The following segment aired on Lifetime Television. Joining the show was Shawn Wooten from Home Shield Security to discuss home security.
Designing Spaces: So, when it comes to home security – we’ve covered the doors, we’ve covered the motion sensors, but what about windows?
Home Shield: That’s a really good question. What we’re going to look at with your windows is two options. First, your typical sensor, like we use around the house typically, we’ll go ahead and place a sensor on this window and what you’re looking for is where the window slides, the inside of the frame.
Designing Spaces: Is it as easy as installing one on a door?
Home Shield: Well, just like you did on your door, you’re going to place that and the magnet and that’s your typical window contact. Now, the problem you run into with this is if a thief was to break in this window, they’re probably going to shatter the glass, and if they break your glass, they’re probably not going to open this frame which means this is not going to trip.
Designing Spaces: Yea, so what do we do?
Home Shield: The solution for that problem is a glass break sensor. The beauty of this is instead of putting one on every window all the way around your entire room, it’s one sensor’s all you need for this entire room and this listens for glass break. It listens for that high pitched sound and it also listens for vibration, it feels for it. So, it knows when glass breaks and this will trip.
Designing Spaces: That sounds great.
Home Shield: So along with the glass break sensors, we also have smoke detectors, we have carbon monoxide detectors and we have cameras as well.
Designing Spaces: Can you tell me a little more about that?
Home Shield: The cameras are actually really nice. They’re WIFI cameras, so they go straight through your internet line. The only thing that’s required with them is that you have to have one of the newer style routers that have WPS technology. You can view it from any device, any Smart Phone, or computer, and it’ll also record motion. So if somebody breaks in, you’ll get a picture of the thief.