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Can I install the 5800MICRA mini recessed transmitter on a door?

Last Updated: 11/20/2013

The 5800MICRA can be used in either a door or a window.

However, the sensor is recessed, which means you must be able to drill a hole into the door wide enough to accommodate the 0.75 inch diameter sensor, and long enough for the 11 inch antenna. Although the antenna can be bunched, it could lead to a decrease in signal range. It's also important to note that the 5800MICRA is not recommended for use in metal-framed doors and windows. The metal can cause interference that significantly lessens the strength of the sensor.

How does the 5800MICRA work?
The 5800MICRA is mounted inside a hole in the door or window frame opposite a magnet that's mounted on the door or window itself. The MICRA observes magnet gaps to detect whether an access point is open or closed. When a door or window is opened, the magnet moves away from the sensor. The security system will trigger an alarm once a magnet gap is detected.

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