Wired Glass Break Detectors
Wired glass break detectors make for a great addition to nearly any hardwired alarm system. These devices work by listening for the specific sound of breaking glass. In order for one of these sensors to activate, it will normally need to hear both the high-pitched "shattering" of glass breaking, along with the low-pitched "thud" of an object striking against the glass. By requiring both of these sounds for activation, a wired glass break sensor is much less likely to cause any false system alarms. These devices are very accurate and reliable in responding to glass break events.
The main reason to use wired glass break detectors is to monitor your windows for forced entry. An intruder may smash one of your windows to gain access to your home or business. This can often be done without activating a window contact sensor. But breaking a window will certainly set off a glass break detector. These devices are also extremely versatile, and they can be used with nearly any type of glass. However, it is still important to check the product specifications and make sure that the glass break detector you want to use is compatible with the windows you want to monitor.
A great aspect of glass break detectors is that they can monitor multiple windows at once. You just have to make sure that the windows you are monitoring are within the listening range for your glass break detectors. A typical glass break detector will have a listening range of about 25 feet, but this can vary between different devices. Remember that walls and other large obstacles will disrupt this listening range and make it impossible for your glass break detector to hear a window being broken. That is why it is extremely important to test your glass break detectors after installation.
Not all glass break detectors are used for monitoring windows. Glass break detectors may also be used for monitoring other pieces of glass. This includes protective glass casings and pieces of glass artwork. Many jewelry stores and gun shops use glass break detectors to monitor for robberies. If a burglar wants to access the products, they will need to break the glass and set off the glass break detectors. Most store owners will set their glass break detectors to trigger an immediate alarm on the system. This is important for ensuring that the end user is alerted to any of these events.
The glass break detectors listed on this page are all hardwired devices. This means that they must connect directly with the alarm control panel or with a compatible wired to wireless converter. Most users will only purchase new hardwired glass break sensors for hardwired alarm control panels. If you have a wireless alarm system, then it is usually easiest to just find compatible wireless glass break sensors. This will eliminate the need for running wires. You can find wireless glass break detectors on our website.