Honeywell MPS80 - Surface Mount Contact with Terminals Reviews


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Large Magnet Spacing Gap!
Submitted on 08/14/2020 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell MPS80 is a commercial-grade hardwired surface mount door and window contact sensor. It uses terminals for connecting the wires from the panel. As a door and window sensor for commercial or industrial use, the Honeywell MPS80 allows for a larger magnet spacing gap of up to two (2) inches. This can really come in handy for certain applications. It can even be used nicely in an outdoor environment, provided that you use insulated wires. This is a really versatile and easy-to-use sensor that can certainly work well with your hardwired alarm system. We give the Honeywell MPS80 a 5-Star rating.

There are many positive aspects for the MPS80 that we really appreciate. The wiring terminals allow for easy connections, and they make the installation very straightforward. The wide, 2-inch magnet spacing gap is a major plus, as it allows the sensor to be used with a greater selection of doors and windows. We like the fact that the sensor can be used in an outdoor environment if needed. Just make sure to use insulated wiring if used outdoors. Spacers are included so that the sensor can be used with doors where the magnet and sensor are at different heights. Mounting hardware for the Honeywell MPS80 comes included.

There are not many downsides for the Honeywell MPS80. Like any hardwired sensor, you will need to run a wire from the panel to the sensor. This may be difficult for a DIY installer who isn't used to running wires. As this is a surface-mount contact, it will be visible on the outside of the door or window. This can be a minor issue if the user is concerned about achieving an aesthetically pleasing installation. But these downsides are extremely minor, and they do not stop us from giving the Honeywell MPS80 a 5-Star rating.

Good: Terminals Allow for Easy Connections, 2-Inch Magnet Spacing Gap, Can be Used Outdoors, Spacers & Mounting Hardware Included

Bad: Requires Wiring, Visible From Outside of Door or Window

Bottom Line: 5 Stars