Learn the ABC's Of A Glass Break Sensor


Multiple layers of security are required in the protection of your home or business. Sure, door and window sensors do a great deal of sounding an alarm on forced entry, but glass break detection takes it further because intruders can also enter your home by breaking the glass window. A glass break detector is an electronic burglar alarm placed by the window that monitors the frequency of sound and vibration associated with shattering glass. When a burglar breaks into your home, the sensor sets off an alert and notifies the relevant authorities. Glass break sensors are a great complement to other security sensors because they are armed throughout and provide round the clock surveillance for your friends and family. With that out of the way, keep reading to see how a glass break sensor can improve your home security system.

How A Glass Break Sensor Works

Modern glass break sensors come with an audio microphone connected to a detector circuitry that recognizes the sound of breaking glass. If your home has large windows or you lay out merchandise behind a glass display in your store, then glass break detectors are ideal. 

It's important to note that the sensors come with a predefined working radius, so one placed in the middle of your room with large windows should be able to detect a break-in. For actual radius measurements, make sure to inquire before making your purchase or refer to the instructor's manual.

There are other types of glass break alarms with shock sensors that mount directly to your windows. These monitor for glass vibrations through a wire that uses the glass to close the circuit. Should the windows be broken, the circuit will be interrupted, triggering the alarm.

Where You Should Install A Glass Break Sensor

Since you cannot skimp on your family's safety, it's best to involve a professional to do the installation. However, as a rule of thumb, the best place to set the glass break sensor is on the wall or ceiling of the room that requires additional security.

The sensors do not necessarily have to point at the glass or windows but must have a clear line of sight to pick up the frequency of the breaking glass. When setting up your sensors, the microphone's positioning is paramount, and to get this right, it is again recommended that you acquire the services of a professional.

As illustrated, door, motion and windows sensors need to be backed up by glass sensors to complete your home's security system. With this information, you should be able to pick what's right for you and to avoid the annoyance of false alarms by the system. Ensure that you test and adjust the sensitivity after installation. 


8 November 2019

Using mobile security technology

Mobile technology has made such a difference to our lives. It can be a valuable tool to help your business stay secure as well. This can be as simple as having a feed from your security cameras that goes directly to your phone or tablet, or as complex as having an application that measures the distance between your staff and their computer and automatically alerts them if someone is trying to log onto their computer while they are away from their desk. Using mobile technology to your advantage can be a great way to enhance your security at an affordable cost.