window sensors – tattletale, 2017

The tattletale Wireless Door/Window Sensor protects entryways and windows from any unauthorized entry. You can use it as a delayed or instant zone, depending on your needs.

This wireless window sensor creates a safe environment for your property and ensures all entry points remain covered. You can place a sensor around the area, such as a window or a door, with the included mounting tape to ensure protection. In order for the sensors to work, this unit needs to be paired with the tattletale base alarm unit. Combining the system with the transmitter provides wireless coverage for up to 300 feet.

The window alarm sensors are 1.25 x 1 x 0.25 inches, so they are small enough to remain discreet. The lightweight design also helps with installation. Each sensor weighs only about a quarter of a pound. Non-damaging adhesive comes with this unit to secure sensors to your walls. A lithium battery is all this unit needs to work, and the battery lasts for up to 10 years.

The window sensors emit a chime sound that rings when a window or door is opened or closed. The alarm emits a louder alert when those openings are breached during an unauthorized entry. A dedicated sensor allows you to check on the status of the device. Features include notifications for low battery, a lost signal or a bypassed sensor or if someone tampers with the system.

A unit this small does not require a lot of power. The function of the sensors and the fact that there is a supervised sensor aids in the ease of use. With a supervised sensor that indicates functions, you are more likely to be sure when there truly is a problem or intruder rather than a system malfunction.

The tattletale Wireless Door/Window Sensor is a highly cohesive unit. The box contains detailed instructions and the items that you need to mount your device. It offers a variety of features and a user-friendly design. However, the price of the unit does not include the base unit needed to receive the alarm signals. Each sensor is also sold separately, which could add up depending on how many doors and windows you need to arm.