DOOR / WINDOW CONTACTS– Doors are the most common point of entry for a burglar. Contacted doors also will help you supervise entry times for family members or employees. Your ASA system can be set up to notify you when and if the kids are home or when the pet sitter comes and goes etc. It will also allow you to add temporary, timed and date approved entry codes and report via text/email of that movement.
Many people don’t realize that you can create interior traps using contacts. Hall doors, closet doors, drawers, liquor cabinets, and master bedroom doors can be contacted easily. We know that no matter how a burglar enters your home, they will go to the master bedroom, so now you can see the advantage of additional traps as a way to track an intruder’s movements through your home. These interior traps can be programmed as “INTERIOR” devices just like your motion detectors are. This way when you arm the system in the “STAY” mode, they are automatically bypassed. When you arm your system in the “AWAY” mode, your interior traps become part of the system.
WINDOW CONTACTS– There are mixed thoughts on window contacts in the industry. Most consumers think they are well protected by having all their windows contacted, but I don’t recommend them unless there is a specific need to monitor a window. An example of a “specific need” is keeping a child from opening a window for a stranger or teenagers from sneaking out to the party you did not give them permission to attend. I feel that window contacts can create a false sense of security for the following reason. If a window is locked (and it should be) a burglar would have to break the glass to open it. If they break the glass and your alarm doesn’t trip, they will simply clear the glass and climb in, without opening the window, that may or may not be contacted, Some clients insist on having window contacts and we can provide them, however, we like to explain the limitations before they spend a small fortune adding numerous window contacts.
- Wafer-thin profile
- Visible link quality indicator on the device
- Fully supervised
- Large transmission range enabling repeater-free installations
- Easy to install and remove
- Prolonged battery life (3 years with typical use)
- Dimensions: 62 x 25.4 x 7.7mm (2.45 x 1 x 0.3in)