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How do you install a Honeywell 5811 door and window sensor?

Last Updated: 11/11/2013

The first step is to test mount the 5811 by pairing it with the control panel and making sure you can stay within the maximum magnet/sensor range of 0.75 inches when the door/window is completely closed.  If not, consult your installation guide to make sure you are within the maximum range.  Once your mounting location is found, clean the surface.

Using double-sided tape, mount the transmitter onto the door/window frame.  Mount the magnet on the movable section of the window/door.  Feel free to test this before mounting by having someone help you hold the magnet and transmitter in their respective locations and opening/closing the access point.

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