How A Door Or Window Sensor Works

With the relevant technology becoming much more readily available and accessible, many are installing home security measures to ensure the protection of their family and possessions. In a home, the vulnerable portions within the house’s security are its points of entry, namely the doors and windows. As such, window sensors are indispensable to a complete and secure home security system, sending out an alarm should anyone attempt entry without consent.

The Mechanisms Behind Door And Window Sensors

Window sensors may be ubiquitous in home security considerations, but how exactly do they work? The most basic components of a window sensor are its reed switch, magnet and secure digital circuity which is used to communicate with your home hub. The magnet is attached to a window (or door) and the receiver is fixed to its frame using an adhesive strip. When the window is closed, these connected components form a complete circuit. However, should the window or door be opened and the circuit broken, this elicits a response in the form of an alarm. When the system includes a smart home window sensor as part of an integrated home security software, this alert is sent to whichever device the user has determined as the interface through which the home security system is managed and monitored.

The Part Door And Window Sensors Play In The Overall Security System

The core mechanism of a simple window sensor is nowadays paired with integrated software that connects and streamlines home security. At Avia, all products use Apple HomeKit technology. Apple boasts guaranteed safety as their servers and operations are kept in house, as opposed to some competitors which outsource their work to external software engineers. The more parties that are involved in the creation of a security system, the more the system is liable to be compromised.

Beyond the software that connects the disparate parts of a home security system, there are also the physical aspects to be considered. Having robust physical lock mechanisms, such as a 3-star cylinder lock on doors or windows, are essential to support the overall safety of your home, providing an additional barrier to any forced or unwanted entry.

When it comes to home security, there is no such thing as too much information. Beyond just utilising a particular type of technology, there is additional reassurance in understanding how that piece of tech works. Once the user knows the exact mechanisms behind a casement window alarm sensor, they can rest calmly in the knowledge that their security system works and how exactly the components of it function, individually and as a collective, to protect their home. For further information on smart home security and easy installation, as all Avia products can be retrofitted to existing doors and windows, contact us today.