Apr 20, 2016
What Are Door/Window Sensors & How Will They Keep Me Safe?
Warmer weather is on its way!
That means it’s time to clean out the garage, break out the shorts, and most importantly—upgrade your home security.
Studies have shown that doors and windows are the most common points of entry for burglars, with windows being particularly vulnerable to break-ins during the summer months. As July and August are reported to be the busiest time for burglars, it is important to keep your home and loved ones safe by securing these vital access points so you can enjoy the great weather with peace of mind.
What better way to do this than with door/window sensors. Door/window sensors attach to a household product and detect anytime it is opened or closed. In fact, these wireless accessories are not limited to windows and doors, but can be applied to any household equipment with an open and close function— a cabinet of hazardous cleaning products, a drawer filled with prescription medicine, or a gate leading to the backyard pool are among the many other security precautions that door/window sensors can be used for.
How Door/Window sensors work
Small, wireless, and installation-free, these sensors are the perfect option to arm your home this coming season! As the wireless accessories require a hub, what better way to ensure the complete security of your home than to pair them with a Piper, which supports door/window sensors among other wireless accessories.
When a door/window sensor is triggered, a message can be sent to users to notify them of this change. In fact, at the detection of a door/window sensor, users can set security rules such as the sounding the alarm if a door is opened while no one is home. Additional wireless accessories that Piper supports can also act as rules— like when a door/window sensor is triggered, activate the light switch. This allows for smart home security and automation right at your fingertips, so you can spend less time monitoring life, and more time living it!