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Incorporating Window Sensors into you Window Design

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Window sensors are must-haves for home security systems--they can immediately notify you if someone tries to access your house. Here is how these devices work: A switch and a magnet attach to a window frame and pane, and the magnet keeps the circuit of the switch intact. When the window is opened and the magnet is pulled away from the switch, the circuit opens, which sends a signal to sound the alert. The technology behind window sensors is relatively straightforward, and they are reliable security devices that are easy to install yourself.


The Structure and Technology of a Window Sensor

When the window opens -- the current stops flowing -- when both pieces separate and the circuit deactivates. The sensor then signals the security control panel, triggering an alarm. When you close the screen and a laptop goes dark, that’s because the reed switch is working. A window sensor works much the exact same way. While a magnet attaches to the pane, right, A reed switch with a small circuit inside sits on the frame of the window. After the metal parts are connected in the switch are held by the magnet together an electric current flows in a loop. There are wired and wireless window sensors available, although most homeowners choose the wireless version to avoid the mess of wires. Window detectors, like door sensors, are made up of reed switches and magnets.


The Installation Process

There are an assortment of window sensors on the market, some of which offer unique features or integrations. Check out our guide to window and door sensors for comprehensive reviews of our top picks. The two pieces of a window sensor must be parallel with a space between them, when the window is closed. They won't keep a circuit if they aren't placed close enough. The two pieces will separate, when your window is pulled open, and the detector will alert the control panel. For more protection, you need to have a detector placed on every window in your home. With some systems, you can customize your window sensors to release an alarm. You may want to receive an alert only if there opens a window when your alarm is armed. Or, you might want to hear whenever to a notification bell a window opens, no matter whether the main alarm is set.

Like their door sensor counterparts, window sensors take only a few minutes to install. Place the sensor on the window frame and attach the smaller piece to the window pane. Like any device, window sensors require some maintenance. If you don't use a strong enough adhesive, if it falls off, you might need to reapply the sensor. The sensor may eventually run out of batteries. Notify your home security company to replace it if a window sensor sets off a false alarm or malfunctions.

Window Sensors are definitely well worth the investment in that they notify you immediately whenever a window is open but at the same time they can be customized so that they are not constantly beeping at you and sending you redundant notifications. For more information go to the following link about Window Sensors:


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