Fun fact: you don’t have to be rich to burgled. Thieves don’t see other people who aren’t doing that well in Whitehall and think to themselves, “I should not steal from them.” It’s actually unlikely that thieves often think in those terms at all. So what should you even do about securing your property in a big city? How do you even start to approach thinking about how to protect your things when you’re still trying to figure out how to buy all the things you still want and need? Start small, and work up to it. Buckeye Locksmith is here to help you analyze and tackle your security needs.

The Bottom Line

Home and window security sensors are essentially the baseline for home security overall. Most systems that you can invest in sensors come with a basic number of sensors and you can always add more if you feel the need. In most cases though, your home security representative will probably tell you how many you need. They’ll be able to take a walk through your home and around the outside to determine how thieves would think about your property and how you can combat that. They’ll let you know what windows are real worries and which ones can be skimped on until you feel the need to fill them in with sensors later to increase your safety measures. In general, they’ll recommend placing them on the bottom floor of your home. Chances are, if thieves are going to get in, they’ll try the bottom level entryways. Neighbor’s suspicions will be aroused if they glimpse some dude doing hardcore parkour to get up to the second story bedroom window, thus it’s unlikely they’ll reach for that. If the door or window should get breached when you’ve armed the alarm, the sensor will send a signal to the main control panel and sound the alarm. Before you purchase a set, explore your options as there are a variety of types and they all work slightly differently. Knowing how your window and door sensors works arms you to understand and be able to work the alarm itself.

How The Main Models Function

Generally, a door or window sensor comes in two pieces: one portion of the sensor attaches to the door or window itself, the other portion of the sensor is fixed onto the frame. Many times, regular adhesive is used to affix the sensors in place. They’ll be installed right next to each other, and when they’re separated, that sends the warning signal to your alarm control box. They do come in variations, as we mentioned previously. The two main varieties are wired and battery operated. Battery-powered sensors are very self-explanatory to install, and while wired sensors are much more complicated to install, they never run low on battery and unexpectedly sputter out. There are both light beam and magnetic sensors, and when either connection is severed, the alarm is triggered.   

No Desire To Fret About This? Contact Your Whitehall Locksmith

If you’re uninterested in learning the finer points of all of your sensors and the different types, you can always hand off the responsibility to our lock and key experts on home security: Buckeye Locksmith. Hungry for more information so you can remain in the loop on the fixtures protecting your possessions and your home? Check back in with our blog to catch the continuation.