How do door/window sensors work with you smart home security system ?

15 Mar 2023

How do door/window sensors work ? 

Door/window sensors are an essential component of a smart home security system. These devices are designed to detect when a door or window is opened, closed or even tampered with, and send alerts to the homeowner or to a professional monitoring service. In this article, we will discuss what door/window sensors are, how they work, how they can be used with a GoKonnect smart home system, and why you need them for home security.

What are door/window sensors?

Door/window sensors are small, wireless devices that are installed on doors and windows in your home. They are designed to detect the opening and closing of these entry points, as well as any attempts to tamper with them. These sensors can be placed on any type of door or window, including sliding doors, French doors, and casement windows. They can either be screwed into place or stuck in place using adhesive.

 How They Work with Your GoKonnect Smart Home System

When you have a GoKonnect smart home system, your door/window sensors can be connected to the system's hub, which communicates with your smartphone or other mobile devices. When a door or window is opened or tampered with, you will receive an alert on your phone or tablet, and you can quickly take action to secure your home.

In addition, with GoKonnect's professional monitoring service, your door/window sensors can be connected to a 24/7 monitoring center, which can quickly dispatch emergency services in the event of a break-in or other security breach.

Why You Need Door/Window Sensors for Home Security

Door and window sensors are essential components of any home security system. Here are some reasons why you need them:

Detecting Intruders: Door and window sensors can detect when someone opens a door or window, triggering an alarm and alerting you to the presence of an intruder. This can help deter burglars and give you time to call for help.

Protection Against Break-Ins: The majority of break-ins occur through a door or window, so having sensors on these entry points is crucial for protecting your home.

Monitoring Children and Pets: Door and window sensors can also be used to monitor the comings and goings of children and pets, alerting you if they leave the house unattended.

Peace of Mind: Knowing that your home is being monitored and protected can give you peace of mind, especially when you're away from home for extended periods.

Overall, door and window sensors are a critical component of any comprehensive home security system. They provide an added layer of protection and can give you the peace of mind you need to feel safe and secure in your home.

How do door/window sensors work with a smart home and smart home devices? 

Door/window sensors work with a smart home and smart devices by connecting wirelessly to your IQ Panel, which can be controlled by a mobile app or voice commands through a smart speaker or virtual assistant. When you have smart devices such as smart plugs and smart lights connected to your IQ panel you can setup several automation commands that makes all your devices work together.

You can also set up automated actions, such as turning on lights or sounding an alarm, when a sensor is triggered. You can also set up a security cameras or video doorbell to record video footage when a sensor is triggered.

With smart home technology, you can also integrate your door/window sensors with other devices and systems in your home. For example, you can program your smart thermostat to adjust the temperature when a door or window is opened.

Another benefit of smart home integration is that you can control your door/window sensors remotely, even when you're away from home. This means that you can check the status of your sensors and receive alerts no matter where you are.

Overall, integrating your door/window sensors with a smart home system and smart devices can provide a seamless and convenient way to monitor and secure your home.


In conclusion, door/window sensors are an essential component of any smart home security system. They are easy to install, cost-effective, and can provide valuable peace of mind knowing that your home and family are protected. If you're considering a home security system in Ireland, consider GoKonnect, the leading provider of smart home security systems in Ireland.

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