You want to install a door sensor for your smart home, but the problem is that other sensors might not be positioned correctly or you don’t have enough room to mount them.
Installing the SimpliSafe entry sensor on doors with molding can be difficult and complicated when you don’t know your way around it. This article provides step-by-step instructions for installing the SimpliSafe entry sensor on a door with molding
What is a SimpliSafe entry sensor?
The SimpliSafe entry sensor is a small, rectangular piece that is meant to be attached to the door or window in order to detect when they are opened. They work by sending a signal to the base station when they are opened, which then triggers an alarm.
A SimpliSafe entry sensor is a device that can be attached to practically any window or door, including double doors, double-hung windows, and swinging or sliding doors and windows. The sensor is designed to detect when the protected door or window is opened and send an alert to the user.
The magnet should be attached to the door or window frame in such a way that the grooves on both pieces line up. This will ensure that the sensor is properly aligned and will function correctly.
The sensors are battery-powered and have an adhesive backing that allows them to be placed on any door or window.
Can You Install a SimpliSafe Entry Sensor on a Door with Molding
Yes, you can install a SimpliSafe entry sensor on a door with molding. You will need to line up the magnet and the sensor in a way that the grooves align and the pieces are less than 2 inches when the door or window is closed.
The first step is to remove the battery cover and insert the batteries. Next, peel off the adhesive backing and stick the sensor to the door. Then, use the included screws to secure the sensor in place. Finally, replace the battery cover and test the sensor to make sure it’s working.
Following steps as listed will install SimpliSafe entry sensor successfully
How to Install a SimpliSafe Entry Sensor on a Door with Molding
1. Remove the white battery activation strip from the battery compartment of the sensor
To get started with your sensor, you’ll first need to remove the white battery activation strip from the battery compartment. The battery compartment is located on the backside of the sensor.
2. Ensure that the magnet is aligned between the groves on the sensor
When installing the sensor, it is important to ensure that the magnet is aligned between the groves on the sensor. The magnet should be placed less than 2 inches apart from the door or window when it is closed.
3. Remove the liner from the sensor’s bracket’s adhesive strip and attach it to the corner of your doorframe or window frame
The liner has an adhesive strip on the corners. Remove it and attach it to the corner of your doorframe or window frame. Make sure it is secure before using it.
4. Place the sensor back to complete the installation
After you have successfully mounted the bracket, place the sensor back onto it. Once you have installed the sensor, you do not need to mount it again–you can simply repeat these steps with the magnet on another door or window. Make sure that the magnet is placed close to the sensor so that they can communicate effectively.
5. Repeat the Process on other doors with molding
You’ll want to repeat this process with any other door that has molding around it as well.
With a few tools and some careful measuring, you can install a SimpliSafe entry sensor on a door with molding in just a few minutes. You will need to use an adhesive. This can be found in your kit and it should come with instructions. You’ll want to place the adhesive on the back of your sensor and then hold it in place for about 30 seconds.