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What are the Different Types of Security Sensors? Posted on February 15, 2018 by

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Although every home is unique, each one should be equipped with a custom home security system that has the right kind of sensors.

At Security Alarm, members of our sales team take the time to carefully design a system that matches the needs of the home itself while also meeting the wants of the owner.

Home Security Sensors

Each system is a compilation of various types of detectors. Detectors send for help when activated, and together they keep homes safe from nearly every threat and disturbance.

  • glass break detectors
  • window and door sensors
  • smoke detectors
  • heat detectors
  • water bugs

Home Security System: Intrusion Sensors

Window Sensors and Door Sensors

Window and door sensors are the foundation of any home security system. These come in two pieces. One part fits onto the door or window itself, while the other attaches to the frame. Both are positioned right next to each other so that when the two pieces are separated, they send a signal to the alarm panel.

Glass Break Sensors

Glass break detectors are essential in protecting homes from intruders. Traditional window sensors would detect someone raising a window that is unlocked, but would do nothing if the window was broken. Glass break detectors listen for the impact and pitch of glass breaking.

These also save you money because they can cover all the windows within roughly 25 feet of a line of site. This offers you more bang for your buck. We strongly believe that every home needs glass break detectors.

Motion Detectors

MotiondetectorMotion sensors create an infrared map, using infrared energy. Typically, they are set at 45 degrees and placed in the corner of a wall. When someone walks into a room, the sensor identifies human body temperature and change in energy. Motion sensors can also be set up for distance and sensitivity.

Home Security System: Life Safety Sensors

Environmental Detectors

Oftentimes environmental risks such as floods, leaks, and extreme temperatures are more common than break-ins. Whether you are home or away, environmental detectors give you peace of mind and help minimize the risk of dangerous conditions.

Environmental detectors are typically installed in:

  • kitchens
  • bathrooms
  • laundry rooms
  • basements

Fire Protection

The most important types of sensors are the ones that protect against fire. Smoke detectors and heat detectors strategically located throughout a home are vital for the protection you and your family.

Getting a Home Security System

Regardless of your budget, there is a home security system for every lifestyle and unique need. At Security Alarm, we want to keep families secure and ensure you are notified in case of an emergency.

At home, sleeping, or on the go, let us keep you connected to your home. Get a quote for a home security system today.


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