Door Contacts - Overview

Door Contacts - Overview


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hey di wires I'm George from alarm grid today I'm gonna be going over all the different kinds of door contacts that are typical in an alarm ecosystem now this is gonna go for whether or not you're wanting to buy alarm sensors if you have existing sensors and you're trying to identify them so you can kind of get an idea of what you're working with now door sensors are sensors that you put on your door that let your system know when a door is open or closed now the door sensors are also used as window sensors as well that's why when we refer to door sensors we call them door window sensors they can be used in either application now door sensors come in different kinds of varieties which I want to kind of touch base on today there's wired and there's wireless there's surface there's recess there's plunger type there's some wireless sensors that have internal reed switches that act as wireless transmitters there's encrypted non-encrypted and I'm gonna just briefly go over some of the main appliances that you may see in your home whether you may want to get so the first sensor I want to go over is the most common one it's just a normal wireless door sensor this is a 5800 mini which is a Honeywell wireless sensor you can see it's a mini sensor hence it's so small compared to let's say a normal 58 16 it's about twice the size right I'll go over that in a second now this 5800 mini is surface mounted which means it's gonna go on the actual doorframe and then let's say the magnet is gonna go on the swing part so whenever the door moves those moves away from the contact it lets the system know that a sensor is opened when it closes back it lets the system know that the door is closed now if all your sensors are closed there's no motion going on your system will be in a ready to arm state and that's when you can arm the system away or stay whichever one you want to go which we're also going to touch base on at the end of the video so this is a 5800 mini they make these kind of small sensors almost in every our manufacturer D s equals --is 2gig honeywell so there's different kinds of mini sensors that you can get for your system so if you guys are looking at buying sensors and you guys want mini feel free to contact us and we can point you in the right direction of which sensor to get now the other sensors we have we have the bigger wireless sensors now this one I'm gonna go over this in a second but this is the bigger wired sensor it's a 5816 it's a Honeywell sensor and as you can see it's a lot bigger than the mini so if you guys the reason why it's so big is the internal switches there are some wireless sensors that can act as wireless transmitters so what that means is if you have a wired sensor out in the field you're adding it and you can't get it wired back to the panel that may be three floors down or on the other side of the house you guys don't want to have to do the wiring all the way back to the panel you guys can always use a wired sensor of 5816 or any sensor that has internal internal terminals and it's something you have to look at the description of the of the sensor and you have to look at the capabilities but some of them can act out the transmitter so this wired sensor can actually send out its signal wirelessly through a sensor that has a wireless transmitter like the 5816 so this acts as both a wireless door sensor so you can put the magnet next to the sensor it'll open or close or if you have a recessed sensor or any other kind of wired sensor and then a magnet you can also set it off like that as well now this brings me to my next one we we've just the so far the two sensors we've discussed have been Wireless what about our wired sensors there are also wired recessed there's wired surface mounted sensors this is a recess sensor that actually goes on the inside of your door frame and then the magnet would also be kind of like the same shape it would go on the inside of your door all right now these reset sensors their recess so they're they can't be seen so those of you are trying to get sensors that are hidden that are not visible you may want to look into recess sensors however keep in mind this will require you to drill in drill into your doorframe if you're doing Windows if you're doing like sliding doors sometimes they have the metal the metal bordering so you have to make sure you're able to drill into that as well and then these are wired recessed we also have wireless recessed which you're gonna see some of these are pretty big like this 2 gig one and again all of these they all have their they're all made in different manufacturers so this is 2 week Honeywell has on quotes this housing DFC has done inner logic spasm a lot of people have recessed sensors this is just a 2gig one that I'm showing you guys you see this is a little a lot thicker a lot bigger than the wired sensor that I showed you guys yeah now again this recessed sensor is a wireless sensor so there's no wire that needs to be run to the panel or to a wireless transmitter this is gonna work with a 2gig system wirelessly you got the magnet magnet goes inside the door the actual contact goes in the doorframe they connect they separate to let the pea to let the