So I decided to dive into the ADT Smartthings hub and devices… and I love the hub… but the door and window sensors don’t fit my doors and windows.
I can’t attach to my doors… for some reason, all my doors sit about 3 to 4 inches inside the frame… so attaching the sensor to the front side of the frame does not work. I don’t even have enough space for the sensor to go on the inside of the door… the magnet piece is just a little too thick that when the door opens… it gets ripped off.
I have double hung windows… so the proper way is to have the main part of the sensor on the inner must window (where the locks are attached) and have the magnet part of the sensor on the outer window (where the locks attach too). Here I run into the same issue where the magnet piece is too big and I would be able to open the window without ripping out off the magnet piece.
So what are my options so I can keep using my new investment. Can I just get small “strong” magnets that are skinnier than what is provided? I’m sure for the door I could cut out a spot for the magnets to sit in the frame… but wouldn’t be able to do that for the windows. I could put the sensors for the window on the side… but if the window was pulled down from the top… it would be useless no?
Has anyone had similar problems?