Why to Test Your Glass Break Sensor

A technical guide.


November 26, 2020

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Testing the components of a security system means making sure they’re all working correctly together. There may be many different devices in a security system, but that mostly depends on the house’s size and the components the homeowner has chosen to incorporate.

No matter how big or complicated a home security system is, though, it probably has glass break sensors to detect broken windows or glass doors. These sensors are valuable assets to any security system. They can easily detect when there’s damage to the glass by “hearing” the noise and then sounding the alarm to alert the homeowner.

But how does the homeowner know if their glass break sensors are working right or at all? Fortunately, there are ways to test these sensors and determine if they’re working without breaking any glass at all. Similar pitches and frequencies will also set off these sensors, and some apps and websites will reproduce these noises for the homeowner.

Testing a glass break sensor is very important

After setting up a home security system, a homeowner might not give another thought to it beyond arming and disarming the system. Unless they test the system periodically, they won’t know if everything works the way it should.

Glass break sensors don’t often get activated or triggered with a false alarm, which prevents homeowners from worrying about sensors being unnecessarily flipped.

Talking to a home security company can help

There are many ways to get guidance on testing a glass break sensor, and one of them is to talk with the security company that installed the system. Any security company a homeowner chooses should also offer options like high-quality equipment and ease of installation, along with:

  • 24/7 monitoring

  • Strong customer support

  • Quick alarm response times

There’s more to a security company than just installing and testing sensors and monitoring a system. For a homeowner who has questions, the security company should be there and do everything they need to do for their peace of mind.

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Jason Stevens is a senior writer for Brinks Home. He is a "tech guy" who enjoys sharing home security and automation tips with others.

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