Looking to find a door sensor that will work on a metal door/frame ( and look good)
I have an aeotec 6 on our back slider - which is metal but with vinyl coating - seem to work with no issue so far even though Aeotec states to not mount on the metal door (I wonder if over time the metal becomes magnetized giving false positives?).
Our front door a a metal monster with no vinyl coating.
Anyone in a similar situation find something good?
I think that recommendation is based more on reflection interference. That typically isn't an issue though unless you're trying to do a recessed sensor inside of a metal door where you would obviously have a reduction in signal strength.
I have two back sliders that are metal.. aluminum. I use Aeon Recessed Door Sensor gen5's. I insert the magnet into the aluminum slider and the recessed sensor into the fixed part on the wall. Because behind the metal frame, is wood. So the sensor is actually in the wood not inside a door.
I use the Envisalink 4. I recently bought a new house that had a Honeywell Vista 20p, but replaced the alarm panel with a Vista21ip for the 4g LTE connection along with wired ethernet. AT&T is suppose to be killing off 3g sometime this year if they haven't already. I wanted something with dual reporting incase the internet went out. The monitoring is like 25 bucks a month and I have full control over the panel. Can add/change stuff as I want. The Vista 21ip supports zone doubling which I needed because I split out each sensor to its own zone so I can use the zones as individual devices in HE. I also added a few zone expansion modules. The Envisalink is nice because unlike Konnected or something similar you can bring over your wireless zones as well.
haha - yeah "nice" is relative of course. the sensor 6/7 is the best looking door mount one I've seen. Very subtle.
But expensive. So putting that on the 'visible" doors. Other door are more typical cheap sensors.
I'll look at the hinge sensors. Doubt it will work for this particular door - if for no other reason that when I said "monster' door I wasn't kidding. It's gotta be 200+ lbs. Big ■■■ door.