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Friday, February 25th, 2022 9:14 PM

Recessed door swings open through the recess

One of our exterior doors is recessed, and the frame is 4-5". The door opens in, through that 4-5" frame, so placing the sensor anywhere on the frame would mean the door couldn't open (it hits the sensor). Are there any workarounds? If I put the sensor on the trim of the frame, and the other piece on the door, they would pass each other as the door opened if opened fully. I'm not sure if that's safe enough or if it would work properly.

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2 years ago

Get a button magnet from Amazon. Install the button magnet on door frame. Then install the entry sensor on the door.


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Thats genius!

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2 years ago

Is this supported yet?  I just bought this system and went to install it and found it doesn't work on my most vunerable door.

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@mabato​ Depending on the configuration of your door, you may benefit from a slim magnet. Our team can ship those out to you, or you can purchase one at any time from the link here.

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