Very few people know more about security than Coastal Contract Hardware in Myrtle Beach, SC. Their entire profession revolves around keeping people out of places they should not go and helping individuals gain access to places they need and should be able to get into. In addition to installing locks, many modern-day locksmiths work with the installation of security systems. Many of these systems installed by Coastal Contract Hardware includes glass break detectors and video cameras.
The sensors and devices used in modern-day security systems are wide and varied. Two of the most common alarm systems are the door sensor and the motion sensor. However, a third sensor, a glass break detector, doesn’t get a lot of recognition, but it is a powerful component to any home or business alarm system.
What Makes Glass Break Detectors Great
The nice thing about glass break detectors is that they are active whether the alarm system is set for the ‘away’ mode or on the ‘stay’ mode. This feature is important because many homeowners will deactivate their alarm when they are at home and activate it when they are away. However, whether a homeowner is inside the residence or if they are away, a broken window is a sign of trouble, and the homeowner needs to be alerted to it around the clock.
Choosing the Right Glass Break Detector
Locksmiths will tell you that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-most glass break solution. The right glass break detector needs to be customized to the way the home is laid out. Glass break technology works by listening to acoustical frequencies that are made by broken glass. They can detect noise up to 20 feet in any direction. So one sensor is good for a lot of windows or perhaps even an entire room.
Where To Put Them?
Many homeowners will have their locksmith install glass break detectors in sunrooms, kitchens, and other areas with a lot of windows and sliding glass doors. A good area to place glass break detectors is areas where windows are sealed shut and the only reason someone would be accessing them as if they were engaging in criminal activity.
A good locksmith can show homeowners how glass break sensors can provide them with the peace of mind they deserve and how they can serve as an integral part of a complete home security system.
Choosing a home security system that’s right for your needs and budget is sure to provide much-appreciated peace of mind.
Coastal Contract Hardware is experienced in all facets of security systems, including knowing exactly where to install glass break detectors for optimal security coverage. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook as well!