Sensors are the piece of home security equipment that alert homeowners of movement in and out of their home. There are various types of sensors that can be equipped: door and window, glass-break, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and more.

These sensors receive signals and send them back to the control panel. The control panel and smartphone application of a system then alert users of the movement that has taken place.

Every all-encompassing home security system must have sensors included. They are one of the most important aspects of a home security system, especially when these devices are connected to a central monitoring station that will alert fire, police, and emergency personal of any threat.

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Where Should These Sensors Be Placed?

The suggested approach to equipping a home with sensors is to place them on every single door and window. This includes garage and sliding back doors. Any point of entry should be equipped with a tool that detects movement.

Some homeowners may not be able to equip their home with the sufficient amount of sensors. For these homeowners, the suggestion is to place sensors on every point of entry on the first floor of the home, notably the primary points of entry, like the front and back door.

A smoke detector should be placed outside of every sleeping area and on every floor of the house. Carbon monoxide detectors should be placed on every floor as well.

34% of Burglars Enter Through the Front Door 

If a burglar targets the front door, and a home begins at the front door, then shouldn’t home security? In roughly 24 percent of burglaries, forced entry was used at the front door to gain access to the home. Over a third of all burglaries involve the front door.

We also know that homes with home security equipment are three times less likely to fall victim to a burglary. All these stats combined implies the importance of protecting the home, and beginning that protection at the front door. Burglars will be deterred by home security equipment, and the last thing they want during an attempted break-in is loud sirens and alarms.

After your home security system is installed, remember to place signs and decals in the front yard, window, and door that advertise your new safety gear.

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Want to Secure Your Home Today?

At Protect America, we offer an all-in-one and fully DIY (do-it-yourself) home security system. This means there is no installation hassle, and no waiting on installers to drill holes in your wall and disrupt an entire day of your life. Our monitoring system also ensures that police, fire and emergency personnel respond to an event.

There’s many popular home security products that are DIY and rely on push notification alerts. These tools are not all-encompassing and they do not give users the full protection of security, because if an event happens, thwarting a burglar depends on how a user responds to to their phone alerts rather than police dispatching immediately.

A monitored system with Protect America removes this reliance on personal respond to alerts, and it places security right in the hands of the professionals.

Want to get started with a Protect America system? Learn more about what separates us from unmonitored options by talking to a home security expert today.