Easy Guide to Sensor Selection
Door & Window Sensors
– Count your exterior doors. Include the door from inside into the garage & any side garage doors you have.
– Count your ground-level windows which open. Include any other vulnerable windows (near walls, trees, etc).
Lots of windows in one room? Save on cost & cover the entire room with a Motion Detector (caveats apply – so ask us).
– Count the larger, open areas of your home. Typically, this is your
Living/Dining area, Kitchen/Family room area, & halls.
Motion Detectors see heat signatures against cooler areas & not effective over 90+ degrees (F).
Smoke & Smoke/CO2 Detectors
CO2/Smoke & Smoke/Heat Detectors are mandatory life-saving devices. Your pets can’t dial 911 if a phone charger catches fire while you’re gone. Do NOT leave your Family and pets at risk & be another statistic. The more coverage, the better.
– Traditionally, Smoke/Heat/CO2 detectors are mounted in bedrooms, halls, living rooms & family rooms.
This isn’t an area you want to save money on. These save lives.
Glass Break Detectors
For areas with multiple or non-opening windows, we recommend Glass Break detectors. With a range up to 25′ line of sight, just 1x GB may cover a large area, but curtains & drapes may reduce