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Wed, Jun 10, 2020 9:27 PM

Double Hung Windows

Can you protect both panes of a double hung window with one entry Sensor? Now that I have the kit in hand it seems to me that I will need a separate sensor for top and bottom because the magnet is too large to fit between the top and bottom windows. Does anyone know how to do it with one sensor? The install info and pictures only show the magnet protecting a single sliding window. Seems they have not accounted fro the double hung in the install materials.

I could break open the plastic case and see if the magnet by itself would fit b/t the panes. Has anyone tried this?

Thanks in advance!
Will

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2.2K Messages

2年前

They have (or used to have) slim magnets.  Getting them is a crap shoot; some phone people don't know they exist, and some shipping people can't seem to grasp the concept of "slim" (sending regular ones).  Pretty much any strong magnet will do.  Check out a better hardware store.  Or as you say, remove the dome covering.

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Thanks for the reply! Are you saying SimpliSafe has slim magnets, or that we can use other off brand magnets with the SS system?

Thank you!
PS - I have one Siamese Cat.

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2年前

SimpliSafe has slim magnets (see here: https://simplisafe.com/extra-magnet-entry-sensor). I emailed customer service before I ordered my system and they said they'd send the slim magnets with my order but still sent regular magnets (similar to what sevensiamesecats said). They later sent slim magnets after I emailed them again.
Were you able to get the slim magnets or did you need to buy them for $5 each?  Have you installed them?  Wanted to know if they are slim enough?

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2年前

Yes they have them (or had them) and yes you can use other magnets of equivalent strength.

We had 7 to begin with, but are down to 2.  We lost 5 to cancers, tumors and other health issues.

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2年前

I had the same issue with double hung windows and a very narrow gap between the upper and lower sash.  To start, if you're not aware, the two parts to the SimpliSafe entry sensor are a magnet (the smaller part), and the sensor itself (the bigger part).  While the magnet is pretty small, it was not small enough (since new windows have 2 pains of glass, the frame of the sash is now very narrow).  My solution was to simply rip each magnet from it's little plastic holder.  The magnet is actually about half the width of its plastic holder.  I did this with a pair of needle node pliers to grip the plastic holder, and a small screwdriver to pry apart the top and bottom half.  It took about a minute each.  I then used 3M foam tape (cut to match the magnet size) to stick the magnet to the window.  While the magnet is now exposed,  you can't see it because it's behind the sensor when you're looking at the window..  I also tested the idea of just buying new magnets to save having to rip out the ones from SimpliSafe.  It worked fine.  These guys seem to have any size/shape that you want, this looks about like the original from SimpliSafe:  https://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=B33X0    Note that the original magnets are magnetized with a pole at each end of the bar.