Where to place a glass break sensor so it faces *covered* windows despite the opposing wall being far away?
I want to use a glass break sensor in a room with 2 windows + a sliding glass door on one wall. The opposing wall to the windows and door is 18' away.
My problem is if I place the glass break sensor on the opposing wall (so it faces the window and door), then it'll exceed the recommended 10' distance for when the windows are covered by roller shades at night.
Is there a recommended alternative for placing the glass break sensor? FWIW, the Simplisafe video's narrator indicates the sensor should face the windows but the video shows the sensor attached to the corner of a wall, with the window to its side.
I should add that a customer service rep suggested placing the glassbreak sensor above the windows. If that's indeed the recommendation, does the test button's orientation matter?
1 year ago
The Glassbreak Sensor is essentially a non-recording microphone. So while it's best to place it so that it's directly facing the windows you want to guard, it can really be anywhere that it can 'hear' the sound of the windows being smashed.
That's why the Clap Test is useful - so you can test the effectiveness in multiple spots. Here's how to do it:
Don't worry, the pre-applied Command Adhesive is removable, and we include a few spares in your system package in case you need them (and we can even send you a few if you need it!). So you can try different spots around the room.
1 year ago
If it were me, I'd mount a fake beam or other structure to the ceiling to attach the sensor to at the desired distance.