Home Security Sensors
The security system's door, window and motion sensors are installed around the home to detect intrusions when the system is armed and activity when the system is disarmed. They can also trigger other devices to respond to activity in real-time. For example, when you come home from a long day, your hands full of groceries, the lights inside your home can automatically turn on when the front door opens.
What does a contact sensor do?
They're typically installed on doors, windows or drawers throughout the house. They have two pieces: one installed on the door itself; the other installed next to it on the jamb. When the door is opened and the pieces move apart, the sensor signals ‘open' to your security system.
In a traditional security system, the contact sensor's role is to trigger the alarm. If the security system is armed and one of the sensors on a window or door signals ‘open', the system will signal an alarm unless disarmed.
In a Smart Home Security system, the sensor's role is far greater. Their status (open or closed) can generate real-time smartphone alerts so you know when a door is opened around the home. These alerts are easy to customize, so you can set them up to get exactly the important information you want. For example, you can get an alert if a window is open when you go to bed, or if you leave home without closing the back door.
Because contact sensors are wireless and easy to install you can put them on almost anything that you want to keep tabs on.
Other common types of Sensors include:
- Door & Window
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