A complaint that some home-owners have about home security systems is that they stick out like a sore thumb. Home alarms and security cameras can be bulky and unattractive, ruining the aesthetics of your nicely styled home. But as technology gets smarter and more compact, there are becoming better home security systems that won’t ruin the look of your home front or interiors.
Door and window sensors are an effective solution that are nice and compact, too, blending in with their surroundings and being barely noticeable.
How do door and window sensors work?
Door and window sensors are small devices that detect when your doors and windows are opened. The sensor is attached to the door or window frame and a smaller magnet piece is attached to the door or window itself, directly next to the sensor.
These two pieces form a circuit with one another, and opening the door or window breaks this circuit as the two pieces are separated. If the alarm is armed, the sensor will trigger it to go off. If you have a home alarm monitoring system, then it will also alert your security company.
Pros and cons of security sensors
Window and door sensors are an efficient way to detect someone breaking into your home via the most common entry points. They are small and unobtrusive, so they don’t disrupt the aesthetics of your home as much as other security equipment. They can even be recessed into the frame so that they stick out even less.
One limitation of these sensors is that burglars can bypass them by shattering the windowpane or a glass door and entering this way, as the window or door will not be physically opened in this case. This can be counteracted by pairing your window with glass break sensors, which can be placed near windows to detect the sound of shattering glass nearby.
Other uses for door and window sensors
Door and window sensors can be used as childproofing tools as well as for home security. A window sensor in a young child’s bedroom, for example, can alert you if they are messing around with their window or trying to climb out of it, allowing you to stop them and keep them safe before they risk falling. You can even place sensors on the medicine cabinet or the cupboard where you keep cleaning supplies, to stop your child ingesting anything dangerous.
If you want to add window and door sensors to your home security system, get in touch with Carolina Alarm for advice, installation, and home security monitoring. Serving homes in Winston Salem, High Point, Greensboro, and Mooresville.