How Do I Remove a Wireless Recessed Sensor?
You can remove a wireless recessed sensor by pulling it out of the hole in the door or window frame in which it is installed. The sensor's magnet can also be pulled out of its hole in the door or window. A new recessed sensor can then be installed in the hole, or the holes can be sealed.
A recessed sensor is a type of door and window contact. Unlike a surface-mount sensor, a recessed sensor is actually inserted into the door or window frame. This is done to make a more aesthetically pleasing installation, in which the sensor cannot be easily seen from the outside. The sensor is usually inserted into the door or window frame, and the magnet is inserted into the door or window itself. This is done to prevent the sensor from being damaged when the door or window is opened or closed.
With wireless recessed sensors, there are no wires that need to be run from the panel to the sensor. This makes the removal process quite easy. The sensor and its magnet can simply be pulled out of the door or window in which it is installed. Just get a grip of the the sensor, and slide it out of the door. If the sensor is tightly stuck inside, you may need to loosen it a little and then wiggle it out. Once both the sensor and its magnet are both removed, the process is complete.
After the sensor has been removed, you can either install a new sensor in the same location or cover up the holes. It is advised that you delete the sensor from zone programming after it has been removed. This will free up a zone on the system. You can also keep the sensor in programming if you intend on using the sensor in another location with the same security panel. Remember, a new sensor will still need to be programmed with the system before it can be used.
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