Glass Break Sensor vs Window Contacts

Understanding the Differences


December 21, 2020

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When it comes to home security, there are a lot of things to consider for the protection of your home. Beyond getting solid protection on your doors, it’s also crucial to have some protection on your windows. There are two good options for windows: movement sensors or glass break sensors. This article will discuss the benefits of both types of sensors, and why it’s important to consider using them together because they serve different purposes.

Glass Break Sensors These kinds of sensors are designed specifically to react to the sound of breaking glass, based on the pitch and frequency that produces. Sometimes they have false alarms triggered by other noises, but that is a fairly rare occurrence. Using glass break sensors is a good way to reduce risk and raise security.

Window Movement Sensors

Window sensors, sometimes known as window contacts, are fairly standard in home security packages. These are important pieces of a home security system because they:

  • alert if a window is opened

  • work in conjunction with glass break sensors

  • notify the alarm company, the homeowner, and the authorities of a breach

  • very reliable

While they won’t react to breaking glass, they will react to someone opening the window. If it’s left unlocked, or if a burglar breaks or manipulates the lock in some way, a window sensor will sound an alarm.

At Brinks Home™, we are passionate about your home’s protection. Go online or call us today to learn about how we can equip your home to be a safe place for you and your family.

Linley Stringer is a copywriter with Brinks Home. She is passionate about telling stories that keep consumers informed and protected.

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