When we think about home security equipment, the first things that come to mind are usually the flashier, bigger-ticket items. Our perception of home protection has come to be more synonymous with items like surveillance cameras, motion detectors and automated locks than it has with smaller, less well-known items. Of course, there’s a great deal of merit to arming one’s home or business with these commonly used protective measures, but we would be wise not to let them obscure our awareness of our need for more minute items like glass break sensors. These devices, which are designed to alert you when they detect the sound of breaking glass within a 20 foot radius, can prove to be valuable assets by making you aware of potential intruders making their way into your home. While it’s obvious that you would want to position these devices near windows, you should take a look at these lesser known but very effective locations for positioning glass break sensors:

Basements

To be blunt, the basement is an easy part of the home to forget about. In many cases, there’s simply very little that’s special about it. If your basement is finished and you spend a decent amount of time down there, then you may have already considered how to most effectively ensure your home security below your house. If not, though, take a second to consider the purpose served by your basement window wells. Since they’re typically too small for a human being to fit through, they don’t pose much of a risk as a potential entryway for a burglar. They do, however, stand between the inside of your home and potential rainwater discharge. If you live in an area with heavy rains or near water lines, you may want to install glass break sensors so you can be alerted if these small windows ever break unbeknownst to you. This way, you’ll be able to rectify the situation before adverse weather causes a costly basement flood.

Attics and elevated storage spaces

Though it may seem slightly bizarre, it’s not uncommon for a potential burglar or home invader to enter your home through an attic or other elevated floor. These levels of your home, often used as storage spaces, appeal to potential intruders because they are less likely to be directly occupied by people. If there are any trees or taller structures outside of your home than an individual could use to gain access to your roof, consider installing glass break sensors in and around the uppermost level of your home. You’ll be made aware of the glass breaking by these devices in the event that anyone attempts to enter your attic,