As I was setting up my eighth entry Sensor this weekend, I was wondering what the best way to install on a sliding glass door. Nothing looked ideal for placement at first.
I set it up on my desk before attaching it to the door. I wondered if the orientation of the magnet would work as show in the Pic below (it did), and I actually for some reason read (this time) some of the info presented in the App as I setup this sensor (people read instructions?). I noticed it said the distance between the Sensor on the Magnet could be 20 mm Max (I don’t speak or think in metric). So, I rifled through my toolbox in the garage and found something with cm on it (basic math, said google, is 20 mm = 2 cm (which is about 3/4")
I was surprised how FAR I can place the sensor from the magnet and still get the sensor to detect open and closed events.
Wish I’d done this experiment before I placed the other seven sensors, as I did everything to make sure the the sensor and magnet where ‘practically’ touching when ‘closed’
Maybe ‘Closer’ means the battery will last longer than if placed 20 mm apart?