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Thu, Jul 29, 2021 8:00 PM

Screws for mounting sensors

During my bi-monthly inspection and testing of my SS3 system, I decided to screw mount all of the sensors.  Just have 3 screws left, I attempted to find the size in the deluxe Help Center, struck out there, and also got zip on a google site search here in the forums.

One question and one request:

What are the screw dimesions for all of the sensors?

Please post same information in the Help Center (already sent an email with request but, like chicken soup, can't hurt to ask here too)

Thank you.

Update: after a quick trip to the local Ace Hardware store, appears sheet metal screw 4 x 1/2 is for the entry sensors.

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1 y ago

Hi Captain,

Beat me to it. From engineering, the screw dimensions are: 1/8" diameter, 1/4" head, and of course it can be any length that you like.

Though our policy is that we'd prefer that you use the screws (and other accessories) that we provide so we can guarantee a perfect fit. Our Support folks now have the ability to request replacements for just the screws, and of course we'll do it for free.

- Johnny M.
SimpliSafe Home Security

Captain

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1 y ago

@Johnny M thank you for the reply. Unfortunately, heading out in the near future on a short trip and decided it was time to make the entry sensors (including the entry sensors on my two garage doors) more secure with screws but in the end worked fine. Just didn't have the time to request screws where I bought a box of 100 at Ace for 5 bucks and change.  Now all set for the future. Another benefit: one less call for your overworked agents!