How to install micro sensors on sliding patio door where nothing is flush

We have a sliding glass door and the frame is not flush with the sliding part of the door.  I am trying to mount the micro sensor but the only configuration I can do is where the larger part of the sensor is on the sliding door and the smaller part is on the frame (the frame is too thin), BUT I would have to turn the smaller piece 90 degrees so that the tape hits the frame.  This would mean the arrows are close to each other but not facing each other (the larger part's arrow would face the small part and the small part's arrow would point face out the glass door - see the picture attached).  The only other option would be to add additional tape to a different face of the small part of the sensor but then it wouldn't lay straight - would this make it not effective?  Thanks in advance!




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  • Hello,

    Great question and thank you for including the picture! The setup you have in the picture will absolutely work for you, there are a couple things you have to keep in mind when you mount the sensor this way though. Set the sensor side by side with the arrows lined up as if you were doing a ''typical'' installation, once you have everything lined up then turn your smaller sensor 90degrees and mount it. It is important that the proper ends of the sensor are lined up close to each other even though the arrows aren't necessarily ''facing'' each other anymore in order for it to show as closed when closed.

    Placing the smaller piece (the magnet) on the frame so its stationary and the larger piece (the transmitter) on the door itself is ok to do. Building one of the pieces up with some additional double sided tape is acceptable as well provided that its not built up so much that it becomes unstable.

    I would recommend mounting the sensors as you had them in the picture, I think that will give you the best results. Let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.

    Have a great day!

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  • Could you mount the sensors on the middle of the door where they meet?

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  • Gary,

    That is definitely something you can do, as long as the door does not knock either of them off when opened and closed. The arrows still need to line up so that it reports proper status, also make sure that the two pieces separate enough to trigger the alarm when the door is opened.

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