What sensor/magnet gap does a Honeywell 5811 support?
When installing any door or window sensor, including the Honeywell 5811, an important question is always how close the transmitter needs to be to the magnet in order to make contact.
In the case of the Honeywell 5811, the transmitter must be within 0.75" of the magnet.
We always recommend installing the 5811's transmitter (the large object) on the door or window frame and the magnet (the smaller piece) on the door or window itself.
Before you actually install the 5811 via double-stick tape or screws, we always recommend doing a test to make sure the zone will properly triggered as open and closed.
Simply hold the pieces in place where you plan on mounting and have a friend open and close the door or window to verify you're within the 0.75 inch gap.
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- Eric Hochberger