Windows Sensors for Double Hung WIndows

Knowing Your Options


January 20, 2021

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Window sensors are a standard asset to any home security system. But there may be important things to note when it comes to special windows, like double hung windows. Just like all other security systems, one window sensor does not fit everyone. It’s important that a sensor for double hung windows should have these four qualities:

  • Sound

  • Size

  • Setup

  • Location


This is the most important thing about an alarm. It must alert the homeowner to abnormal motion at the window.  Sirens will scare away the robbers as soon as that window is opened or broken. Soft beeping lets the homeowner know that someone is coming into the room without scaring them.


Most homeowners want to keep their window sensors hidden. Because of this, they will go for the smaller sizes. These are much easier to hide in the window. Having a big sensor will draw too much attention to the homeowners and may not look that appealing to the house design. Sensors that go from an inch to four inches wide can fit in any size of window in the home. Depending on the model of the double hung window, it can fit up to five sensors. It’s important to have the measurements of your windows to better know what type of sensor will work best for the windows.


Setup can generally be easy when it comes to installing a home sensor, but professional installation is always available. If it is a professional installation, it may have a small plug that needs to be drilled into the door frame. This keeps it concealed however and is more aesthetically appealing. Always take into account the number of windows in the home before ordering sensors – the more windows, the more sensors are required.


It’s common to put your sensors inside the window, making it easier to access and maintain the integrity of the sensor. While you could put it outside for potentially quicker alerts, it’s generally a better idea to put the sensor inside the home so it can’t be tampered with.

For more information about window sensors and other technology to keep your home safe, call Brinks Home™ today.

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

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