Home > News > Content

This Popular Wireless Alarm System Can Be Hacked With A Magnet And A Transparent Adhesive Tape

Residential alarm system as some have more than a century in the business of the increasingly popular and burden of rival traditional suppliers such as ADT up.

These new-generation systems can be simple to sophisticated in their ability to detect entry into your home, and much more. Most are now integrating remote monitoring and control of home automation systems, and this was clearly evident at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where an incredible array of life-safety and comfort technology was on display.

You can now remotely monitor the status of your alarm (armed or disarmed), entry and exit, and turn on and off your system from anywhere in the world. Ambient temperature, water leaks, carbon monoxide levels, video cameras, indoor and outdoor lighting, thermostats, garage doors, door locks, and medical alerts can all be controlled from one gateway, via your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Most alarm companies have also gone wireless when they install the different sensors throughout your home because of the cost and difficulty of running wires. Virtually all of the companies that offer alarm service rely upon a wide array of wireless trips because they are inexpensive, easy to place and install, and reliable. Unfortunately, except for commercial-grade security devices, they are generally not as secure as traditional hard-wired trips.

Depending upon the design of the system and the type of wireless technology, wireless sensors can be very easily defeated by knowledgeable intruders. That is where this story begins.

In 2008, I wrote a detailed analysis of the LaserShield system on Engadget. LaserShield was a nationally-advertised alarm package for residences and business which was and is touted as secure, easy to install, and cost effective. On their web site they tell their customers that it is “security made simple” and “security in a box.” The problem is that there are no shortcuts to secure hardware. When I did the analysis on this system in 2008, I shot a short video in a townhouse that demonstrated just how easy the system was to defeat with an inexpensive walkie-talkie and a more detailed video that showed how the system is supposed to be secure. You can read our report on

At about the same time another company entered the market called SimpliSafe. According to one of its senior technicians that I recently interviewed, the company started in business around 2008 and now has a nationwide following of about 200,000 subscribers for their alarm service.

Fast forward seven years. SimpliSafe is still around and offering a do-it-yourself alarm system that is easy to install, easy to program, and does not require a phone line to communicate with an alarm center. It uses cellular, which means a much more efficient communications path. While the cellular signal can be jammed, it does not suffer from the potential for phone lines being cut by

This is Hangzhou Sens Magnetics LLC, If you have any questions, requests, etc., please feel free to use this form to contact us. All your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Contact us

Head Office:Jinrui Bld,Jincheng Rd, Hangzhou, China

Ph: 86-571-82759-003

Fx: 86-571-82759-005

Tech and quote:

Copyright © Hangzhou Sens Magnetics LLC