Shock/Vibration Sensor Useless?

Hi Folks,

I’m new to the forum and to home automation. I’m planning my first installation thanks to some break-ins in the neighborhood and am curious about the vibration sensor.

From what I’ve read, it’s not a vibration sensor unless it’s on the window you’re worried about breaking. Does that mean I need one of these on every window someone could break? Or can I put it in a room of windows?

Looking forward to answers and getting great info in this forum. Thanks in advance