Glass Break Sound
This is a sound clip that is designed to mimic the sound of a glass window being broken. A user can play this sound to make sure that their glass break detector is working properly. This is a good option if a user does not have access to a conventional glass break simulator for testing such sensors.
Before testing a glass break sensor, a user should make sure that their system is placed on test mode. Otherwise, they might inadvertently cause a false alarm. This could cause a call from a central monitoring station or unnecessary emergency dispatch to the user's home. The user may even have to pay a fine for their false alarm. Therefore, placing your system on test mode is a very important step to take before testing any glass break detector.
When used correctly, glass break detectors can be very useful devices. They are primarily used for monitoring windows and protective glass casings for breakages. Many stores will use them if they store their products in glass casings. And homeowners use them in case an intruder tries to enter their home by breaking a window. This makes them great for many different applications. Their operation is very simple, as they have integrated microphones that actively listen for the sound of breaking glass. Some alarm systems, like the Qolsys IQ Panel 2, even have built-in glass break sensors for this purpose.
If a glass break sensor hears a sound that it determines to be breaking glass, it will alert the system to the situation. Typically, the sensor will need to hear both the high-pitched "shattering" sound of the breaking glass and the low-pitched "thud" of an object striking against the glass. The system will then respond based on the settings for the glass break detector. This usually involves alerting a central station for emergency dispatch. However, a user will typically want to test their glass break sensor so that they can be sure it will pick up the sound of a breaking window in the room. They can do this using a glass break simulator, such as a Honeywell FG701.
But if a user doesn't have a conventional glass break simulator, they can play this clip on their phone. They should simply bring their phone within the detection range of the glass break sensor and then play this sound to test the sensor. But remember, just because this sound fails to activate the glass break sensor doesn't mean that the sensor isn't working properly. Make sure to read the instructions that come with your glass break sensor for proper testing procedures.