Basement Window protection for wired ADT system

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-01-17, 10:36 AM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Basement Window protection for wired ADT system

I have an old ADT wired system and I would like to add several small basement windows to my wired system. Other than a magnetic reed switch, does anyone have any other devices (besides motion detection) that they can recommend for protecting small basement windows?

Thanks,
-Bill
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-01-17, 10:42 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 25,822
Received 641 Votes on 593 Posts
Glass break sensors..............................
 
  #3  
Old 08-01-17, 10:47 AM
S
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,571
Received 94 Votes on 83 Posts
How small - small enough no one could crawl through anyway?
 
  #4  
Old 08-02-17, 02:15 AM
C
Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 1,026
Received 34 Votes on 33 Posts
A lot depends on the layout of your basement. If you have several windows that are in the same space (no walls between), and within 35 feet/11 meters of a common point, then a glass break sensor may be your best option. However, a glass break sensor will not stop you from arming if you've left a window open, and someone forcing a window open without breaking the glass probably won't trip the GB sensor. So it depends a lot on how you use the window (do you ever unlatch it, or just leave it latched all the time?) and the construction of the window (can it be forced open without breaking the glass?).

An alternate option is barrier bars:
Interlogix Sentrol BB-1GS Barrier Bar 12"-40" Opening
 
  #5  
Old 08-04-17, 09:04 AM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
The window is 31" Wide x 12" High (see pic). It is big enough for someone to crawl through. The barrier bar mentioned looks very promising.Name:  basement window.jpg
Views: 276
Size:  16.4 KB
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: