Can I Get a Composite Window & Frame w/ Pre-Installed Alarm Contacts?

Yes, you can get a composite window and frame with pre-installed alarm contacts. Certain Andersen Windows have built-in contact sensors. These include Andersen E-Series and Eagle Products, as well as the Andersen A-Series, 400 Series, 200 Series, and Renewal by Andersen Doors and Windows.

The pre-installed contacts inside of Andersen Windows and Frames are known as VeriLock Sensors. These sensors communicate at the same 345 MHz frequency as wireless Honeywell 5800 Sensors. This makes them compatible with the Honeywell Lyric, Honeywell LYNX Touch Panels, 2GIG Panels, the 345 MHz Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus, and Honeywell VISTA Panels with an added wireless receiver. In that regard, it is fair to treat these sensors the same as any one-way Honeywell 5800 Sensor.

Andersen Windows and Frames with pre-installed contact sensors are sold through licensed dealers. You cannot buy these windows and frames from Alarm Grid. We recommend contacting an Andersen dealer near you for more info on getting started. You can locate an Andersen dealer by visiting their website.

It is also important to mention that end users should never attempt to install their Andersen Window Sensors on their own. Doing so will most likely void the warranty for the window. Instead, end users should purchase Andersen Windows with pre-installed sensors or hire a licensed professional from Andersen to complete the process. An Andersen dealer will be able to provide you with more information on their warranty policy.

A unique aspect of Andersen Sensors is that they not only tell you when a window is opened or closed, but also when the window is locked or unlocked. This will require two (2) separate zones on the security system. When programming the Andersen Window Sensor, Loop 1 will monitor for opened and closed, while Loop 2 will monitor for locked and unlocked. The typical wireless range for an Andersen Window Sensor is 500 feet. Remember that obstacles such as thick walls and large metal objects can reduce wireless range.

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