I just received the Aeon Labs Recessed door sensor, Gen 5. I’m excited to get this bad-boy installed as right now my Schlage (for the last two years) has been auto-locking every 30 seconds and it’s getting really old and annoying!
With that said, the instructions state that I should install the electronics side into the door itself, then install just the magnet in the frame. However, a co-worker of mine stated in their experience, you should reverse this as door slams could potentially be too much impact for the circuit board transistors. He claims that in time, he has had transistors pop off on the electronics portion of his exterior mounted DOOR sensor, thus rendering it useless. So he is telling me not to follow the instructions and the mount the electronics piece in the frame and the smaller, magnet piece in the door.
What do you think? How has your experience been with the electronics side in the door?