals weighing up to 40 pounds!
Bottom line, we are impressed with the Qolsys IQ Motion-S, and we think it is a strong all-around residential PIR motion sensor. It gets a 5-Star Rating.