Reed Relays and
Electronics India Limited
Manufacturer of Reed Switches, Reed Sensors and Reed-based products
Reed Relays and Electronics India Limited Incorporated in 1971

Door and Window Security in Smart Homes Using Magnet Sensors

Reed switches in window security
Door/Window Security

Ensuring the security of doors and windows is paramount for homeowners, both when they are away and when they are at home. In modern construction practices, the integration of security products during building design has become standard practice to safeguard homes and workspaces. This comprehensive security approach encompasses monitoring the status of doors, windows, locks, and detecting motion, all managed by a central controller typically interfaced with a smartphone or a custom website.

A key component in door and window security setup is the application of Reed Switches in the production of magnet sensors. These Magnet sensors play a crucial role in monitoring the status of doors, windows, and locks. Magnets are affixed to the interior frames of doors and windows, while sensors are positioned on the fixed frames. As long as doors or windows remain closed, the magnetic contact remains unbroken, signaling their secured state. Additionally, the control unit can discern door and window security even during nighttime, alerting users if any exits have been left unsecured.

The choice between Normally Open or Normally Closed reed sensors depends on circuit logic requirements, though Normally Open devices are commonly preferred. Moreover, specialized Magnet sensors equipped with highly precise magnets can detect metal doors through the principle of field shunting. In settings equipped with door and window security, valuable data such as which doors require closure upon exiting or the frequency of front door openings can be collected and stored for analysis or pushed as notifications to mobile devices.

Application Classification

Applications are classified as Position Sensing, Pulse Counting, Electromagnetic or Relay, Temperature Sensing or Magnet Biasing types. This application is classified as follows and the link gives more information on best practices to help select the most suitable AT band and matching magnet.

Position sensing Type

Position sensing Position Sensing type application When an application requires the end position of a movement sensed, or the sensing of a part when it Continue reading ->

Jun 20, 2024

The Reed Switches and Sensors used in home security applications need to be robust, durable and efficient in meeting a high life expectancy. Our engineers work hard in life testing our products under various conditions, and our intention is to ensure end product durability and life. Although we wouldn’t want to restrict any of our products for use in only certain applications, the recommended products for use in this application are listed below.

MS-324 Miniature Flat Pack Reed Sensor with Actuator

Miniature flat pack sensor Drawing of MS-324 Magnet Sensor starFeatures10W Contact Rating. Normally Open contact. Three sensitivity bands. Sputtered Ruthenium Continue reading ->

Oct 30, 2020

FM-324, Miniature Ferro-magnetic Metal Detection Sensor

Ferro magnetic metal detecting sensor FM-324 Ferrous Metal Sensor Drawing starFeaturesActuates with Any Ferrous Metal. 10W Contact Rating. Normally Open contact. Sputtered Continue reading ->

Oct 30, 2020

SM-1322 Sub Miniature Reed Switch

Sub Miniature Reed Switch Size This Form A type SM-1322 Sub Miniature Reed Switch is built with a 2.25 mm diameter glass with a higher wall thickness for better glass to Continue reading ->

Nov 8, 2022

MS-328 Flat Pack Reed Sensors with Actuator

MS-328 flat pack sensor starFeatures10W Contact Rating. Normally 30W Contact Rating. Normally Open contact. Three sensitivity bands. Sputtered Ruthenium Continue reading ->

Oct 30, 2020

MC-1425 Miniature Close-differential Reed Switch

Close Differential Miniature Reed Switch Size This Form A type MC-1425 Close Differential Reed Switch is built with specially pressed blades with slightly higher rigidity for close Continue reading ->

May 22, 2024