Zmodo Window and Door Sensors - A Comprehensive Guide

Zmodo range of sensors | Price | Features | Support | Requirements | Subscriptions
Zmodo window sensors
Published: 11th Jan 2020
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By Rohan Tandon

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Window and door sensors are an extremely reasonable means of keeping your home safe. They’re tiny attachments that you can place over your windows and doors – whenever someone opens or closes the windows or doors, the device gets triggered and you receive a notification.

Zmodo window and door sensors are some of the best entry-level sensors on the market because they’re extremely accurate, minimal, affordable, and they can be paired with some brilliant Zmodo cameras like Zmodo Greet Pro and Zmodo Snap PT.

Zmodo is one of the world’s leading brands for affordable smart home surveillance devices like cameras and video doorbells. Please continue reading for a detailed review of Zmodo window and door sensors.

Zmodo Window and Door Sensors Design

Zmodo window and door sensors are minimally designed. They’re small white devices measuring 2.2 x 0.4 x 1.2 inches and weighing only 2.08 ounces. They come with adhesives on the back with which you can mount them on windows and doors. You can buy them in 2-pack or 4-pack sets, but you can add as many sensors to the network as you want.

Zmodo Window and Door Sensors Features

The Zmodo window and door sensor’s primary function is to let you know when someone opens or closes a window or door. Whenever a window or door is opened, you receive a notification on your phone; if someone tries to break in, you’ll find out immediately.

They work with Zmodo Greet Pro and Zmodo Snap PT. These are Zmodo cameras with panning features. Whenever the sensors are triggered, the camera will pan towards the sensors and capture a video so you can see who opened the door or window.

Zmodo Greet Pro

Zmodo Greet Pro is a smart video doorbell with panning ability. It records 1080p videos with a 180° lens angle and it’s equipped with infrared night vision lenses as well. The primary purpose of the Greet Pro is to capture visual footage of your visitors or let you communicate with them remotely through the in-built speakers and microphone.

However, Zmodo Greet Pro can also be connected to your Zmodo window and door sensors. As such, whenever a sensor gets triggered, the Greet Pro will pan towards the direction of the triggered sensor. If someone’s trying to break into your home, the Greet Pro will capture it and send you a push notification with a short visual alert. Since the Greet Pro is a video doorbell, it will capture footage from outside your home.

The following is a brief overview of Greet Pro’s specifications:

  • Camera: 1080p HD Colour Sensor, 180° Angle of View, 4x Digital Zoom, and 1.6mm Lens
  • Video: 1080p HD at 25fps
  • Audio: Two-Way Internal Mic Speaker
  • Night Vision: Up to 16 feet with adjustable sensitivity and automatic IR-cut
  • Alerts: Smart motion detection with schedules and mobile push notifications
  • Encryption: AES 256-bit encryption
  • Working Environment: Weatherproof 14°F-122°F
  • Power: 10-36VAC Mechanical Doorbell Chime Circuit
  • Size: 4.4" × 1.9" × 0.9"
  • Compatibility: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Weight: 0.27lbs

Zmodo App

Zmodo App is an extremely user-friendly mobile application with which you can control all of your Zmodo devices, including the sensors and cameras. With the Zmodo app, you can do the following things:

  • View live footage through Zmodo Greet Pro or Snap PT
  • Use Greet Pro and Snap PT as intercoms to communicate with people
  • Use the digital zoom features to zoom in on specific details such as number plates
  • Start recording or stop recording whenever you want
  • Pan the camera in different directions to observe the surroundings
  • Receive notifications whenever the motion detection gets triggered
  • Receive notifications whenever the window and door sensors get triggered
  • Get a detailed visual timeline of every time the windows and doors were opened or closed
  • View video alerts of the triggered window and door sensors
  • View time-lapse videos of all the recorded footage (if you have a paid-for cloud subscription)
  • Edit the recorded videos and share them (if you have a paid-for cloud subscription)
  • Create or change modes such as ‘away’, ‘sleep’, and ‘home’ – all of them incorporating different features and schedules.

