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When would I use motion sensors, glass break sensors, vs. windows open sensors?

Glass Break vs. Window Open Sensors

Not every thief enters through the front door, but sometimes a motion sensor isn't the right fit: you probably don't want to get a motion alert if you get up in the night to go to the bathroom, for example.

Can you open the window?

Yes

If the Window opens, a Window Sensor will let you know if someone has opened up the window.

Someone can still break the glass in the window, so you may still want a glass break sensor.

No

If you can't open the window, you probably just want a glass break sensor.

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  1. Glassbreak Sensor for SCW Sheild

    Glassbreak Sensor for SCW Shield - 74GBS

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    MSRP: $99.00

    Our Price: $59.99


    Detects


    The Sound of Glass Breaking

    Range of 4-25 feet

    When would I use motion sensors, glass break sensors, vs. windows open sensors?


    Actions


    Siren, App Alerts, and Pro Monitoring when Armed (including Away, Stay, and Night modes)

    Example Z-Wave Automation: turn on all the lights to scare away intruders.


    Battery


    Averages 4-6 years


    5 year warranty


  2. Window Open / Close Alarm Sensor for SCW Shield - 74WOS

    Window Open / Close Alarm Sensor for SCW Shield - 74WOS

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    MSRP: $29.99

    Our Price: $19.99

    Don't give a thief a 60 second head start to enter your home.

    Unlike our competitors, we don't think door and window sensors are the same thing. We have specific window sensors, that alert the second the window is cracked.


    Actions


    Alerts Immediately - No 60 second delay.

    Siren, App Alerts, and Pro Monitoring when Armed (including Away, Stay, and Night modes)

    Open/Close status visible on Shield app

    Example Z-Wave Automation: turning your AC off when you open the window.


    Battery


    Averages 6 years


    5 year warranty

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Motion Sensors and Windows

Most alarm systems have at least one motion sensor, usually in the main part of the house. This means that if a burglar wants to leave out your front door you'll get a motion alert.

You may also want to put motion sensors in other parts of your home, such as your garage, basement, family room, or living room.

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  1. Residential Pet-Resistant Indoor Motion Sensor for SCW Shield - 74RIM

    Residential Pet-Resistant Indoor Motion Sensor for SCW Shield - 74RIM

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    MSRP: $49.99

    Our Price: $39.99


    Detects


    Motion in a Residence

    44 Foot Range at 90 degrees - 50% better than other brands!

    Pet-Resistant (under 85 lbs)

    Where should I place motion sensors?

    When would I use motion sensors, glass break sensors, vs. windows open sensors?


    Actions


    Siren, App Alerts, and Pro Monitoring when Armed and in Away Mode.

    Because your own movement in the house triggers them, motion sensors do not alert you in Stay and Night modes.

    It is more secure and you will have fewer false positives if you use door and window sensors.


    Battery


    Averages 6-8 years


    5 year warranty


  2. Outdoor Motion Sensor for SCW Shield

    Outdoor Motion Sensor for SCW Shield - 74OMS

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $149.99


    Detects


    Motion Outdoors

    6 Foot Range at 190 degree in either a 3 or 7 foot radius.

    Where should I place motion sensors?

    When would I use motion sensors, glass break sensors, vs. windows open sensors?


    Actions


    Primarily used for triggering home automation events.

    Convient App Alerts - without triggering Pro Monitoring!

    Example Z-Wave Automation: turning on the kitchen lights when motion is detected on your porch.


    Battery


    Averages 2-5 years, depending on activity


    5 year warranty


  3. Commercial Indoor Motion Sensor for SCW Shield

    Commercial Indoor Motion Sensor for SCW Shield - 74CIM

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $149.99

    UL, IC, and FCC Listed for Commercial Insurance


    Actions


    Siren, App Alerts, and Pro Monitoring when Armed and in Away Mode.

    It is more secure and you will have fewer false positives if you use door and window sensors.


    Battery


    Averages 3 years

    5 year warranty

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