When the primary reason for installing Notion is awareness about the entrances to your home, make sure you think about your windows in addition to your doors. For the teenager trying to sneak home after curfew or the burglar trying to steal your things, a window is as much a viable option as the front door. Notion is a great solution because the same sensor that goes on your door is also capable of monitoring your window. To set up a window sensor, simply stick the sensor to your window, calibrate the sensor, and set up your notification preferences. The app will ask what type of window you have in the set up process so your sensor can know what motion to look for.
One limitation here for sliding windows is that the sensor can't know if the window is actually open or closed. The sensor uses an accelerometer to check when the sensor is moving, but the hardware is not capable of remembering the location for the closed position. For this reason, notifications for sliding windows will just say "motion". Our teams are working hard on improvements so that we can share the open or closed status of your sliding windows soon.
Still have questions about Notion sensors on your windows? Feel free to reach out to our support desk for help. Click here to submit a ticket, or we're available directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (877)668-4660.