Smart Home door and window contact: That's why it's worth buying
A door and window contact should not be missing from a modern Smart Home. Especially in terms of burglary protection, there is hardly a more effective tool. We explain the special benefits of a Smart Home door and window contact, how the modules work exactly - and what you should be aware of when buying one.
How do smart door and window contacts work?
Door and window contacts are small Smart Home modules that usually consist of a sensor and a magnet. For this reason, they are also referred to as magnetic contacts. The module reliably detects whether a door or window is open or closed and can then initiate certain processes. Corresponding settings - such as automated routines - must be configured before use. Often, a manufacturer's own app is available for this purpose. With magnet-based door and window contacts, the magnet is mounted on the window sash and the actual contact with the sensor is attached to the door or window. When the window is closed, both elements are next to or on top of each other. Practical: Most products are equipped with universal sensors, which means they are suitable for both windows and doors.
What are smart door and window contacts used for?
Door and window contacts are usually part of a smart security system in an automated home. In order for the sensor to fulfil its purpose, you simply attach it to the entrance door, the patio door or the windows. As soon as the gadget detects that the door or window has been opened, predefined processes are activated. For example, the window and door contact can activate an alarm if you have installed a corresponding system in your four walls. By automatically activating a sound signal or the lighting, uninvited guests can be effectively deterred. You can also limit this practical function to certain times of the day. Especially at night, the feature should bring considerable added value, because this is the time when burglary attempts are most frequent. Corresponding routines can usually be configured via an app. But also during the day, when you are not at home due to work or when you are on holiday, a presence simulation through a door/window contact can be worth its weight in gold. If the worst comes to the worst, you can take all the necessary steps remotely and chase the burglar away. In addition, you can also couple a window contact with your heating or air conditioning system and a temperature sensor. With this constellation, you can, for example, arrange for the heating to be activated automatically when the temperature falls below a certain level. Blinds and roller blinds can also be coupled with a door and window contact. For example, you can set a window to be darkened by an interior blind only when it is closed. But even if a door/window contact does not interact with other Smart Home modules, it proves to be a practical aid. In this case, the module simply fulfils the purpose for which it was originally intended: It detects open doors and windows - and informs you via push message if desired. If you have accidentally left your front door or windows open, you will appreciate this service. Because if you leave your windows open unintentionally, not only burglars can cause nasty surprises, but also precipitation. Tip: If you couple the Nuki Door Sensor ( Alt-Text; Nuki Door Sensor link: https://www.berrybase.de/nuki-door-sensor-wei-223) with a Nuki Smart Lock (Alt-Text; Nuki Smart Lock; link: https://www.berrybase.de/nuki-smart-lock-3.0-wei-223), you can even close and lock the door remotely - simply via smartphone application.
What are the advantages of Smart Home door and window contacts?
If your smart door and window contact is to be part of a private alarm system, the benefits are obvious: By installing the sensor, you ensure maximum security within your four walls and from now on you don't have to worry about your own well-being or your beloved property. In addition, you can react quickly in the event of a break-in even if you are not at home. With most smart security systems, you can easily be informed via smartphone or tablet if the door or window contact has detected an intruder - even without a connected alarm system. Furthermore, with the help of a door and window contact, you can save energy and thus money - namely when your heating or air conditioning system interacts with the sensor and the devices only activate themselves when necessary.
What is there to consider when buying?
Many doors and windows can be retrofitted relatively easily - but unfortunately not all of them. Before you buy, you should therefore check whether the sensor you have chosen can also be retrofitted. Window and door contacts that require cables to be laid for commissioning or that require time-consuming drilling and screwing may be less suitable. Instead, you should use contacts that are easy to install and use wireless technology. Here you should make sure that the respective module uses a radio standard that is compatible with the other components of your Smart Home system. If you decide on a ZigBee window contact, for example, you should ideally already have a Smart Home network with a ZigBee bridge.
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