What Window Sensors Work with Alarm.com?
Almost any window sensor will work with Alarm.com. The only requirement is that the sensor is able to connect with the panel in the first place. Once the window sensor has been set up with the panel, it should be visible the next time that the user logs-in to their Alarm.com account.
An end user can use Alarm.com to check the status of any window sensor that has been enrolled with their security system. This will display whether or not the zone for the sensor has been faulted and that the sensor is being properly detected by the panel. Both wireless and hardwired window sensors can be used in this way.
As long as the panel has an active cellular connection, the sensors should auto-sync with Alarm.com. If a new sensor is enrolled while the user is on the Alarm.com website, refreshing the page will have the new sensor show up on the screen. From there, the user will be able to check the status of the sensor and make sure that it is not causing any problems for the system.
If the window sensor does become faulted, the user can access Alarm.com and instantly see that the window associated with that sensor is open. This is a great way to know which point of entry was used in the event of a break-in. Once the zone has been restored, the fault will be removed on Alarm.com.
Any panel that syncs with Alarm.com can be used in this way. This includes both Qolsys and 2GIG security systems. However, panels that do not use the Alarm.com platform will have to use another interactive service to utilize these features. For example, all Honeywell panels will usually use the Total Connect service instead of Alarm.com. The capabilities for checking the status of a window sensor may vary between different interactive services.
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