Reed switches – is it worth installing them?

Appearance and functionality are not the only aspects that should be considered when choosing window joinery. At least just as important is safety. And they can be significantly increased by the installation of a small additional element – a reed switch.

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What are reed switches?

Reed relays are a small, simple, but extremely effective and effective supplement to a home security system. These are magnetic sensors mounted in windows or doors, installed between the sash and the frame. They consist of only two elements: a magnet and a tube with two contacts embedded in it. Unwanted opening or tilting the window breaks the electromagnetic circuit. At this point, the reed switch will send a signal to activate the alarm system in the building.

Why is it worth installing reed switches?

Reed relays for windows are most often offered as an additional option for a small additional charge. However, it is not worth saving on security, because a small one-off expense can save us in the future against significant losses.

Despite their small size and simple structure, the reed switches significantly increase safety and constitute an important element of the home security system. They are mounted in a way that is completely invisible to the eye, and also undetectable to a potential burglar.

The undoubted advantage of reed switches is that they protect against burglary before it even happens. Thanks to their construction, they can activate the alarm system before the intruder even gets inside. It is enough for the window or door to be ajar and breaking the electromagnetic circuit of the reed switch will activate the alarm system.

So if we care about safety, reed switches – along with other elements of modern window joinery, such as fittings with a security package and anti-burglary glass – are an addition that cannot be ignored.

Reed switches in MS windows

Recently, in MS products more than WINDOWS , we started to use a new type of reed switches – the MC740 model from Alarmtech. In this model, both the reed switch and the magnet have been enclosed in an aesthetic, flat housing, which allowed for a change in the method of their installation. From now on, window reed switches with magnets are glued to the surface of the profiles, and the existing screw holes can be used for their service replacement.

Magnetic reed switches are available in three colors: white, brown and black, which allows you to match them to the color of the selected window profile.

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