Door & Window Alarm Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

Where Should I Install the Alarm Sensor On My Sliding Door?
With sliding doors, the same principle applies. Place the magnet on the moving portion of the door, and position the sensor on the frame. Learn where to install your door sensor.
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Where Should I Install the Alarm Sensor On My Sliding Door?
With sliding doors, the same principle applies. Place the magnet on the moving portion of the door, and position the sensor on the frame. Learn where to install your door sensor.
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What are VERSA Door and Window Contacts?
Anyone looking for affordable and effective door and window sensors should turn to VERSA Contacts for their security system. Learn all about VERSA Door and Window Contacts.
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What are VERSA Door and Window Contacts?
Anyone looking for affordable and effective door and window sensors should turn to VERSA Contacts for their security system. Learn all about VERSA Door and Window Contacts.
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What Type of Window Contacts Work w/ a Honeywell VISTA-20P Alarm System?
A Honeywell VISTA-20P can support hardwired window contacts right out of the box. A wireless receiver is needed for wireless contacts. Learn about the Honeywell VISTA-20P.
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Can I Disable a Window Alarm Sensor?
You can temporarily disable a window sensor by bypassing it. If you want to permanently disable a sensor, you should delete it from programming. Learn about bypassing sensors.
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GE Door/Window Contacts vs. Honeywell 5800 Door/Window Contacts
The door and window contact sensors from GE and Interlogix operate at 319.5 MHz. The Honeywell 5800 door and window contact sensors operate at 345 MHz. Learn about these sensors.
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What Is the Difference Between a Door and Window "Contact" and a "Sensor"?
A door and window "contact" might also be referred to as a "sensor". The two terms are generally used interchangeably. But "sensor" is a broader term. Learn about contact sensors.
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How Do I Remove an Alarm Sensor from My Door?
Alarm door sensors are very easy to remove. You just have to delete the zone programming, disconnect the wires and remove the sensor and magnet. Learn to remove door sensors.
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How Do I Remove an Alarm Sensor from a Door or Window?
Many users will want to remove an alarm sensor from a door or window to use it in a new location. This process is fairly easy. Find out how to remove door and window contacts.
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