Make sure all sensors are installed in their desired locations. Navigate to your system test on your panel.
2GIG: Security – Menu – Toolbox – (enter master code) – System Test.
Qolsys: Settings – (enter master code) – System Tests – Sensor Test.
GC3: System Settings – (enter master code) – System Tests – Sensors Test.
Begin tripping sensors. Keep in mind battery operated motion detectors will require a period of time without any motion to reset (power save feature) so you will want to stay out of any motion covered rooms for 3 minutes before walking in front of them to test.
If you have glass break detectors, depending on the model, it may be easy or difficult to properly replicate the sound required to set it off. Honeywell 5853 detectors, for example, have efficient false alarm protection built in and require much more specific and pronounced sound to trigger. We would recommend using an actual sound recording of shattering glass combined with an impact sound. By comparison, 2GIG GB1 glass break detectors can be tested by stomping and jingling keys.