How Do I Install A Recessed, Wired Window Sensor?

A recessed wired window sensor is installed in the frame of the window and the magnet is installed in the window frame directly across from the contact. Check the contact that is being used for the magnet spacing gap.

A hole must be drilled for the diameter of the recessed contact into the window frame.

Run a two conductor wire for the control panel to the hole which was just drilled. Feed the wire through the hole and splice the connection to the zip cord that houses the wire leads coming out of the recessed contact.

Press the recessed contact into the drilled hole until it is flush with the window frame.

Drill another hole directly opposite the contact in the window frame. Press the magnet into the hole.

Program the contact into your alarm panel.

Test the contact to make sure it is communicating with the panel.

The instructions listed are generic and users must know the diameter of the contact before drilling. Users must also know the magnet spacing gap to prevent false alarms.



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PROBTM's will definitely work as a magnet. I meant that they wont work physically in my case because they are still too thick. I needed to get an even thinner variant of the PROBTM.
Those should definitely work for you, the rare earth we sell is actually a neodymium!
The PROBTMs are ~0.11 inches thick. It wont work unless I drill. If I dont drill and simply use an adhesive, these will be too thick for the window to close. But there is a ridiculously thin i.e. 0.06 inch ring magnet that I found at Home Depot. These look a perfect replacement for the PROBTMs and the window is closing fine when you stick these with an adhesive. FYI - these are at http://www.magnetsource.com/Solutions_Pages/RINGSneo.html (part: NR152N-35)
Yes a stronger magnet could very well engage the contact. Also, checkout the rare earth magnets we offer: https://www.alarmgrid.com/products/honeywell-probtm These are smaller sized magnets that are quite strong. A small hole can be drilled and they sit flush with a beveled screw head.
I'd like to use existing wiring for windows and doors and I bought a 5800C2W and the 944TREs. The wood frames are already drilled and wired for the sensor containing the reed switch. However, the window is not drilled and I do not want to risk damaging the window. This is leading me to think about a more powerful magnet that is not recessed but can still trip the reed switch. The magnet may be visible but yet can enable the use of the existing wiring. Has anyone tried doing this with 944TREs or equivalent. I'm beginning to experiment with different alternative magnets.

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