The 3 Best Window Alarms Sensors
Burglar opens that window and BEEEEP!
Users can get real peace of mind knowing their windows are secured. In many homes, children's rooms are on separate floors then the parents. It is much easier for a parent to sleep at night knowing there are sensors on the windows of their child's rooms, also the same can be said for windows in the garage where costly items are held. For their low cost and maintenance, there is no reason to not have your windows secured.
When reviewing the for the best window alarms, each fits into this criteria:
- Wireless - Most are peel-and-stick technology. If it is a professional installation, it may have a small plug that needs to be drilled into the door frame. This keeps it concealed however and looks better.
- Simple installation - Each is easy to install yourself or a professional will install them for you. Either way, no one will be left behind running wires throughout the home.
- High quality - Sure, Walmart and Home Depot sell some cheap window alarms. If you just want something that beeps, head over there and grab some. Those didn't make the list because in a real home invasion or burglary, users need something that gets them alerted and the police.
The 3 Best Window Alarms
#1 - Protect America window/door sensors
You can get 12 free window sensors including 24/7 monitoring, a security panel for only $42.99/mo. These are easy peel-and-stick which means you take off the sticker on the back so you can put it on the window seal and the window frame. Call Protect America afterward to let them know the correlating sensor number to the window and they will keep that data stored in the system. Your panel can then say, "Front window open" or "Back door open" each time they are opened.
This is a do-it-yourself installation security kit and a very simple to do, about 3-5 minutes per a door or window needed.
#2 - Monitored by ADT Window Alarms
If installing your own window sensors doesn't sound like your cup of tea, then our number two pick is for you. Users can rest assured they will be setup right, tested and also monitored by a large professional company. Anytime the window sensor is tripped (whether it be by accident or a burglar) ADT monitoring will call you and any emergency contacts so we can make sure things are okay. If you do not answer the phone they will alert dispatch to your location.
These sensors are made by GE or Honeywell, and they are 3" tall and 1" wide. Users can get alerted about notifications on their phones as well. Their starting package comes with 4 free window/door sensors and extras can be added on or substituted.
#3 Link Home Security
For a great deal and great quality, Link Home Security will give you 5 window sensors at their low $29.99/mo monitoring. Like the #1 pick, it is do-it-yourself installation and may take up to 30 minutes. The sensors all have ion lithium backup batteries so you have the peace of mind you get what you are paying for. Glass break sensors are also available. These are a good alternative if a criminal breaks through a window but doesn't wedge it open and climbs through.
Link Home Security has a great track record of over 50 years in business with an A+ BBB rating. Customers love them and they are sold in some big box retail stores throughout the nation.
Tips on what windows to get alarm sensors installed on
- All ground and basement level windows. Second floor and above story homes typically don't have window sensors installed as a burglar would have to go in with a ladder. However, it is users preference, and if it is the matter of sleeping better at night, then buy a few extra.
- Make sure they are wireless.
- All window alarms have backup batteries and will notify you by beeping before going dead.
- These companies will replace any defective sensors in months and years to come
- Finally, test them after installation to ensure that the alarm system goes off.