The 7 Best Window Alarms

Updated March 23, 2017 by Chase Brush

7 Best Window Alarms
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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Of all the external openings in your home, your windows are by far the most vulnerable to break-ins from burglars and thieves. But you can still prevent unwanted entries by outfitting your house with any of the window alarms on this list, which will sense when someone is attempting to gain access and alert you to the danger. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best window alarm on Amazon.

7. GetTen 10 Piece

Leave none of your windows unguarded with the GetTen 10 Piece, which includes enough sensors to cover an entire small home or the first floor of a mid-sized one. Just don't expect them to last very long, since they're not as well made as some other options out there.
  • dustproof and insect-resistant
  • includes warning stickers
  • do not emit a very loud sound
Brand Getten
Model pending
Weight 7.2 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

6. Aleph DC-1561

These Aleph DC-1561 mount to most surfaces and use magnetic contacts to tell when a window or garage door is opened beyond a certain point. They're compact and budget-friendly, and will make a good addition to your current home security system.
  • adhesive and nail mounting
  • 12-inch side wire leads
  • must be hooked up to external alarm
Brand Aleph
Model DC-1561 w
Weight 4.8 ounces
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

5. Wireless Pro Best Minis

If you're not yet ready to invest in a full-blown home alarm system, these Wireless Pro Best Minis can be an affordable and effective alternative. They go on easily with double-sided tape, but they can be difficult to hear if you're not directly down the hall from them.
  • convenient on and off switch
  • two- and four-pack options available
  • small batteries pose choking hazard
Brand Wireless Pro®
Model pending
Weight 7.2 ounces
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. Sabre Wireless

With a 120 dB alarm that is audible at up to 750 feet away, the Sabre Wireless will let you sleep soundly knowing that it's loud enough to wake you up in the event of a break-in. The low battery indicator light helps ensure the device is ready when you need it.
  • chime mode for use on doors
  • no messy wiring
  • high safety certification
Brand Sabre
Model HS-DWA4
Weight 7.2 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

3. GE Personal Security 45115

The best-selling GE Personal Security 45115 includes two window or door alarms for protecting your most vulnerable entryways. You can install them quickly without needing any technical knowledge, and they are easily operated with a single push button design.
  • good for dorm rooms and offices
  • all mounting hardware included
  • great quality-to-price ratio
Brand GE
Model 45115
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

2. LingsFire Magnetically Triggered Alarms

Each one of these LingsFire Magnetically Triggered Alarms are designed with extra sensitivity, ensuring you are notified at the instant a burglar decides to try to enter your home. They can also be placed on cabinet doors for a safe way of toddler-proofing your kitchen.
  • includes twelve batteries
  • clear 100 db alarm
  • come in pack of four
Brand LingsFire
Model pending
Weight 0.3 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

1. Doberman Security SE-0106

The Doberman Security SE-0106 features four ultra-slim sensors that not only sound off when a window is opened, but will also detect vibration if someone is messing around without permission. They're also highly tuned, so rain or sleet won't set them off accidentally.
  • contemporary ergonomic design
  • fit in the palm of your hand
  • warning sticker on rear
Brand Doberman Security
Model SE-0106-4PK
Weight 0.3 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on March 23, 2017 by Chase Brush

Chase is a freelance journalist with experience working in the areas of politics and public policy. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, he is also a hopeless itinerant continually awaiting his next Great Escape.

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