Glass Break Sensor on a Sliding Door

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BY ALLISON CLARK

December 15, 2020

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Almost every homeowner with a home security system understands the importance of glass break sensors to help reduce the risk of a break-in or related problem. But a lot of those same homeowners forget that it’s not just about the windows. If you have a sliding glass door, the latch on that door often isn’t as strong as a standard door latch. Not only is it easier to force open, but those glass doors are also like giant windows — and burglars can break them to enter your house.

The home security system you choose should have glass break sensors that work specifically with sliding doors. A security system is only as good as its weakest point, and when essential sensors are missing, you could be more vulnerable to burglary. Be sure you have the proper sensors — and that includes glass break sensors for sliding doors.

Why do sliding doors need glass break sensors?

A sliding door is, essentially, a giant window. And like a giant window, it’s more vulnerable to a break-ins than a solid door or wall. Whether your sliding glass door breaks because of a person trying to gain entry or as the result of an accidental hit from a rock or a baseball, you still need a warning that you have a compromised entry point.

That’s what a glass break sensor offers. With glass break sensors on sliding doors, you can reduce your break-in risk.

Do I need a particular sensor?

With a home security system that offers glass break sensors, the same sensors that work with windows will also work with doors. There’s no need to have a special sensor for a sliding glass door because the glass break sensor is designed to react to the sound of glass breaking. In other words, the sensor can “hear” the glass break.

Anything that makes a similar sound can set off the sensor, too, so it’s vital to place it where there are few risks for other noises that could trigger it.

Choosing the right security company

To get the best glass break sensors, work with a security company you can trust. Consider the following before choosing a home security provider:

  • Do they offer 24/7 monitoring?

  • Is system installation easy?

  • Do they offer prompt customer service and support?

  • Is their equipment both modern and high-quality?

Perform due diligence when evaluating a home security company so you can ensure your home and family have the protection they need, including the protection of glass break sensors for sliding glass doors.

Are you interested in monitored home security? Contact Brinks Home™ for more information.

Allison Clark is a senior writer for Brinks Home. She enjoys educating others on the benefits of smart home security and using technology to simplify everyday life.

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