Honeywell MPS70WG - 3/4” Diameter Steel Door Recessed Contact with Leads Reviews
Submitted on 06/08/2020 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell MPS70WG is a hardwired recessed door contact built for use in steel doors. However, you can still use it nicely in a wooden door frame if the situation calls for it. The fact that it is built for steel doors just refers to the fact that the magnet is a little bit stronger than average. In the case of the MPS70WG, the sensor has a 3/4" diameter, so you will need to drill the holes accordingly. The sensor is fairly unique in that it uses leads instead of screw terminals for connecting wires. Overall, the Honeywell MPS70WG is a very good sensor. We give it a 5 Star rating.
There are many things to like about the Honeywell MPS70WG. For one, it comes in two (2) different color options, these being white and brown. Although the color doesn't really matter for a recessed door contact, as you will never really see it unless you look at the side of the door frame with the door opened, it's still nice that a color option is available. The sensor and magnet allow for a decently large magnet spacing gap. This spacing gap is 5/8" in a steel door, or 1 1/4" in a non-steel door. The magnet is very strong and will ensure reliable and effective performance when installed properly.
There are not many downsides associated with the Honeywell MPS70WG. Like any recessed contact, holes will need to be drilled in the door and its frame. And since this is a wired sensor, a wire will need to be run from the panel to the sensor. This can be difficult for a DIY user, especially if they are not used to running wires. There is also the fact that this sensor is discontinued, and you cannot purchase it new. But if you find a used model, it should still work fine. All things considered, these downsides are relatively minor, and they do not stop us from giving the Honeywell MPS70WG a 5 Star rating.
Good: Two Color Options, Large Magnet Spacing Gap, Strong Magnet, Reliable
Bad: Holes Must be drilled, Running wires, Discontinued
Bottom Line: 5 Stars