A home security system is designed to detect as well as prevent home invasions. When you set your home security alarm, you expect to sleep peacefully throughout the night. If you have to work all day or be away from your home for several hours, you’d like to know that when you leave your valuables will be safe under lock-and-key. That’s not always the case where burglars are concerned. They will try everything they can to get in including breaking the glass.

In an attempt to prevent burglaries, the San Jose Police Department states, “Many individuals have alarm systems but do not arm them because it is inconvenient. Many burglars know this and will not be deterred by a window sticker or sign indicating that the home has an alarm system.”


What is Z-Wave?

Z-Wave is basically part of the wireless network that connects and helps control all of your home automation devices. Home automation allows you to turn your ordinary home into a smart home. You can use automation for one device, such as lights, or you can control the entire house including appliances, air conditioning, door locks, smoke detectors, and more. It is perfect for controlling Z-Wave glass break sensors connected to your home security system. With its superior technology, Z-Wave will not interfere with other devices on your home network, such as signals distributed by your WiFi and devices connected to your router.

Z-Wave Glass Break Sensors

Door and window sensors are set off when a door or window is opened while the alarm is set to “Stay” or “Away”. Thieves will sometimes break the glass in order to unlatch a door or unlock a window. With Z-Wave glass break sensors, the sound of breaking glass would cause the alarm to go off. A blaring alarm would startle any intruder causing them to run away immediately. The glass break sensors have the ability to determine the distinct volume of breaking glass. The vibration, or frequency is unique, therefore the glass break sensors would be able to send a signal over the Z-Wave network that an intruder has broken the glass. Then, the alarm would sound and the monitoring company would receive a signal that your house has been compromised.

Features of the Z-Wave Glass Break Sensors

  • Non-stop detection
  • Can cover at least 20-feet of space
  • Battery with an extended life
  • Z-Wave communication with one-touch button control
  • What Can You Do with Z-Wave?


    With home automation and Z-Wave technology, you can easily integrate your security devices. Simply press a button or coordinate with Amazon Alexa to:

    • Unlock and lock doors
    • Open and close the garage door
    • Arm and disarm the system
    • Turn lights on, off, or dim
    • Set the temperature with an integrated thermostat

    Protect America offers packages and monitoring security services with complete home automation. Z-Wave glass break sensors are so easy to install you can do it yourself. Getting home security for your family is easy, just visit ProtectAmerica.com to find out what products are available. They have professionals that can help you get started on with your home security needs.