How To Install Window Alarm Sensors
Here’s how to protect every corner of your home with Arlo today.
If you’re wondering whether window sensors are worth it, here are a couple of facts for you: According to a study, 81% of home robberies begin on the first floor. In 23% of home burglaries, thieves break in through a first-floor window.
So, in short, yes, window sensors are essential. But, how do they work and how do you install them? In short, use the adhesive and sensor on the window frame and the magnet on the frame itself to ensure they align securely. Keep reading to find the answers.
Door and window sensors, also known as contact sensors or entry sensors, consist of two pieces: one with a magnet and the other with the actual sensor. When the window or door is closed, the two parts meet, creating an electrical circuit. When the door or window is opened, the magnet and the sensor disconnect, breaking the circuit and triggering the alarm.
Wait, why would you need a window alarm sensor? Window sensors come into play during a break-in attempt. If a burglar opens a window to enter your home, the sensor triggers the alarm. Smart home alarm systems, like the Arlo Home Security System, not only activate the alarm but also send a notification to your smartphone.
Smartphone alerts are especially useful, considering that false alarms have desensitized people to the sound of an alarm. If you’re not at home and someone attempts a break-in, you’ll receive a notification. This ensures you’re aware of the intrusion without relying on your neighbors to contact the authorities.
Additionally, the Arlo Home Security System’s All-in-One Sensors can detect 7 additional threats, like motion, water leaks, temperature changes, and smoke alarms. You can even use them to secure your garage door. Paired with the Arlo Secure subscription plan, you gain access to 24/7 Professional Monitoring and One Tap Emergency Response.
Regular window sensors won’t be triggered in the case of broken glass since the electrical circuit remains intact. Some companies offer additional glass break sensors to address this specific scenario. However, with the Arlo Home Security System, you can combine multiple sensing functions in one sensor to protect your home. Set up the All-in-One Sensor to detect motion, as well as, open/close, for comprehensive protection against burglars breaking glass windows.
Installing a window sensor is a simple and straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide for installing contact sensors on any window frame. Keep in mind: This guide also applies to door sensors as well:
Mounted sensors provide protection for your doors and windows. Use them on every accessible entry point in your home for the ultimate protection against break-ins. If you’re looking for a more detailed guide on how to install the Arlo Home Security System All-In-One Sensors, here’s an in-depth guide. Pro tip: Prioritize installing sensors to monitor common, high traffic areas such as kitchen windows, backdoors, and your garage door.
While window sensors are great for detecting intruders, their effectiveness in deterring them is limited, as contact sensors should remain hidden. Fortunately, there are other recommended ways to enhance your window security.
According to a study from the University of North Carolina, indicators of increased security are a key deterrent factor for burglars. That’s why you’ll want to let every potential intruder know your house is protected. You can do this by simply installing a yard sign, like the Arlo Security Yard Sign.
Installed in plain sight, security cameras have proven to be effective deterrents for potential criminals. They’re now more accessible and feature-packed than ever. If you’re unsure about how many cameras you need, check out this article.
For the ultimate budget security camera, choose options like the Arlo 2nd Gen Security Camera. It starts at just $49.99 and comes with 2-Way Audio, Color Night Vision, and an Integrated Spotlight. Or level up with options like the Arlo Pro 5S. This powerful camera comes with features like 2K HDR video, Color Night Vision, 12x zoom and a 160° Field of View. Pair with the Arlo Home Security System for extended battery life and to stay connected when power or Wi-Fi is down.
Keeping valuable items out of sight reduces the temptation for potential intruders, minimizing unwanted attention to your home. By being discreet and keeping valuable items in secure locations, you discourage burglars from targeting your home.
The greatest benefit of securing your home with Arlo? The unmatched peace of mind that comes with it. By installing Arlo security cameras, video doorbells, and the home security system, you ensure the ultimate protection for your house and loved ones. Burglars will have no window of opportunity to break in.