Zmodo Window and Door Sensors Requirements

The following is a brief overview of the basic requirements to use Zmodo window and door sensors, Zmodo Greet Pro, or Zmodo Snap PT:

  • Password-protected 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection with a WPA/WPA2 encryption
  • Android 4.0 and above for the Zmodo Android app
  • iOS 9.0 and above for the Zmodo iOS app
  • 10-36VAC mechanical doorbell chime circuit (for the Greet Pro Doorbell). If you don’t have this, then you’ll need a 20ohm resistor in the transformer circuit

Zmodo Window and Door Sensors Cost

Zmodo Cloud – Price & Packages

You can access the window and door sensors and the alerts related to the entry sensors with the free basic package. However, in that case, the Snap PT or Greet Pro’s recorded footage will only be saved in the Zmodo cloud for 12 hours. That’s a fairly limited time for you to access it and save it to your phone.

By subscribing to the Zmodo cloud 7-day or 30-day plan, you gain access to the recorded footage for 7 days or 30 days, depending on the plan. In addition to that, you also get access to the following features:

  • Smart Motion Zones: Zmodo Snap PT lets you create smart motion zones within the camera’s field of vision. As such, you can demarcate areas that should or shouldn’t register motion, thereby significantly reducing false alerts.
  • Time-Lapse Videos: The Zmodo app automatically creates a time-lapse video using all the recorded footage so you can go through hours of videos in a few minutes.
  • Video Editing: Zmodo app also has an in-built video editor so you can modify the video and share it with people through the app itself.
Zmodo Basic Zmodo 7-Day Plan Zmodo 30-Day Plan
$0.00/month $4.99/month $9.99/month
Alert Clips of only 12 Hours Alert Clips of 7 Days Alert Clips of 30 Days
  7 Days of Continuous Cloud Recording 30 Days of Continuous Cloud Recording
  Motion Zones and Schedules Motion Zones and Schedules
  Time-Lapse Videos Time-Lapse Videos
  Video Editing and Sharing Video Editing and Sharing

Zmodo Support

Zmodo offers customer support through email, phone, and live chat all through the day and night. It has offices across the globe, so you can generally find a representative in your own country. While Zmodo live support can offer basic help and connect you to the right people, it can’t offer immediate technical support because Zmodo has a wide range of devices with different specifications. You can, however, find a solution to your problems from Zmodo’s online knowledge base.

Other Zmodo Devices

In addition to Zmodo window and door sensors, the company offers other security devices like Zmodo indoor cameras, Zmodo outdoor cameras, Zmodo doorbells, and Zmodo Wi-Fi extenders.

Zmodo Indoor Cameras

Zmodo indoor cameras are security cameras with features like two-way intercom, night vision, HD recording, and cloud storage.

  • Zmodo Sight 180: This is a 1080p camera with a wide 180° lens angle that can only be placed on a tabletop
  • Zmodo Sight 180 C: This is a 1080p camera with a wide 180° lens angle that comes with mounting equipment and screws
  • Zmodo Snap PT: This is a panning 360° wireless Zmodo camera that can be combined with the Zmodo window and door sensors

Zmodo Outdoor Cameras

Zmodo Outdoor Cameras are bullet-style security cameras designed to be weatherproof and extremely durable for outdoor use.

Zmodo Doorbells

Zmodo doorbells can be attached to your existing doorbell wiring so they can capture visual footage of all your visitors and let you communicate with them remotely, even if you’re not home.

  • Zmodo Greet Pro: This is a smart doorbell with a 1080p camera and a two-way audio feature
  • Zmodo Greet HD: This is a smart doorbell with a 1080p camera, motion detection, and an intercom

Zmodo Beam Wi-Fi Extender

Zmodo Beam Wi-Fi Extender is a signals extender with dual antennae and it can expand the overall reach of your Wi-Fi signals to 656 feet and 300 Mbps. This is necessary for larger homes with Zmodo devices spread out over a large area since all of them need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Conclusion

If you don’t want to retrofit your home with a wide range of cameras, then the Zmodo window and door sensors are the cheapest and most convenient means of securing your home from break-ins. You can combine them with the Greet Pro and Snap PT to completely protect your home and also get visual footage of anyone who tries to break in.

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