Glass Break Simulators
If you want to safely test your glass break detection sensors, then you will absolutely want to get a glass break simulator. This is much more reliable than testing your sensors using a sound effect taken from the internet. And it is much safer than actually breaking some real glass to test the sensors. Using a glass break simulator also does not require any cleanup after the fact. You will be really happy that you got a glass break simulator to properly test your sensors.
For anyone using a glass break simulator for the first time, the devices aren't always the most straightforward in terms of how to use. It's not that they are difficult or challenging to use, but you will need to read the instructions carefully so that you follow the correct process. This can involve setting the glass break simulator to the correct mode and then knocking on a wall to trigger the simulator. The process can vary between different models and manufacturers, so check the instructions for the glass break simulator you are using.
Testing any sensor regularly is important. You need to make sure that your security system responds in the correct manner when activity occurs in your home or business and that sensors activate like they are supposed to. Since glass break sensors will only activate upon hearing the sound of glass breaking, using a glass break simulator to test these devices is the best option. These devices are specifically engineered for this exact purpose, and you will get the desired result every single time, provided that your glass break sensors are functioning properly.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using glass break simulators. First and foremost, you must always put your system on test mode before testing your glass break sensors. This is to prevent any false alarms and to prevent any unnecessary dispatch. Second, you should make sure to test your glass break sensors from many different positions and angles. This is especially true if you are using a single glass break sensor to monitor multiple windows or protective glass casings. Finally, you should understand that many glass break sensors will only activate upon hearing both the low-pitched "thud" of an object striking against the glass, as well as the high-pitched "shattering" sound of the glass breaking. Make sure you glass break simulator is providing both sounds.
If you find that your glass break sensors are not working properly, there are a few things you should do. Make sure that you are using your glass break simulator properly when testing. Although these devices are usually very easy to use, they can be a little tricky if you are not used to them. Some users may be confused and think their glass break sensors are broken, when really it's just because they were using their glass break simulators in an improper manner. If your glass break sensor is dirty, then dust or dirt may be blocking its microphone and preventing it from hearing the glass break simulator. Try and see if cleaning your glass break sensor fixes it. Do not use water when cleaning your glass break sensors, as it could break them. You may also try replacing the batteries inside your glass break sensors, as it is possible that low or dead batteries are causing them not to function properly.