hey guys how many conductors does a single overhead contact sensor in the garage need?
I still haven't decided yet on the overhead contact sensor since I'm still on the wiring stage. I will be wiring next week.Rupp said:Are you planning on using something like this?
Well why are you wiring for stuff you can't explain?v1rtu0s1ty said:My wife kept asking me why we need to install an overhead garage sensor if we already have a door contacts in the door to the laundry. Hmmm. Yeah guys, what are some reasons?
Gotcha! Glad you mentioned that it doesn't really have to be a part of security. And I also have another question. Her question was, why do I have to put window contact sensors if I will also be putting motion sensor? Can you help me please? Is it because that there are devices that can jam motion sensors?Steve said:Well why are you wiring for stuff you can't explain?v1rtu0s1ty said:My wife kept asking me why we need to install an overhead garage sensor if we already have a door contacts in the door to the laundry. Hmmm. Yeah guys, what are some reasons?
It's obviously so you can tell the status of the door, open or closed. It doesn't necessarily have to do anything with security.
SWEET! Thanks Paul!Paul said:here's the reason you do both:
redundancy is the key to a system that works well and can easily recover from failures
end of story.
so guys, assuming you're away, did you configure your system to call the security company if someone opens the door?Steve said:True, but another big reason is that perimeter security is the best. So you want to catch a thief BEFORE they get in (like the window) instead of after (motion). If you were only going to have one, I would use windows, but as Paul said, redundancy is best if you can afford it and implement it.
toymaster458 said:You NEVER call the 5-0 Direct. They do not accept calls from any automated system.
What most people do that use a monitoring company is:
1) System goes into an Alarm
2) System call Monitoring Company
3) Monitoring Company Contacts you
4) If they can not contact you they dispatch the police or fire depending on alarm
5) If they can contact you, you can tell them to disregard
If you want right after step one have the system also call you and send and email.