Glass Break Sensor | Cove Security

Glass Break Sensor

Glass break sensors are a great line of protection for your home’s security. These sensors sound the alarm and notify you immediately when someone breaks a window or glass door to enter your home.


This sample floor plan has two Glass Break Sensors. One of them is in a bedroom and one is in the living area. Call or chat with us if you have any questions concerning Glass Break Sensor placement.


Glass Break Sensor Features & Security Benefits

  • Simple to install
  • Sensor tamper protection for your security
  • 5+ year battery life
  • 360 degree sensing angle for better security
  • Customizable options and alerts that fit your lifestyle
  • Dual shatter recognition technology for security you can trust
  • Cover multiple windows and glass doors with one sensor
  • Lifetime warranty available

Each glass break detector is pre-programmed with your Cove Touch security panel. You can customize each Glass Break sensor name to match its location within your home. With a couple of touches of the screen you confirm each security monitoring sensor is setup properly and ready to start protecting the ones you love.

Our monitored glass break detectors use a microphone to hear certain sound frequencies emitted by glass when it shatters. These sensors have a 15 foot unobstructed hearing range to provide coverage for multiple windows and/or glass doors. We recommend using them in areas with a high concentration of glass doors/windows. We also recommend using glass break detectors for windows that do not open and for roll-out windows with a crank handle. It is not recommended to place a glass break sensor in a hallway where walls and doors obstruct sound transmission and may affect the ability of the sensor to detect a break in.

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Glass Break Detector installation

Step-by-step guide

Glass Break Detector installation

  1. You can either install this device with the included adhesive backing or the provided screws. Either installation method will work for your home security.
  • If you decide to use the adhesive method, please remove the backing from the adhesive located on the glass break security device backplate, then press the sensor firmly in the desired mounting location and hold in place for 30 seconds.
  • If you use the screws to mount your device, be sure tighten the screws until they are flush with the base. This will allow you to properly secure this glass break alarm onto the base.
  1. Consult the device manufacturer guide included in your packaging for detailed installation, testing, and maintenance instructions.

Installation Locations

Ceiling mount - To ensure the glass break alarm functions in the event of a burglary, please place the detector within 15 feet of the windows and/or glass doors that you want protected.

Glass Break setup diagram

Wall Mount

  1. To ensure the glass break alarm functions in the event of a burglary, please place the detector on an adjacent or opposing wall and within 15 feet of the window(s) being protected. The detector is not designed to provide coverage for windows and glass doors located on the SAME wall as the sensor.

  2. Make sure the test button is oriented down so that it is nearest to the floor.

glass break setup range diagram

Best Practices

Sound dampening objects like heavy drapes or blinds, partitions, walls, or doors will shorten the effective range of detection.

Things to avoid

Do not place the sensor directly on the window.