How to Install Glass Break Sensors

Here's what you need to know.


November 27, 2020

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If a homeowner already has door and window sensors available and in use, they are well on their way to total home protection, but a few other home security risks may remain. Fortunately, a homeowner can help mitigate some of these risks with the addition of glass break sensors.

Why are glass break sensors important for security?

Unlike window sensors that let a homeowner know someone opened a door or a window, glass break sensors show when a window or door breaks in an attempt for a person to gain entry.

Glass break sensors aren’t perfect, though. They can sometimes trigger false alarms from other noises; however, having these sensors installed can help reduce the chances that a window makes a convenient entry point for a criminal. These sensors are an important part of a security system, particularly in large and multi-story homes.

Types of glass break sensors

There are two types of glass break sensors. One of the sensors goes on the glass itself; the other is simply located near a window, so it can “hear” when the glass breaks. Different types of sounds can set off the second type of sensors, so it’s essential to make sure the sensors have a sensitivity setting that works well but doesn’t provide false alarms.

Glass break sensors that are both set and installed correctly can increase a homeowner’s chance of reducing their risk of crime. They can also provide homeowners the comfort and security they’re looking for from the system they’ve chosen to install.

Installation of a glass break sensor doesn’t have to be difficult

A home security system is only as good as its weakest point, which is why it’s so important to install glass break sensors. Both types of glass break sensors are easy to install. Some sensors mount on a wall or ceiling, close to the window they’re protecting. Others are small circles that attach to the window’s glass. In both cases, the mounting of these sensors only takes a few minutes — then it’s just a matter of activating them and linking them up with any security system in use.

This installation process could be DIY or done by a professional depending on the home security system purchased.

Working with a security company can make a difference

When it comes to getting glass break sensors installed the right way, some homeowners want to work with security companies. When choosing a company, they should always consider one that offers:

  • Ease of installation

  • 24/7 monitoring

  • Fast response times

  • Strong customer support

  • High-end equipment

A reputable security company can make a homeowner feel secure about the sensors installed in their home.

Interested in monitored home security? Contact a Brinks Home™ senior security consultant today.

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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