What are Door and Window Sensors? | Cove Security

An Overview of Door and Window Alarms

You aspire to be the best homeowner you can be. Every year, you’re on top of each working system of your house—from plumbing and air conditioning to yardwork and landscaping. But you know that your family is the most important facet of a well-maintained home. Because of this knowledge, you understand just how important a home security system is no matter what time of day or season. Unexpected trouble or unforeseen danger may be right around the corner, whether it’s a daylight theft or a break-in during the nighttime. But whether you currently own an alarm system or not, any great homeowner should appreciate the true workhorses of anti-intrusion technology: door and window sensors.

The Role of Door/Window Alarms in the Home

No alarm system is truly complete—or even fully functional—without door and window contact sensors. These devices operate on the frontlines of your home and almost always act as the first line of defense against unwanted intruders. Their main responsability is to monitor the status of your front door, back door, and first-floor windows. If the alarm is armed and any monitored door or window is opened, the sensor will send a signal to the system’s main control panel, causing the alarm to ring, thus deterring the intruder from your property. More specifically, these sensors usually consist of two parts: one placed on the edge of the door or window, and one placed on the door or window frame, both within about 2 inches or less of each other. If the space between the two pieces widens, the closed circuit between them is opened, triggering the alarm. Sound complicated? Well, all you need to worry about is placing them at the entry points you deem most appropriate. Luckily, door/window sensorsare light and sleek, unobtrusive to your home’s layout and décor. Also, a professional technician should have no trouble at all placing them where you’d like. Many companies now, in fact, include them in DIY kits where you can peel and stick each sensor device to surfaces yourself with a firm adhesive applied on the back. And one of the best aspects of door and window sensors is that they are inexpensive—adding more after an initial installation only costs you a couple bucks. Finally, battery life for these types of sensors can last 3 to 5 years, and switching batteries out when it’s time is an easy feat.

Be a Door/Window Sensor Pro

Let’s go back to your home and family, and how your priority is to keep them safe and happy. When you use a dependable home security system that doubles down on comprehensive window and door protection, you fulfill that priority. Your loved ones will appreciate the sensors for protecting entry points in your home. And, of course, they’ll appreciate you for providing them peace of mind. When choosing a home security system, make sure that you get an alarm app on your smartphone so you can receive alerts about your doors and windows, as well as the rest of your home. An app feature will keep you up-to-date even as you’re away from your house or traveling abroad. Amid your home alarm shopping, ensure that you do not overlook Cove Security. Cove takes your priorities as a homeowner seriously, and with Cove, you’ll find an array of defensive features like door and window sensors, motion detectors, cameras, keyfobs, flood sensors, and more. You can’t go wrong with Cove’s expert technical support, guaranteed locked-in monthly rates, and reliable cellular alarm coverage. Act now to guard your home from all forms of intrusion by visiting alder.com or calling a security specialist at 855-268-3669.

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