PowerG Shock Sensors
Obviously, an important aspect of owning a security system is knowing if someone has broken into your home or business. Not every intruder will walk right in through a door. Some intruders will resort to violence to get inside. This can mean smashing a window or breaking down a door. And if an intruder has enough finesse, it's possible that this can be done without activating a contact sensor. Doing that is extremely difficult, but it's not unheard of. That is why it is important to have other methods for detecting an intrusion. Many people do this using motion sensors. But you can also use shock sensors or glass break detectors for a similar effect.
Shock sensors work by sensing the physical vibrations of someone breaking down a door or smashing in a window. These devices are not normally mounted directly on the door or window itself. Instead, they are mounted directly next to the door or window on its frame. The reason you do not want to mount your shock sensor on an actual door or window is because if someone does forcefully break into the building, it is possible that they might damage the sensor. Although these sensors are designed to detect vibration, they are still prone to damage of physical abuse. By mounting one of these devices on the fame, they will still detect any forced entry, while not being at-risk for damage. You should test the sensor after installing and programming.
A typical shock sensor will be programmed with a Response Type of Perimeter, or some similar setting. A Perimeter Response Type will put the system into immediate alarm if the sensor is activated while the system is Armed Stay or Armed Away. This will prevent you from experiencing a false alarm due to the sensor being activated while the system is Disarmed. But if you have the system in a secured state, then an activated shock sensor will trigger an immediate result. If you have central station monitoring service, then an operator may try to contact you to determine if the alarm false false. But if they cannot reach you, or if you do not provide your false alarm passcode, then the police will be on their way.
Shock sensors are usually more prone to false alarms than sound-based glass break detectors. Additionally, shock sensors can only monitor one door or window at a time. A glass break detector can monitor a series of windows, as long as they are within the sensor's listening range. But one upside to using a shock sensor is that it can go on doors and windows. You could even technically place a shock sensor on the wall, in case someone enters by smashing down your entire wall. However, this is very uncommon, and most users do not use this practice.
PowerG Shock Sensors are some of the most robust and most powerful shock sensors available. These devices boast an incredibly wireless signal range of up to 2 km when used with certain alarm panels. You can even increase this maximum distance to 4 km by adding a separate PowerG Wireless Repeater. Another benefit of PowerG Shock Sensors is that they utilize 128-bit AES encryption for enhanced wireless security. This prevents wireless hacking and takeover attempts. Like all other PowerG devices, PowerG Shock Sensors operate at a wireless frequency of 915 MHz.