Hawkeye company standard for glass break detector installation is to flip switch 1 for MEDIUM sensitivity. Out of the box, it is set to HIGH and will likely  give false alarms unless it is in a large area with a lot of absorptive materials such as thick carpet, plush couches, etc…

a side note is a very small room with a lot of hard reflective, surfaces such as a bathroom, may need to be set on LOW sensitivity.

The glass breakage sensors are rated for a range of 25’. In the part number 1625, the 16 indicates the 16th generation, the 25 means 25 feet.


These tech tips are intended to provide insights to small nuances to help with many different products we offer. It is the small attention to detail that separates an outstanding job from an OK one. Although these apply primarily to technicians, they will help others gain insight to what the technicians do – in small doses.

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