Wired Garage Door Alarm Sensors
Garages are one of the most common locations for property theft inside a house. When a garage door is left open, a criminal can walk right up and take whatever they would like. Many users don’t even realize that their garage door has been left open until it is too late. By using a garage door sensor, a user can greatly reduce the chances of this happening. A quick look at the sensor status will show whether or not the garage door for the home has been left open. This can be done from the panel itself or using an online interactive service platform.
A garage door sensor is a special type of door and window contact that is designed for use with garage doors. Many users find that it is very important to know when their garage door has been opened. This makes garage door sensors very useful security devices. When the garage door opens, the garage door sensor will become separated from its corresponding magnet. This will cause the sensor to send an alert to the security system to perform the programmed response for the zone. Most users require their panel to be disarmed after the sensor has been activated. A user may also have the alarm system make a chime sound so they can easily hear the event.
Garage door sensors are particularly useful when they are paired with an interactive service, such as Total Connect or Alarm. These services allow a user to quickly check the current status of their security sensors at any time, from almost any location. This way, a user can immediately see if their garage door is currently open, even if they are currently away from their home. A user can also use one of these services to have text and email alerts sent to them whenever their garage door is opened. Another useful addition for garages is a Z-Wave garage opener. These devices allow users to open or close their garage doors while they are away from home.
As a hardwired device, a wired garage door sensor must be directly connected to the security system. This may require some difficult wire fishing and running. The installation will be less difficult if the security system is in an area that is relatively close to the garage door. However, a benefit of hardwired garage door sensors is that they will never require any sort of battery replacement. Since the connection is wired directly, you will also not have to worry about any possible signal loss. This means that a wired garage door sensor will be extremely reliable once it has been properly set up with the security system.
Alarm Grid features a great selection of wired garage door sensors for use with hardwired security systems or wireless security systems with a wired to wireless converter. If you ever need any additional help choosing a wired garage door sensor, you can talk to our support team online or over the phone for further assistance.