system know the door is open now one second so we've gone over many sensors we've gone over the bigger or the bigger wireless sensor some of them have internal contacts we have wired recessed sensors surface mounted sensors what about if you have an overhead garage door this is still a door we have tilt sensors for those as well so you can either do a tilt sensor which if I open this up there's also different versions of this this is a 2gig one you can use Honeywell's 58:22 T which is a tilt sensor as well and the way this works is you put it up the very top of the garage door and you put it upright there's an arrow here that indicates the correct direction you put it up right at the very top of the door as the garage starts opening up the sensor starts going horizontal and that's what's gonna let the sensor know that the door is open so if you guys are trying to monitor your garage door you guys can use a tilt sensor there's also wireless garage door sensors I'm sorry wired garage door sensors that you can add again it'll be the same concept it'll be a big contact on the floor or on the side of the wall and then the magnet on the on the actual garage moving part and when it moves away it lets your system know that the door is open so as you guys can see there's a whole bunch of different wired wireless sensors surface-mounted reset sensors wireless sensors that have built in contacts now let's go ahead and talk about the radio frequency most of the ones that just showed you these are all just normal radio frequency sensors that transmit at the frequency that the manual manufacturing company makes the match like Honeywell does 345 megahertz inter logics and causes do three 19.5 DFC does 433 2gig also does 345 so there's different frequencies that these sensors transmit at but we also have encrypted sensors we have the sixth series encrypted which Honeywell makes that's a 128 bit a AES which at which is advanced encryption standards we also have equal sucess line which is rolling code we also have power G which is DSC makes these for the closest systems or the sum of they're also the Neo systems as well that have the power G receivers these are also 128 bit AES encrypted sensors so there's a whole bunch of different frequencies that you guys can get if you guys are worried about anyone spoofing your sensors you may want to look into encrypted sensors but make sure if you guys are getting encrypted sensors you guys get the correct panel only a select few panels actually receive the signal of the encrypted sensors most of the panels like you see the l7000 GC 2 GC 3 most of these systems just work on the normal manufacturing company frequency now let's talk about the programming of the sensors these sensors can be programmed as an entry/exit Pro as the perimeter they can be programmed as immediate panics they can be programmed as interior follower interior follower with delay different things like this the entry exit and the perimeter are the most commonly used one the entry exit it's something that you would program a door that you enter the house through whenever you're coming back home from work dinner whenever you guys leave the house the door that you guys are gonna be entering through is normally going to be programmed as an entry exit why cuz entry exits type of delay that allow you to open up a door go to the system and disarm it before the alarm goes off and I distill it this period of time can be adjusted and edited by you in the settings so for instance the front door sometimes usually is usually set to 60 seconds if you guys have a garage door it's hard it takes longer to park your car exit and do all that so you may want to set that as a longer period so you may want to do 2 3 4 minutes as well we also have perimeter sensors these are sensors that as soon as you open it while the system is armed it immediately sets off the alarm something that you can program as a perimeter is like a sliding door a window the reason why is when these systems are armed you don't enter the house through a sliding door you don't open up a window and enter the house to the window as well right so you want to set these as a perimeter sensor so if any of these ever get opened while the system is armed the alarm immediately goes off the interior follower are usually from oceans but you can also set door contacts to interior follower what this means is when the system is armed stay then any sensors programmed as interior follower the system ignores them completely right so it's not it's the let's say you have a door sensor set as an interior follower and the system is armed to stay which is what you guys usually want to use if you guys are staying in the house so whenever you open up that door it doesn't set off an alarm so this is just a quick overview of the different kind of door contacts that you guys may see in some of the houses you move into or if you're looking at getting door sensors for your alarm system if you have any questions feel free to contact us at support at alarm grid comm if you found the video helpful make sure you hit like underneath subscribe to the YouTube channel and enable notifications so when we upload new content you guys get notified I'm Jorge and I'll see you guys next time


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