Where Should I Place My 2GIG Door and Window Sensor?

You should place your 2GIG door and window sensor on a door or window frame at just under half an inch from its magnet. This will prevent the sensor from showing open when the door or window is closed. The sensor must also be placed within receiving range of your 2GIG security panel.

A 2GIG door and window sensor functions by using an internal reed switch that is designed to detect the presence of its included magnet. The sensor will trigger if it is separated from this magnet. With this in mind, users should be sure to place the sensor close to the magnet in order to prevent false alarms from occurring. Additionally, it is recommended that users place the sensor on the stationary part of the door or window and the magnet on the moving part. This will prevent the sensor from being damaged when the door or window is opened or closed.

The sensor must also be placed within receiving range of the user's 2GIG security system. The sensor interacts with the panel using RF communication at a frequency of 345MHz. The exact range of RF communication varies between different 2GIG door and window sensors. For instance, the 2GIG DW10 has a maximum range of about 350 feet in open air, while the 2GIG DW20R should be mounted within 100 feet of the alarm panel. Make sure to place your door and window sensor within close enough range of the security panel so that it can send and receive messages properly.

The RF signal range may be reduced when the sensor is placed on a metal door or window. To prevent this from causing problems, users can pad the unit using thick foam adhesive tape. This will increase the signal range of the sensor and help prevent supervision loss from occurring.

Some popular 2GIG door and window sensors include the DW10, the DW20R recessed contact and the DW40. All of these sensors are designed for use with the 2GIG GC2 and GC3 security panels.

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