Honeywell 951WG-M - 3/8” Diameter Recessed Magnets Reviews
Submitted on 11/21/2019 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell 951WG-M is a magnet designed for use with a Honeywell 951WG Recessed Door and Window Contact. However, the magnet's 3/8" diameter really makes it compatible with nearly any recessed sensor of a similar size. This means that the magnet is extremely versatile. It works quite well, and it offers decent strength for ensuring that the reed switch for a recessed contact sensor remains closed. We think this is an outstanding magnet, so we give it a 5 Star rating.
The function of the Honeywell 951WG-M Magnet is very simple to understand. The magnet is used in conjunction with a recessed contact, normally the Honeywell 951WG. The contact sensor is installed inside a door or window frame, and the 951WG-M is installed inside the moving portion of the door or window. When the door or window is opened, the 951WG-M Magnet will become separated from the sensor. This will release a metal reed switch inside the sensor. The sensor will then report to the system to let it know that the door or window has been opened. The 951WG-M does its job by providing strong magnetic strength. This ensures that the sensor's internal reed switch will not be released until the door or window is opened. Our technicians have found that the 951WG-M works very well. And it offers nice versatility by being able to be used with really any 3/8" diameter recessed contact.
The biggest downside to the Honeywell 951WG-M is that it needs to be physically installed. You need to drill a 3/8" diameter hole into the door or window and insert the magnet. You will also need to drill a hole for the sensor. Some users may have trouble doing this due to a lack of tools or a lack of knowledge on how to use them. Additionally, the Honeywell 951WG-M will not work with doors and windows where it is not possible to drill a proper 3/8" diameter hole. Still, these are relatively minor negatives. Since the sensor offers many benefits, we give it 5 Stars.
Good: Good Magnetic Strength, Easy to Use, Versatile
Bad: Requires Drilling Holes, Will Not Work w/ Every Door & Window
Bottom Line: 5 Stars