Garage Door Alarm Sensors

Garage door sensors are special alarm sensors that are designed for use with garage doors. Monitoring your garage is very important, as it is one of the most vulnerable spaces inside a home. With these devices, you can protect your garage and your property. Check out our selection of garage sensors.
Honeywell 5816OD - Wireless Outdoor Door and Window Sensor, Top
Honeywell 5816OD
Wireless Outdoor Sensor for Gates, Garages, & Doors
List Price: $90.00
Our Price: $65.99
Honeywell 5877GDPK - Wireless Relay Module with Z-Wave Siren
Honeywell 5877GDPK
Wireless Relay Module with Z-Wave Siren
List Price: $100.00
Our Price: $89.99
Honeywell 5822T - Wireless Garage Tilt Sensor
Honeywell 5822T
Wireless Garage Tilt Sensor
List Price: $62.00
Our Price: $40.99
Honeywell 958 - Overhead Door Magnetic Contact
Honeywell 958
Overhead Door Magnetic Contact
List Price: $20.00
Our Price: $17.99
5822T for GDCK
Honeywell GDCK
Garage Door Controller Kit
List Price:
Our Price: $119.99
Honeywell 5816 - Wireless Door Sensor and Window Sensor
Honeywell 5816
Wireless Door Sensor and Window Sensor
List Price: $40.00
Our Price: $26.99
Linear GD00Z-4 - Z-Wave Garage Door Opener
Linear GD00Z
Z-Wave Garage Door Opener
List Price:
Our Price: $104.99
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Honeywell 4959SN
V-Plex Overhead Door Contact
List Price:
Our Price: $29.99
Honeywell 959 - XTP Overhead Door Contact
Honeywell 959
XTP Overhead Door Contact
List Price: $37.00
Our Price: $24.99
Honeywell 958-2 - Overhead Door Contact
Honeywell 958-2
Overhead Door Contact
List Price: $62.00
Our Price: $31.99
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DSC WS4965
Tri-Zone Wireless Door/Window Contact
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Our Price: $34.99
2GIG TILT1-345 - Wireless Garage Tilt Sensor
2GIG TILT1-345
Wireless Garage Tilt Sensor
List Price: $44.00
Our Price: $29.99

A garage is one of the most common locations for the occurrence of property theft inside a house. An unclosed garage door is an open invitation for any criminal to walk right up and take your valuables. Additionally, garages serve as an easy access point for intruders to step inside the home. From there, they can easily steal valuables and cause damage. With this in mind, forgetting to close a garage door can have very serious consequences.

One of the easiest ways to check if your garage door is closed is with a garage door sensor. These devices will essentially allow your garage door to show up as a zone on your security panel. If the sensor is activated due to the garage door being opened, the information will be displayed on the system. This will allow you to immediately know if your garage door has been opened unexpectedly. This can be great if you live in a household where multiple people have access to the garage door and you want to quickly know if someone has arrived home.

Garage door sensors typically work in one of two ways. These are tilt sensors and door contacts. Tilt sensors consist of a single device that is placed on a garage door. When the garage door is opened, the tilt sensor will shift from a vertical position to a horizontal position. This change in orientation will allow the sensor to detect whenever the garage door is activated. When this occurs, the sensor will pass a signal onto the security system to let it know that the garage door has been opened. You can then respond appropriately.

The other prominent type of garage door sensor is a door contact. These devices consist of a sensor and a magnet. The sensor is usually installed on the garage door frame, and the magnet is installed on the garage door itself. When the garage door opens, the magnet will separate from the sensor. This will cause the reed switch inside the sensor to activate. When this happens, the sensor will send a signal to the security system and cause a fault on the affected zone. One look at the security panel will inform you that the garage door was opened.

Garage door sensors can be either hardwired or wireless. If the sensor is hardwired, then a wire will need to be run from the panel to the garage door. This may require a professional installation depending on the location of the security system. On the other hand, wireless garage door sensors eliminate the need for running any wires. This usually results in an easier installation. However, the sensor will need to be within the signal range of the security system. In some cases, a wireless repeater may be needed to extend the signal range. The best type of sensor to use generally depends on what type of setup you have. You should also make sure that the sensor you choose is compatible with your security system.

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