7 Different Uses For Your Security Sensors

Colin from Alarm.com was able to share with us his unique use for his Wireless Door/Window Sensor:

This inspired us to share with you all the different uses that we’ve found during our years of using our sensors. Read on to discover some tips that can make tracking things around the house, or the office, a little simpler.

medicine cabinet

1. The medicine cabinet
With more than 1 in 4 kids mistaking medicine for candy, you want to make sure that your kids are staying out of your medicine cabinet at all costs. Use your sensor to make sure you’re the only one with access to your medications.

office desk

2. Your office desk
We know there are times in the office where you’re not the most attentive, and it’s during these times that your personal belongings may be at risk. If you have important documents or belongings that need to be secured, adding a sensor to your desk may be a good idea. Throw in an image sensor while you’re at it to make sure you catch the face of your nosy co-workers.

video games

3. Your kid’s video games drawer
Your kids swear that they’re finishing their homework before touching their video games, so why is it that you always find them suffering through the night trying to finish up their last assignment? Adding a sensor to their video game drawer will help you keep track of their productivity while you’re away from home and busy at work.

cookie jar

4. The cookie jar
You’ve just made a fresh batch of cookies and you want to make sure the kids don’t spoil their appetite before dinner, not to mention grandpa has high blood sugar. Adding a sensor to your cookie jar is a great way to keep tabs on your family’s appetite.

gun safe

5. The gun safe
As much as we want to assume that your gun is secure in your safe, having a way to track when it’s open is imperative, especially if there are children in your home. You should never assume that your kids aren’t capable of getting through your locks. Adding a sensor to your safe gives you the ability to get notified when someone other than yourself has access to your gun, and it gives you the chance to take action before something bad happens.

tool shed

6. The tool shed
You wake up in the middle of the night and hear something going on in your backyard, but perhaps it’s just your neighborhood cat? If it was a burglar, chances are, the first spot they would look is in your tool shed. Place a sensor on your tool shed door to identify whether that noise in your backyard is a cat, or a more harmful invader.

bedroom door

7. Your bedroom
Sometimes we focus so much on the entry points into the house (like windows, the front door, back door), we forget about the doors within our home. Some people like to keep their bedroom doors unlocked in case there’s a situation where someone needs to come in and get something, but the idea that you’re room is completely open to the public can be uneasy. Placing a sensor on your bedroom door can be a simple way to track who’s coming in and out.

liquor cabinet

8. The liquor cabinet
While you’re on vacation and you leave your kids at home with the babysitter or dog sitter, you can never be too careful about the belongings they’ll have access to. Putting a sensor on your liquor cabinet will let you know if anyone decides to try any funny business around the house.


9. Your jewelry box
You live a busy life, so you’ve hired some people to help out around the house. With so many helpers having access to your home, it’s easy lose track of all your belongings, even the most important ones. Adding a sensor to your jewelry box will help ensure that your most priced possessions are only being accessed by the appropriate people.

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