Window Alarms | Cove Security

Window Alarms

Cove Window Sensors have a discrete, smart design to protect your windows using the best magnetic technology. Installation of these wireless sensors is easy and enjoyable.

This sample floor plan shows two locations where you could install a wireless window security sensor. To maximize security, we recommend installing these sensors on any windows you feel are out of sight from the main road or, potentially easy to access.


Window Sensor features

  • Extremely simple to install
  • 5+ year battery life
  • Smart, self-testing every 60 minutes
  • Customizable options & alerts that fit your lifestyle
  • Compatible with all windows that can open
  • Lifetime warranty available

Each wireless window sensor comes pre-coupled with your Cove Touch security panel. For best results, you can custom select each security sensor name to help you identify its place in your home. With a couple touches of the screen you confirm each security sensor is setup and ready to start protecting the ones you love.

The window sensors trigger your alarm at the opening of a window with magnetic and wireless technology. They are easy to mount and maintain. They can chime (and/or announce the sensor name) even when the system is disarmed. We do not recommend using this sensor to protect glass windows that do not open/close, or windows that roll-out with a crank handle. Glass break detectors should be used in these situations.Glass break detectors should be used in these situations.

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Technical info

Window Sensor Installation

If you are adding new equipment to your alarm system, make sure you have already added this Window Sensor to your alarm system before you install this piece of equipment.

With security you can depend on, trade technicians for easy-to-use tech, that lets you install new sensors for your alarm in minutes, without compromising on your security.

Follow these steps:

  1. For best security results, be sure to not place the window magnetic contact and sensor more than 2” apart and align the two semi-circles from the sensor contact and magnet contact with one another.

window sensor setup diagram

  1. Clean the surfaces of the door and molding before mounting the sensor.

window sensor correct position

  1. Remove the adhesive backing, press firmly, and hold in place for 30 seconds.

  2. If you have decorative molding, it may be better to reverse the setup (place the magnetic contact on molding, the sensor on window). Doing this will not compromise the security of your window sensor.

  3. If needed, place either alarm piece at a 90 degree angle. As long as the alarm pieces are less than one inch apart, it will not compromise the integrity of your security system.