Window Security: Contact Sensors and Glass Break Detectors

An unsecured window or door may be a minor thought to you throughout the day, but these unsecured entrances contribute to up to one third of home burglaries. Contact sensors can let you know when a window or door has been opened, and glass break sensors let you know when there is even more danger.

Apply contact sensors to windows on the ground level or windows easily accessible from the outside to alert you of any possible intrusion. They will also contribute to the safety of your family by alerting you to windows left open while you’re away or windows that are unknowingly opened by children or teens (regardless of their intent).

Another common component for your window security system is a glass break sensor. Since many window sensors are activated when a window is manually opened, burglars try to surpass security measures by simply breaking the glass of the window.

Typical glass break detectors are activated by the sound of breaking glass. Because of this technology, you can use one detector for an entire room. Shock sensors are also available to activate an alarm if a window is broken and triggers an alert via physical disruptions for each window.

Window security is just a small part of your home’s overall security. Having layered home security measures in place, like window sensors, motion detectors, security cameras, alarms, and alarm monitoring will give you peace of mind.

If you decide to install glass break detectors yourself, follow the detector’s instructions for testing, then adjust the placement and sensitivity as needed. Quality sensors should be able to distinguish between false alarms (action movies, dropped dishes, etc.) and an actual window break, but heavy curtains can make these sensors less accurate.

Give us a call for a free consultation to find out which window security measures best fit your needs.

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