People living alone and the elderly can never feel too safe in their own homes. They should have the best security offered to them. Different companies have met up with their needs over the past few years. Home owners can put different devices wherever they feel like for that extra mile of security. Even going as far as to put sensors on the windows. But, Protect America wonders which sensor would be ideal for casement windows? (For more information on window sensors and other devices, visit: https://www.protectamerica.com/equipment) Not every sensor works for every window, doors, and wall in the house. For new home owners, a casement window is, according to Top-Home-Security-Info:
The casement window is hung vertically; the window is hinged on one side & when opened it swings straight out.
Now that a casement window is known, what window sensors will work best with them? Protect America took the time to test out a handful of window sensors. After some debate, they settled on four window sensors that met their expectations.
- SABRE Elite Door/Window Sensor
- iSmartAlarm Window/Door Sensor
- Elgato Eve Door/Window Sensor
- Panasonic Wireless Door/Window Sensor
SABRE Elite Door/Window Sensor
Sabre Corporation first started back in 2006. They have their Sabre Elite Door/Window Sensor. Sabre prides themselves on producing only the best top notch quality in security from pepper spray to window sensors. This product on display today is no exception. The Sabre elite is easy to install in casement windows and will not take a huge chuck out of the bank account. On top of that, there is a four-dight code that will keep intruders from disabling or turning off the window sensor. The pros are a loud alarm to scare off robbers, three settings of chime, silent alarm mode whenever the home owner wants, and the Sabre Elite has left plenty of happy customers. The downside is that this sensor sticks out like a sore thumb.
iSmartAlarm Window/Door Sensor
As the name gives away, iSmartAlarm is yet another product from the might giant, Apple. That is correct, Apple has gotten into the security business as well. They brought out the iSmartAlarm window/door sensor. This baby can compete with the Sabre Elite sensor. The iSmartAlarm sensor uses a magnetic bond and wireless communication to the smart device. Speaking of wireless communication, the sensor will send a text when there is unauthorized entry is detected. For the most effective use of this feature, the user has to be within 320 feet. The positives of this sensor are it is easy to install, it comes in a two-pack for more security, and it is compatible with all of the iSmartAlarm home security. The negative is that this device it not tamper-proof.
Elgato Eve Door/Window Sensor
Elgato first started back in Munich, Germany in 1992. They are mostly known for gaming, smart lighting, and video. Elgato also dips their hands in security for the modern home. Their product is the Eve Door/Window Sensor. This device is compatible with the Apple HomeKit and connects to many devices and brands for the home owner to monitor and control from one app. Home owners can control this sensor from Siri. The upsides are it has a good security history to check previous activity with, it looks sleek and attractive for the window, the sensor wireless, and there is a long battery life that comes with it. The downside is that it can only be used with Apple-only products.
Panasonic Wireless Door/Window Sensor
Panasonic was first founded back in Japan in 1918. They pride themselves on the electronic products they produce every year. There are at least four or five Panasonic products in the average home. Security is no different for them. Their product on display is the Panasonic Wireless Door/Window Sensor. It is compatible with other products and real-time communication with smart devices through an app. The Panasonic Wireless Door/Window Sensor not only sends alarm notifications, but it lets the owner arm and disarm the sensor from their smart device. The positives are it is easy to hide in the window and has good compatibility with other Panasonic smart devices. The negative is that it needs a hub to work.
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