Installing and Using the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Part 3: Sensor Installation

Installing and Using the Qolsys IQ Panel Part 3: Sensor Installation


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Installing and Using the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Part 3: Sensor Installation


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hi-dee-hi virus this is michael from alarm grid and welcome to part three of our installing the IQ penalty system today we're going to be mounting our sensors which we enrolled last time using the setup wizard after we had powered the system on so we first have our sensor our dorm window contact on a door this is the same way you would install it on any door more or less so what you're going to want is you're going to want to have the smaller magnet portion on the moving part of the door and then the sensor itself on the door frame now the reason for this is if you were to slam the door hard or you were to swing it around and the sensor were to get damaged or something it would be better if the magnet was vulnerable rather than the sensor itself the the magnet the larger portion is the is the more valuable piece of equipment so it's better to put this the smaller magnet in harm's way on the moving part of the door or window so um these sensors usually have a magnet spacing gap of about a half an inch I think the IQ panel two sensors the the qual psych you motion sensors IQ contacts those have a facing gap of about three-quarters of an inch so you got a little bit more of a tolerance now when you see ours here we kind of are going on the fringe there we have a little bit of the magnet a little bit further away than the sensor then you might prefer you could shimmy the the magnet by putting a some extra layer of foam tape we that's what we use to mount by the way you do not need any screws or holes in the door or the walls to install your system you can use foam tape for everything and that's what we have here so like I said the magnet on the small on the moving part and then the sensor on the frame and so we had them aligned we made sure that the indentation that's the little on this one there's like a little triangle that shows which side the magnet should be on and so now I'm going to open the door and when you see it open when I open the door you might hear the message from the iq2 system which we have off to the side that the door has been opened I believe we've labeled it as a front door so we're gonna go ahead and test that now and as you can see it did indeed detect it because they were close enough together ideally you would have them in direct contact if your door allowed for it our frames a little bit angled so we weren't able to do that have them in direct contact that's why the sensors get the name of contacts so we're gonna go ahead and do that one more time just to show you that it does indeed work nothing sitting and everything smooth and it works as described so our door and window contact is working perfectly on this door so we're going to go ahead and go on to our next sensor so now we're gonna show you how to install a door and window contact down to window the same principle as before we have our sensor on the stationary frame if you will the non moving part of the window and in this case next to the window because that's the way our window we set up this works best for this configuration and we have our magnet the smaller portion on the moving part of the window so there are close enough remember beer bear in mind of that magnet spacing gap we talked about earlier and we do have it aligned to the little triangle is facing the magnet if I go and open the window and see it detects the window being open and we'll go ahead and do that one more time now close to restore the zone go ahead and bolt it and it works as described and so that's how you would do it with Windows the same as the door more or less but now you have it on window sensor on the stationary part and the magnet on the moving part so now we're gonna go on to our next sensor okay so now we have our motion sensor mounted we did a flat mount which flat mounts the only way that you can mount this motion sensor with foam tape if you were doing our corner mount you would have to use some screws drilled into the wall but we want to show you that you can install the system without having to drilling holes without having to use anything other than a screwdriver so we have it flat mounted this way now a few things to keep in mind when you're using a motion sensor the closest IQ motion it's best suited at a height of seven and a half feet usually you can go between six and eight feet but the official recommended height for this motion is seven and a half feet so keep that in mind and also you don't want to have your motion sensor facing any windows because the light can cause problems with the passive infrared you don't want to have it facing any air ducts or vents because the blowing hot air could cause problems as well so have it away from those sources of infrared energy so don't have it facing towards any windows or air ducts and if you have pets in your home then you want to make sure that the motions not facing like a couch or a piece of furniture or a stairwell that a pet could climb upon because just because a motion sensor is pet immune doesn't mean that a pet cannot set it off a pet immune motion sensor is designed to look in the areas where a human would be walking upright while ignoring the areas closer to the ground where a pet would be walking now if you have it facing a couch or a stairwell a pet could get higher up and it could they could absolutely set off your motion sensor so keep that in mind when you go to you know install your motion make sure you choose a good spot that's not facing any hazards like that that could cause issues so we have our motion here you're gonna want to make sure it's leveled so you might want to use a leveling tool if you have one to make sure that it's nice and sturdy um again seven and a half feet is the ideal height for this particular motion sensor and we mounted ours with double-sided foam tape which as you can see it works pretty well and so we have our motion sensor mounted we're gonna show you a different part of testing the motion sensor in our later testing in installation of this video series which we will get to later but for now we're gonna go and show you how you would corner mount to a motion sensor so now I want to show you if you were to corner mount your motion sensor you would kind of have it just go into the wall the corner right right about there now if your corner mounting then you do have to use screws you will have to drill holes in the wall it's only flat mounting that you can use the double-sided foam tape and we do have another shot that shows this a little bit better but I want to briefly cover the holes that you would use if you were drilling holes for flat mounting there's actually some center holes right there you would do those to you Bob ibly can't see it too well in this shot but that's that's what you would do now for corner mounting what you would do you would either do on the right side the upper two over there or the left side over there you don't want to do one on each because that can warp the plastic which isn't good so you'd either do the upper two on the right side or the upper two on the left side and you would you know do the screws and just kind of get it there secured do your holes in there and then you would attach them Oh to the back blade I'm just holding the back plate here and again seven and a half feet it's the ideal location and the good thing about corner mounting is you get a little bit better coverage of the room than you would if you're flat mounting flat mounting still works very well but if you just want a little bit better coverage then you can corner mount so let's go on to our next sensor so the last type of sensor we want to show you is if you had contact on a cabinet a medicine cabinet or a liquor cabinet then you would have them like this you could have them on the outside but that wouldn't be very sneaky it wouldn't be very discreet so it's better to actually have these sensors on the inside of the cabinet since these are double-sided doors you're actually going to have to put the sensor on the moving portion of one of the doors and then the magnet on the other just make sure they're aligned again the indentation should be facing the magnet when the cabinet is closed so and one thing I do want to point out this is actually a metal door so if you were to mount a contact or any sensor really on a metal surface that can reduce the RF transmitting range we have ours close enough to the panel that it's not really an issue but it just bear that in mind if you were to try to use it from far distance away you may experience some rain issues and in that case you might want to use a wireless repeater which we can certainly help you find one of you email support a telecom but uh now we're going to go ahead and test ours we have ours set up as a liquor cabinet on the IQ panel to system so that's what it's gonna say when I close when I open them up later so first I'm gonna go ahead and close them and that's what I'm doing now and then we're gonna go ahead and open them up and as you can see our liquor cabinet has been opened so if we're gonna close these again just to test them one more time and and there we go we're good to go so we've shown you how to install sensors on a door sensors on a window and sense motion sensor like corner mounting and flat mounting and we just showed you the cabinet which we'll do one more time here and there we go so we've shown you how to install the basic sensors that you would use with the IQ panel to system there are other sensors out there but this is a good starter set with motions in door and window contacts so if you did enjoy this video you can click the thumbs up button below to like this video and if you want to get updates on your videos then you can click the bell icon to subscribe to our channel and if you need any further assistance or help you can email us at support at alarm grid comm we hope you enjoyed the video thanks have a great day


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