Reed sensors


Sensors that detect the separation of multiple magnetic components, often used to detect the opening of doors and windows for burglary prevention.

Alternative labels

proximity sensor
reed switch sensor
reed switch
alarm sensor
magnetic sensor

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Essential knowledge

Reed sensors is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Reed sensors is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Security alarm technician: Security alarm technicians install and maintain security alarm systems to protect against hazards such as fire and burglary. They install sensors and control systems and connect them to power and telecommunication lines if required. Security alarm technicians explain usage of the installed systems to the prospective users.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022