Security system magnetic contacts in vinyl windows?

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J-Windows
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Security system magnetic contacts in vinyl windows?

#1 Post by J-Windows » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:02 am

We currently have magnetic plugs in all the ground floor casement windows connected to the hardwired security system.

How do you get this hooked up to a new vinyl window?
How does retro-fit vs. full frame affect this?

Thanks.

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Re: Security system magnetic contacts in vinyl windows?

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:24 am

They can be hooked to retro contactor switches once the wire is pulled through the sill.

We, as a standard, have the customer coordinate with the security company because we do not want to accept the potential liability of that retrofit.

Pretty easy to accommodate though.

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Re: Security system magnetic contacts in vinyl windows?

#3 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:27 am

i would us a 3/8" press and fit switch in the vertical leg with a rare earth magnet on the sash. Should be enough clearance to do this and provide a fairly large gap.

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