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 Post subject: Security system magnetic contacts in vinyl windows?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:02 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Security system magnetic contacts in vinyl windows?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:24 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Security system magnetic contacts in vinyl windows?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:27 am 

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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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