A smart sensor is the linchpin of keeping your home safe, because it’s the main device that detects when someone is in your home when they shouldn’t be, can detect water leaks, fires, deadly gases, luminescence, humidity or temperature changes.
A smart sensor uses one or multiple technologies to detect movement in an area, so if a smart motion sensor is tripped, a signal is sent to your security system’s control panel and in turn your mobile device.
Today, sensors are wireless. Wireless sensors are very easy to set up. They do not require drilling, and they communicate with the other security system components wirelessly.
Most contact sensors are passive infrared sensors. They trigger an alarm if the protected door or window is opened while the system is armed.
These days sensors can be set up to ignore a large animal or multiple small animals without setting off a false alarm.
Some pet immune motion sensors have a sensitivity level that can be adjusted for families active animals.
Cameras controlled by sensors can save you memory storage by not recording hundreds of hours of useless footage they only capture the important stuff.