Protection One - Door Sensor not Working

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Old 12-06-08, 09:42 AM
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Protection One - Door Sensor not Working

The sensor on my front door is not working ... I have to bypass that sensor in order to set the alarm. The sensor has two parts: One part is mounted on the underside of the top of the door jam - it looks like a white button ... I think it's made of metal. The other part is on the side of the door, at the top, looks like a button, and is made of metal. It appears that when the door is closed, the two sensors are close to each other, but are not touching. Can someone explain to me how the sensors work, and how I can fix this? Any advice appreciated.
 
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Old 12-06-08, 11:32 AM
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Hi
what is the zone #
and do you know if is wireless
 
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Old 12-06-08, 11:56 AM
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Zone is: 01 I do not think it is wireless. Is there an easy way to check? Also, it appears that I have a recessed door sensor - wasn't sure how to describe it.
 
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Old 12-06-08, 12:14 PM
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DOES IT LOOK LIKE THIS


OR GO TO THIS LINK TAKE A LOOK
AND LET US KNOW
Contacts
 
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Looks like this ...

FrontPoint Security Solutions : Choose : Recessed Door or Window Sensor

I'm assuming the installer drilled a hole thru the top of the door jam (frame).
 
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It's a magnet activated reed switch. If the magnet in the door is within range of the switch, it closes. Either the door is misaligned, or the switch has failed. Take a reasonably strong magnet and put it directly on the switch in the door jamb. If the zone closes, you simply need to adjust the door (they sag over time, or the latch gets sloppy) so that the magnet is in range.

The magnet needs to be within 1/2" vertically and pretty close to dead centered on the contact.

If it doesn't close, the switch is bad. Replace it.
 
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Do you have any more info? Brand? Function?

There are a _lot_ of manufacturers of security contacts and some of them have some very specialized models.
 
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