Sliding Doors and Door Alarm Systems

Choosing the correct sliding door

Sliding doors have become more of a luxury in recent years and their popularity has led manufacturers to create a large variety of sliding door contacts to complement their wide range of available styles. Sliding doors are designed for easy sliding and are ideal for any home or business where the space is small. They offer the advantage of being able to expand or contract during use, making them a preferred choice for many people. Choosing the correct sliding door contacts for your system is therefore essential if you want to get the best performance from your sliding door.

The best sliding door sensors for sliding doors are slim contacts which are able to properly fit over both the frame and door itself. Both hardwired and wireless sensors will work for this purpose but it is also important to select a sliding door sensor which is most compatible with your existing alarm system. If you already have an alarm installed then check to make sure the alarm unit is able to pick up signals from the new sliding door sensors. If you do not have an alarm yet then it is a good idea to discuss with your security provider what options you have for a sliding door alarm system.

alarms for sliding doors

There are also specially designed alarms for sliding doors, as well as non-sliding ones, and both should provide complete protection. If you already have a wired alarm then ensure that this can pick up signals from the new sliding door sensors, otherwise you may need to purchase a secondary alarm sensor. If you are installing non-sliding doors then it may be worth considering installing hardwired security sensors as these are more likely to be detected at point of entry.

One of the first factors to consider is whether your new sensor is hardwired or wireless. Many people who have wireless sliding doors install their sensor to their PC or a wireless router and then use the PC to program the sensor to specific areas of the doors. Others prefer to have hardwired sensors fitted but often find it difficult to operate these doors because they do not always pick up signals in each direction. Wireless sensors are very easy to program and are more often than not more accurate. Some wireless sensors even offer a “steps and stop” function if the door stops automatically, making them easier to work with.

Sliding Door

Once you have decided on your type of sensor and have programmed it to specific areas, it is time to identify the best fit. There are a number of Sliding Door Alarm Systems to choose from and many of them are compatible with all types of sliding doors. Before you purchase any Sliding Door Alarm System it is important to identify your Sliding Door and decide what kind of sensor would best suit your needs. You should also be aware of any relevant government regulations before making a purchase. For example some government agencies require sliding doors to have certain specific warning signs, such as a clear indication that the door is electrically controlled, when this is not the case your agency may instead recommend a Sliding Door Detector.

Another way to integrate your Sliding Door Alarm System is to incorporate the same technology within your Sliding Door Lights and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs and Emotics). These two types of Sliding Door Lights can be integrated within the Sliding Door Sensor system meaning that your sensor will pick up the motion of the doors and the LEDs will illuminate them. LED Sliding Door Lights are considerably brighter than traditional touchless bulbs and are far more suited to the outdoor environment where most Sliding Doors occur. In addition, they consume much less energy making them the environmentally friendly choice.

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