Installing Your Door & Window Sensors

Indoor Door & Window Sensor Owners Manual PDF

Installation Parts

  • A sensor, consisting of a magnet (smaller piece) and contact (bigger piece)

  • Adhesives on the back both the magnet and contact, for placing

  • Alcohol wipes to wipe down surfaces


Where to place sensors on a door

The best way:

Place on a door inside your home, with the contact going on the door frame and the magnet going on the door itself.


Optional way:

If your door frame is very thin or has custom molding, you can reverse the setup by placing the magnet on the frame and the contact on the door.

Note: Be sure to choose an area of your door where the contact and magnet are no more than a 1/2-inch apart.

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Where to place sensors on a window

The sensor location on windows will be similar to that of doors. Place on a window inside your home, with the contact going on the window frame and the magnet going on the window itself.
See the images below for placement on a window that slides up and down, and one that slides sideways.

Note: Be sure to choose an area of your door where the contact and magnet are no more than a 1/2-inch apart.

1. Window that slides up and down

window up down

2. Window that slides sideways

window sideways

If you have a non-sliding or otherwise specialized window, call us to get assistance from a Smart Home Pro.


Placing your sensors

1. Prep your surfaces. 

With the wipes provided, wipe down the areas of doors and windows that you'll place the sensors on. Then wait until they're dry.

If you need to remove existing sensors from a previous security system, call (877) 998-1457 to get assistance from a Smart Home Pro.

2. Remove the protective film from adhesive strips. 

Your sensors will have an adhesive pad on the back.

As you get ready to place them, take off the protective film from the adhesive pad.

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3. Place properly. 

Place your magnet and contact in the locations reviewed earlier.

Make sure the arrow index marks on the side of the magnet line up with the arrow index marks on the contact, and that the two sensor parts are no more than a ½ inch apart. (See diagram to the right)

Press and hold the magnet and contact in their optimal locations for 30 seconds. Then repeat for other doors and windows as needed.

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