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ADT Monitored Glass Break Detector

ADT Monitored Glass Break DetectorGlass Break Sensors are perimeter protection devices of a home security system. A glassbreak sensor detects when glass is broken while the intruder is still outside (perimeter protection). Glassbreaks can also be armed while your home (STAY Mode) and when large pets are freely roaming your home when the system is armed when you are not home. A great place for a glassbreak sensor would be your master bedroom. I have seen a burglary where the burglars broke out most of the glass in a master bedroom, crawled through the window without opening it, stole everything of value in the master and crawled back out the window without being detected by the window sensor or the motion located in the hallway.  




Wireless and Hard Wired ADT Monitored Glass Break Sensors

Glass Breaks sensors come in wireless or hardwire models and typically cost around $150 -200 retail. If affordable for you glassbreak sensors can be a nice enhancement to your home security system.

In home security system installations glassbreak sensors are not used in many cases because they are cost prohibitive for many families. To provide glass-break protection for your windows and glass doors you must have a glassbreak sensor within 20-25 feet of all glass in the home. Also there must be a clear site line between the sensor and the glass. Therefore, glassbreak sensors will not detect broken glass through a wall or the next bedroom even if it’s less than 20 feet away. For most, interior protection of motion sensors are a more affordable way to create a second level of protection after door and window sensors.

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How do I change the battery in one of these models.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:07 AM by Randy Hengst
Could you send me a diagram on how to replace the battery on one of these units. I was given no instructions on how this detector is to be disassembled.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:19 AM by Randy Hengst
Hello Randy, assuming that it is a wireless glass break detector and not hard wired glass break detector you need to first remove the top cover of the glassbreak. The glass break pictured above has a small screw on one end that needs to be removed and then you push down a small lever on the side and slide the top cover away from where the screw was. Make sure to purchase the exact type of batteries that the glass break came with.
Posted @ Thursday, August 01, 2013 3:50 PM by Greg Barker
The instructions above are not correct. To remove the cover from the back plate: grip the entire unit and slide it firmly in the direction of the end of the unit that has the clear bulb. Inside you will find 2 batteries to replace. They are CR123A 3V batteries.
Posted @ Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:31 AM by Andy
Thanks Andy. You are correct that you do not push down the small lever on the side to remove the cover. There is a screw on some models that will need to be removed before you will be able to take the cover off.
Posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 3:09 PM by Greg Barker
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