An alarm system for windows and doors is a must-have to prevent burglar break-ins. Windows are one of the most accessible points a burglar can enter from. But many a time, we feel the need to open and close the windows for quality air, sunlight, or any other purpose.
Before that, it is necessary to disable the alarm system so that it does not ring in the security office and makes you a burglar at your own house. Here we will discuss some ways to disable a window alarm system as per our requirement.
Steps To Disable An Alarm System On A Window
Here are some simple and easy-to-do guidelines that will help you disable your alarm system whenever you feel the need. It can get disabled either by tools or by changing the settings in the control panel.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Step 1: Plan your exit point
While installing your alarm system, choose a perfect exit point. You need to plan your exit point in a way that it gets easily accessible for both opening and bypassing the system. The best place to install them is either along with the top case of the window or the head jamb.
You can also place it along the gap between the window doors or the corners of the windows. Do not install window sensors on the second floor of your house as it will be difficult for you to keep on activating and bypassing your sensor. Sensors should be attached only to those windows that are easily accessible for you.
Step 2: Familiarize the alarm mechanism
You should familiarize yourself with the working of the window sensor. These are either wired or wireless. These are composed of reed switches and magnets. Magnets are in the shape of a small metal box.
One of the parts of the magnetic sensor remains stationary and the other one is movable. The main sensor is attached to the frame and the other part to the window pane. When the window is pulled open, these two get separated, the alarm rings and alerts the control panel.
Step 3: Obstruct the button
You can obstruct the button easily and stop the alarm from ringing and alerting the security office and the police. You can do so by putting an object in between the sensor and the smaller piece attached to the window pane. Some magnets are placed on the frame or inside the door jamb.
You can keep the button engaged by putting a stick to hold the sensor for long. You can also keep a card stock or a thin stiff material in the betwixt of the button and the window door.
Step 4: Fasten your button blocker
To set off the alarm for a long time and to prevent it from activating after you leave, you need to fasten your button blocker. There are a few ways you can do this. You can apply a durable tape tightly so that it can hold the button and keep it pressed and can remove it as per your wish. If you want to disable it permanently, you can glue the button blocker in the same place.
Step 5: Remove the obstruction when the alarm is disengaged
Do not forget to remove the button blocker after disabling the alarm. You should bypass the alarm before taking out the blocker. You should wait for the alarm to switch off and then slide the blocker out slowly.
- Alarm sensor
- Card, stick
- Durable tape
Here are a few steps to disable a window alarm from the system.
- Enter the password to access the control panel, which controls the entire home security system.
- Go to menu – settings – deactivate.
- It will disable the entire home safety network.
- You can also go on the window sensor option and click on deselect window bar.
- In this way, only the windows alarm will get deactivated. You can activate it again when you wish to