What Does a 2GIG DW10 Look Like When It's Installed?

A 2GIG DW10 looks like almost any other white surface-mount door and window contact when it's installed. It is a wireless slimline contact with a thin profile. If the sensor is mounted on a white door or window, then it is very likely that it will go entirely unnoticed by others.

2gig dw10 wireless slim door slash window contactThe 2GIG DW10 Wireless Slim Door and window Contact consists of two parts. These components are a larger sensor and a smaller included magnet. The sensor measures 2.59"L x 1.03"W x 0.49"D, while the magnet measures 1.30"L x 0.44"W x 0.31"D. When installed properly, the magnet will be installed on the stationary door or window frame, and the magnet will be installed on the moving portion of the door or window itself. The magnet should be within 0.4 inches of the sensor, preferably in direct contact, of the sensor when the door is closed.

Whenever the door or window is opened, the magnet will separate from the sensor. This will release a reed switch inside the sensor. The sensor will then send a wireless 345 MHz signal to let the alarm control panel know that the door or window has been opened. The system will then respond based on the programming settings for that wireless zone. Because the sensor operates at a special 345 MHz frequency, it will only work with compatible panels. Some panels that will work with the 2GIG DW10 include the 2GIG GC3, the 2GIG GC2 and the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System.

When looking at the 2GIG DW10 from the outside, the sensor and magnet will both be visible. But on a white background, the thin sensor and magnet will go virtually unnoticed. The sensor comes with two pieces of double-sided foam tape - a small piece and a large piece - that are used for mounting the magnet and sensor respectively. This will eliminate the need for using any screws or nails when mounting. For best results, the side of the sensor with the ridges should be facing the magnet. This way, the reed switch inside the sensor will be as close to the magnet as possible.

The picture below shows the sensor and magnet when mounted on a door. Notice how the sensor is mounted on the door frame, while the magnet is mounted on the moving portion of the door. Please note that the battery tab was left inside the sensor, as this installation was completed for visual purposes only. You can see it hanging from the bottom in the picture. For normal operation, the battery tab would be removed.

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