2Gig Door Sensor

The 2gig door sensor is one of the smallest wireless door sensors on the market today. The model number for the door sensor is 2GIG-DW10-345. The sensor actually used for anything that opens such as a door or window. It can be used on garage doors but it is best when the sensor is used in conjunction with a magnetic door contact.

The sensor transmits a signal to the 2Gig control panel when the magnet is moved away from the sensor. This opens the circuit and will either alert you to the door being opened or trigger an alarm depending on the mode that the control panel is set for.

The sensor incorporates a tamper switch so if the sensor is opened the control panel will trigger a trouble on the panel or an alarm when the perimeter is armed.

Door Sensor Location

The 2gig door sensor can be located up to 350 feet away from the control panel but is best when located within 100 feet if possible. The environmental conditions can play a factor in the effective range of the sensor. The switch part of the sensor should be located on the stationary part of the door or window but it will operate in either position. The opening and closing of the door can cause damage over time but this is not usually the case. The DW10 sensor is not weatherproof but can be used outside in special conditions. The device can be mounted in a weatherproof plastic box and still be detected as long as it is within range of the control panel. There are devices that can be purchased that will extend the range of the sensor. These devices must have power in order to operate so they will not work in every situation.

Installation of the Door/Window Sensor

The sensor can be mounted in any location along a door but the higher it is mounted the better. This prevents the sensor from being damaged by vacuuming or being kicked or bumped into. The device has 2 mounting holes for screws but in my experience you can mount the device with the supplied double stick tape and then apply a small bead of silicone around the outside. There are 2 batteries that are supplied with each sensor. The batteries are Panasonic CR2032 in the package but any other equivalent Lithium Batteries. Your batteries will typically last for a year depending on how much use they get but it is best to have a supply of batteries on hand so that when a device does have a low battery you will not compromise the security of your home.

Programming the DW10 Door Sensor

The sensor is easily programmed into the Go Control Panel. You must enter programming mode on the panel and then open the case of the sensor. Each sensor has a unique ID and the panel will detect the signal when the case is open and the device is then set in the control panel. At that time you have options to add custom descriptors for the device.

Testing the DW10 Door Sensor

Once the device is entered into programming you should test before doing the final installation. The first thing to do is to enter the test mode at the control panel. Next you will need to go to the location of the door or window and hold the magnet next to the sensor. When you move the sensor away from the magnet the control panel will sound. This will let you know that the signal was detected. Go over to the control panel and look at the color touch screen. It will indicate the strength of the signal and whether or not the sensor is in an effective location.

Source by William J Robinson

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