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Monday, July 5th, 2021 5:09 PM

screws for a steel door (door entry sensor)

I have a steel entry door.  

The wood screws supplied with the installation kit did not work on the steel door.
I used the sticky tape approach.   However this is a heavily used door and the sensor fell off the door after about a year. And the police were called because we thought we had a break-in.
I do not want to use sticky tape again to attach the sensor.

Does SimpliSafe offer any steel tapping screws or screws that i can use to permanently attach the sensor to the steel door?

If so, How would I order them?

If not, what is the best solution here?

Thank you


6 Messages

3 years ago

I drilled a pilot hole just a little smaller than the supplied screws in my steel doors. Worked with no problem.

2 Messages

3 years ago


Thanks for the tip of drilling a pilot hole.  

Would you by any chance have any idea what size screw I would need to use?   When I did the tape mount approach originally, I threw out the original screws.

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5.3K Messages

3 years ago

Hi phoner,

Our Support team can get you some replacements. Just give us a call at 800-548-9508!

But if you wanted to stick with the tape (pun not intended), we would suggest replacing with a stronger type. We recommend 3M-brand Command Adhesives. They even have the "outdoor" kind that holds on extra strong, so it might be good for that high traffic area.

- Johnny M.
SimpliSafe Home Security
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