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How Do Window and Door Sensors Work?

Window and door security sensors are an important part of any home security system. These sensors are typically installed on windows and doors and are designed to detect when they are opened or closed. When a window or door is opened, the sensor will trigger an alarm or alert the homeowner, allowing them to take action to protect their home.

Window and door security sensors come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be easily installed by the homeowner or a professional security company. Some sensors are designed to be placed on the frame of the window or door, while others are designed to be mounted on the wall or ceiling nearby.

One common type of window and door security sensor is the magnetic sensor. These sensors consist of two parts: a magnet and a sensor. The magnet is typically installed on the window or door frame, while the sensor is installed on the moving part of the window or door, such as the sash or the door itself. When the window or door is closed, the magnet and sensor are in close proximity to each other, and the sensor does not trigger an alarm. However, when the window or door is opened, the magnet and sensor move apart, and the sensor will trigger an alarm.

Another type of window and door security sensor is the pressure-sensitive sensor. These sensors are typically installed on the door frame or the floor near the door. They are designed to detect changes in pressure, such as when a door is opened or closed. When the door is opened, the sensor will trigger an alarm.

In addition to triggering an alarm, many window and door security sensors are also capable of sending a notification to the homeowner's smartphone or other device. This allows the homeowner to be alerted to potential security threats even when they are not at home. Some security systems also have the ability to automatically alert the authorities, such as the police or fire department, if an alarm is triggered.

One of the biggest benefits of window and door security sensors is that they can help to prevent break-ins. Burglars often look for easy entry points, such as windows and doors that are not properly secured. By installing security sensors on these entry points, homeowners can make it much more difficult for burglars to break into their home.

In addition to preventing break-ins, window and door security sensors can also provide other benefits. For example, they can help to prevent accidents, such as children or pets accidentally opening a window or door and falling out. They can also help to prevent damage to the home, such as a window or door being left open during a storm.

Customer Reviews

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Vincent Emanuele

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Kedwin was excellent, personable, knowledgeable and answered every one of our questions we had. He was friendly and very good at his job! We felt like we were in the best hands with our security install and couldn't have had a better experience! I would recommend him 10 out of 10 times!

Date of experience: December 29, 2023

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Elise De Anda

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It was great to see different options on how to make my home safe and sound. I was very appreciative that Jacob was attentive to the aesthetic look that I am going for with the house (to keep it in the Victorian time period with limited visibility to modern day technology) and my financial constraints at the moment. Thank you again for providing a great home security installation!

Date of experience: December 27, 2023

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Terry N

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Top Notch from beginning to end. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We had a lot of questions and Jerry answered them all and never made us feel stupid, or bad about asking them. I would; and have, recommended him to my friends and family. Couldn't ask for a more patient, knowledgeable guy. Highly Recommend!

Date of experience: December 02, 2023

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$99.00 Customer Installation Charge. 36-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $36.99 per month $1,331.64). 24-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $36.99 per month $887.76) for California. Form of payment must be by credit card or electronic charge to your checking or savings account. Offer applies to homeowners only. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. Certain restrictions may apply. Offer valid for new ADT Authorized Dealer customers only and not on purchases from ADT LLC. Other rate plans available. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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