Top 9 Door & Window Sensors - SafeWise Buyer’s Guide

A Review of 2017’s Best Window & Door Sensors

When a burglar picks a lock or climbs through an open window, door and window sensors sound the alarm—doing everything from emitting a loud siren to triggering your home security system to sending you an alert on your smart phone. Like most technology, these sensors vary in function and price, but we’ve researched the best à la carte options as well as those that complement a larger home security system. Start your search for better security by perusing our picks below.

Top 5 Self-Install Door/Window Sensors That Don’t Require Monthly Monitoring or Security Packages

Don’t let budget get in the way of added home security. Instead, take a look at the top window and door sensors available for purchase without the added cost of a 24/7 monitoring bill.

Brand

Pros

Cons

Where to Find it

SABRE Elite Door/Window Sensor

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Pros

Loud alarm

Three settings

Pin code

Cons

Plain design

iSmartAlarm Window/Door Sensor

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Pros

Smart

Two-pack

Wireless

Cons

Not tamper-proof

Samsung SmartThings Multi-Purpose Sensor

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Pros

Smart

Compatible

Wireless

Cons

Short range

Requires hub

Elgato Eve Door/Window Sensor

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Pros

Smart

Apple HomeKit

Wireless

Cons

Apple-only devices

Panasonic Wireless Door/Window Sensor

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Pros

Smart

Remote Access

Compatible

Cons

Requires hub

*SafeWise has conducted impartial research to recommend products. This is not a guarantee. Each individual’s unique needs should be considered when deciding on chosen products.

Top 5 Door and Window Sensors That Come With Security Packages

The following sensors are accessories to larger home security systems and require you to purchase monthly monitoring. Comprehensive security offers more protection, but it does come with a steeper price tag.

Brand

Pros

Cons

Price

Vivint Door/Window Sensor

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Pros

Long battery life

Alerts

Options

Cons

Temperature limits

Frontpoint Door/Window Sensor

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Pros

Wireless

Up to 39 sensors

Smart

Cons

Not tamper-proof

Protect America Door/Window Sensor

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Pros

Wireless

Lifetime guarantee

Specification

Cons

Not tamper-proof

Link Interactive Door/Window Sensor

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Pros

Multiple sensors

Low profile

Wireless

Cons

Need monitoring

*SafeWise has conducted impartial research to recommend products. This is not a guarantee. Each individual’s unique needs should be considered when deciding on chosen products.

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