As we’ve discussed previously, X10 Home Security Systems include 5 layers of protection. Today we’re going to focus on two particularly significant layers: Perimeter Security Sensors and Motion Detectors. Bridging the gap between preventive measures and the Voice Dialer, these layers are designed to alert you when there has been a breach; the selections that you make when it comes to Sensors and Detectors will be extremely important in protecting your property.
Smart Door and Window Sensors
One tool that you can use to protect your home and make sure that you are notified when it has been compromised is to use the X10 DS12A Smart Door and Window Sensors. By linking each door and window in your home, you can be made aware every time anyone enters or exits your home in any way. These sensors are wireless and magnetic, and each one requires two AAA batteries. When your X10 Security System is armed, it will be triggered instantly whenever these tamper-resistant sensors are alerted.
In addition to door and window sensors, motion detectors can be an important part of your X10 Home Security System! The MS18A Smart Security Motion Detector has a range of 30 to 40 feet. This well-designed wireless component runs on two AA batteries. You can position more than one MS18A Motion Detector throughout your residence. Recommended locations include hallways on each floor and the basement stairwell. You can program your system to deactivate your Motion Detectors when your system is in Home Mode. X10 Motion Detectors are tamper-resistant and are small-pet-friendly devices that won’t easily be triggered accidentally. This device is ideal for use with the SC1200 Security System.
Glass Break Sensors
In addition to motion detectors and door and window sensors, the X10 GB10A Security Glass Break Sensor is a great complement to the rest of your X10 Home Security System. You simply place this item on any glass window pane, and it will be able to detect broken glass by sensing vibrations made when glass breaks and the high-frequency sound made when that happens. A wireless radio frequency signal is then sent to your X10 Protector Plus Voice Dialer SC1200, which triggers your alarm. In case you are concerned about the sensor being overly sensitive and picking up similar noises which aren’t actual glass breaking, you can select the sensitivity level with a simple sliding switch.
Perhaps breaking and entering isn’t the only issue that concerns you when you’re away from home. If water entering your home is something you would want to be warned about, the WD13A Water Sensor would be a great addition to your X10 Security System. From leaks in the basement to overflows in the bathroom or kitchen, you can position this Water Sensor to alert you whenever a water level of your choosing is reached. You could even use this product in order to allow you to know whenever any kind of filling is complete – in anything from a pool or hot tub to an aquarium, bath tub, or even a sink. Whether for your convenience when at home or to avoid costly water damage when away, the WD13A can be a helpful tool.
Because your needs and the risks associated with your property are unique, here at X10 we realize there is no one-size-fits-all security system. So you can either start with one of our basic Security Packages or build your own from scratch!
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