If your home security system lacks glass break detection, then it might be time to add this technology to your system. Your system already contains motion detection, of course, and that may be enough to stop an intruder from following through with his plans. But here’s another consideration: If the intruder thinks that breaking the glass on your door or window is his best way to get into the house, then the break detection may be the only thing that sends him running when the glass shatters.

Why would an intruder break your glass?

Why would a criminal intruder break the glass panel on your door? Because if the door has a traditional doorknob that requires a key to unlock it, breaking the glass panel allows him reach down and manually unlock the door from the inside.

And then, there’s that age-old favorite entry point of burglars: the sliding glass door that faces the backyard. If a home intruder decides to smash your sliding door glass, then having glass break detection will stop him from going any further. Rather than losing precious possessions, the only violation to your home will be the broken glass.

How does glass break detection work?

Glass break detection technology uses sensors that monitor for the sound and vibrations of breaking glass. You want your glass break detection to have dual shatter recognition technology, which detects two frequencies: the initial blow to the glass (high frequency) and the sound of the subsequent shattering (low frequency). This can reduce the risk of false alarms (a drawback of older glass break detection). If your system is older, then the dual shatter recognition technology of current glass break detection is just one more reason to look at getting an upgrade.

These things considered, glass break detection can be a positive addition to your home security. Philadelphia homeowners who are interested in glass break detection and other home security technology, call JM Resources to learn more. We will be glad to provide you a free home security consultation.

Larry Korff
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