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Support › Glass break detector – heavy curtain
February 21, 2017 at 11:02 pm #83866
I’m looking to protect a glass sliding door in a bedroom. The issue is that it has a heavy blackout curtain covering it. I understand that the effectiveness of a glass break detector is greatly reduced by such coverings. Are there any other options or does anyone have suggestions?
Thanks!February 22, 2017 at 9:12 am #83876
Looks like this is for a 2GIG panel, correct?
A 5150 piezo shock sensor wired to a DW10 or RE201 would be ideal in this case. The shock sensor mounts 1 inch in from a corner of the glass (on the glass itself) and is self-powered. It simply is then wired to the inputs of a wireless transmitter, which can also be used for its magnetic reed switch, giving you an open/close and glass-break sensor.February 22, 2017 at 9:16 am #83877
Yes, a 2gig panel. Thanks Jason.February 22, 2017 at 9:18 am #83878
Certainly. Here is a video showing the programming of one:February 23, 2017 at 10:46 pm #84022
If the DW10 is already programmed on the Go Control panel, do I need to make any changes to it’s prgraming or just add the 5150? Thanks.February 24, 2017 at 8:56 am #84035
The programming video above shows the necessary steps.
The wired input is learned in as an additional separate sensor zone in programming using loop 1.
Sensor programming step by steps can be found here for the 2GIG panel.
RF Sensor Type: Perimeter
RF Sensor Equipment Code: (0862) 2GIG Thin Door/Window Contact
RF Sensor Serial Number: Shift – Learn – Trip Sensor
RF Sensor Equipment Age: New
RF Sensor Loop Number: 1
RF Sensor Dialer Delay: Disabled
RF Sensor Voice Descriptor: As Desired
RF Sensor Reports: Enabled
RF Sensor Supervised: Enabled
RF Sensor Chime: As desired, can be changed out of programmingMarch 8, 2017 at 10:49 am #85579
Following up…installed two of them yesterday. Used DW10s and 5150s. The only thing that was different was that the DW10 would not go into learn mode with the wires connected. Other wise all good. Thanks!March 8, 2017 at 11:20 am #85586
The only thing that was different was that the DW10 would not go into learn mode with the wires connected.
Ah if the sensors were already learned in and using their reed switch they would not learn by tripping the loop 2 reed switch. (it would already exist as a sensor in programming) By “Trip sensor” you would want to trip the sensor you intend to use, in this case the shock sensor, which will transmit as loop 1. The serial number can of course be manually typed as well.September 5, 2018 at 12:47 pm #153444
I’m setting up a new pair of these on a GC3 panel. Is the setup the same? Under wireless sensors?
Thanks!September 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm #153455
Yes! The setup would be identical (although a bit more user friendly). System Settings-> Installer Toolbox -> System configuration -> Wireless ZonesSeptember 6, 2018 at 2:17 pm #153614
Thanks Tyler. I actually found your video on YT demostrating the GC3. Having said that, I cant get either one of the piezo to trip for testing. IF I tamper the DW10, I get a notice for it, but just cant trip them. Any tricks to this? I dont remember having issues triping them at my last house. Thanks.September 6, 2018 at 3:07 pm #153626
What have you tried so far? The other shock learned in fine? I like to put the piezo on a flat surface and tap it with the handle of a screw driver. You’ll want to make sure that the shock is wired properly as well.September 6, 2018 at 6:50 pm #153679
Yes, it seemed to learn fine. See attached pic. As far as trying to trip it, I gave it a couple of good whacks with the handle of a screw driver on a table top.
Attachments:September 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm #153744
It can take a few tries to get the right vibration to learn in. These are new piezos correct? (not associated with the GC2 above)
And the piezo is wired correctly into the DW10? Have you tried swapping the piezo you know works into the other DW10? This would rule out an issue with the DW10 Aux terminal to help isolate the issue.September 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm #154156
Yes, new piezos. Not associated with any other panel.
Is there a specific way to wire these in? I see the piezo’s strands are different color, but there are no markings on the DW10 lead.
I’ve done alot of soldering over the years so I’d guess it’s not the issue, specially twice 🙂
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