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Friday, May 27th, 2022 6:28 PM

Entry sensor with two positions.

I currently have my entry sensor installed on my window with the large part on the frame and the small part (magnet) on the sliding window. Would I still be able to set up another magnet to allow for window to stay open a bit and still armed? Or do I need to switch places for the two parts?

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2 years ago

The magnets should be on parts that don't move, ie the frame. The sensor / large piece should be on the part that moves, ie the window so that the window can engage magnets in different positions.

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2 years ago

You can certainly do that with a second magnet. You just want the two magnets (and thus the two positions) to be more than 3 inches apart - to make sure that there's a gap in between that would be detected as "open".

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@davey_d​ You say a second magnet, but so far as I can see there is no magnet-only product to buy. And buying two entry sensors and only using the magnet of the second one is a waste and expensive.

I live in Hawaii, and all of our sliding doors (5 of them) have two locked positions: closed, and somewhat open for air flow. I measured one and those positions are 3 inches apart.

Update: Through chat I learned that SimpliSafe does sell separate magnets for $4.99, but they are back ordered with no defined date for them to be available.

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@mweston​ I suggest reaching out to our Support team here. We can get you some extra magnets. Though the Entry Sensor would also work with other magnets you might be able to find at your local hardware store.

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2 years ago

I have the same question.  But I don't think it's possible without moving both parts of the entry sensor.  

My use case is with my sliding door.  At night I want to leave it open so only the screen door is closed, glass door open (to allow for air flow).

I think I'd need to move it from my sliding glass door to the screen door -- both pieces.  Certainly not fool proof as someone could just cut the screen door, so perhaps not the best idea regardless.  

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11 months ago

I have two positions on my sliding glass door and one of the magnets flashes blue while the other does not. How do I correct this? 

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Hi @BeckyS​, 

I see that you were in contact with our Support team and they were able to help you solve this. If you are still experiencing this issue, please let me know!

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