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Door & Window Contact Sensors

3 Min Read | March 17, 2021
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Door & window sensors can trigger an alarm while you’re away or send helpful notifications to keep you aware of what’s happening when you’re upstairs. In this text, you'll find a few ways contact sensors can help you feel more secure, whether you're home or not.

Door & Window Contact Sensors

Monitor your doors and windows with wireless contact sensors

They can trigger an alarm while you’re away or send helpful notifications to keep you aware of what’s happening when you’re upstairs. Below are a few ways contact sensors can help you feel more secure.

Door sensors are an early warning against break-ins
If anyone enters your house when you’re not around, you’ll know about it right away. You can monitor the situation through your security cameras and alert family members or neighbours while we contact the police.

To add an extra layer of security, you can place sensors directly on your home safe, entrances to rooms with the most valuables and rooms you might not want kids going into, like a home office or a music room. If you have less than 100 percent trust in your kids’ friends, extra security in your house isn’t the worst idea in the world, especially with how easy it is to manage with the right sensors, the right app and the right plan for using both.

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Improve security around your property with gate sensors

Contacts are easy to install by putting one half on the door and the other half on the frame where the two sensors meet. This simplicity makes them a good choice for outdoor gates and fences as well.

You can link your contact sensors to smart lighting that turns on when anyone enters your backyard at night. Also, you can set the system to send a notification whenever someone enters your property, or you can limit those alerts to when the system is set to “away.” This feature also works well for keeping kids out of backyards or around pools when you’re not around.

Ensure your doors and windows are closed

Contact sensors let you know if an entrance has been left open for longer than usual or at an irregular time. If you connect a smart thermostat, it can even adjust your heating or air conditioning to avoid wasting energy if a door or window is open for an extended period. In addition, you could arm your system as ''ARMED STAY'' which would arm your door and window sensors, but wouldn't arm your motion detectors. This way no one could enter or leave your house without you being alerted.

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Secure unsafe rooms or cabinets with door sensors

If you’re worried about a young child going into the garage or rummaging through a cleaning closet or medicine cabinet, fit those doors with smart locks and contact sensors that are set to send you a notification as soon as they’re opened. The same can even be used to monitor medicine cabinets. You can also set the system to notify you if you haven’t opened the cupboard all day — a quick and easy reminder to keep pill-taking on track.

Get your door & window sensors installed without worry

Contact sensors are wireless, with a battery life of up to 10 years and a notification when it’s running low. They are a no-brainer when it comes to smart home security. The sensors communicate seamlessly with your current security system and can even alert you if someone is trying to tamper with them. To improve your home security with wireless door and window contact sensors, contact a STANLEY Security expert.

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