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Offline SecureComp

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Securifi Door/Window Sensor Broken? Nope, Easy Fix !!
« on: June 05, 2015, 06:17:58 pm »
Received several sensors with Almond+ Kickstarter package, including a Securifi Door/Window Sensor.

Out of the box, several sensors show a Low Battery condition (the old Oct 2013 CR123A thing) yet continued to work for the next several months. All except this one sensor.

I thought it was a battery issue and ignored it until I got around to replacing the CR123A's which I did this past week. Same problem, this one sensor performed poorly, unreliably. Went through the usual, check the signal, reset and re-pair, even tested it with other magnets from other door sensors and no joy.

Then I tried a strong magnet I had laying around the garage and it worked !!

Just happened to have a couple tiny neodymium magnets laying around from an old project, dropped them into the housing and Success. This particular sensor, for whatever reason, just needed a little bit stronger magnet. Probably cost me a $1 in magnets to fix it, but that Door/Window Sensor is now very reliable.

Granted, should have been working in the first place, the whole battery thing is annoying and I'm sure I could have contacted Securifi Support for some satisfaction but for a dollar, I'm good.

$10 will get you 100 of the little guys and only a few are needed for this workaround fix.

http://www.amazon.com/Applied-Magnets-Earth-Neodymium-Discs/dp/B0012AUU84
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Re: Securifi Door/Window Sensor Broken? Nope, Easy Fix !!
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2015, 03:56:43 pm »
That link didn't work for me. Are these the type/size you were referring to?

http://www.amazon.com/Neodymium-Magnets-N42-Powerful-GUARANTEE/dp/B00MO4S27I/

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Re: Securifi Door/Window Sensor Broken? Nope, Easy Fix !!
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2015, 01:51:15 am »
That link didn't work for me. Are these the type/size you were referring to?

http://www.amazon.com/Neodymium-Magnets-N42-Powerful-GUARANTEE/dp/B00MO4S27I/

The original link is broken for whatever reason.

Neodymium magnets, I think I was using N48 or N52s but better to use the less brittle ones I suppose. N42s should work fine.
Yes the size is 1/4" x 1/16". The 1/4" fits perfectly and the 1/16" let's you stack a bunch together and get a good fit.
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Re: Securifi Door/Window Sensor Broken? Nope, Easy Fix !!
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2015, 04:23:06 am »
That link didn't work for me. Are these the type/size you were referring to?

http://www.amazon.com/Neodymium-Magnets-N42-Powerful-GUARANTEE/dp/B00MO4S27I/
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Re: Securifi Door/Window Sensor Broken? Nope, Easy Fix !!
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2015, 02:45:47 pm »
Unfortunately, your ink is now dead, too.

Vendor specific Amazon links will "die" when the product is no longer available from the given vendor.

You can do a search on the above product description, in this case the 1/4" by 1/16" N48-52 Neodymium magnets, and find many places to purchase them.
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