- Peel off the adhesive backings on the magnet and transmitter pieces.
- Find the small arrows on the magnet and transmitter. These arrows should point toward each other when the pieces are installed.
- Position the two pieces as close to each other as possible without touching as the door or window opens or closes. When the window or door is closed, the distance between the two pieces should be no more than ½ inch.
Doors and windows can vary in shape, size and configuration, so your installation may be unique. You should install the transmitter on the inside of the door jamb or window frame, and the magnet on the door or window sash. This is best for doors and windows that open inward; the reverse may work better for doors and windows that open outward.
Note: Do not install MyPlace sensors outdoors. Adverse weather conditions can harm the sensitive electronics in the sensor.
- Test your sensors. Use your MyPlace app to make sure the Entry Sensor reports “Closed” when the door or window is closed, and “Open” when open. (See “How do you test an Entry Sensor?” below.)
You may need to refresh your list of devices in the app: Scroll down the screen until you see the gray wheel spin, or select specific sensors to access additional details.
Note: It is possible to install the magnet at an angle if needed, but always test the sensor in the app to ensure it functions properly. The arrows must point directly at each other on about the same plane. An Entry Sensor that is not installed correctly may not operate reliably.