How to Install Simplisafe Entry Sensor on Door With Molding

Installing Simplisafe sensors on your doors is a quick and easy process and can be done in minutes. This blog post will show you how to install simplisafe entry sensor on door with molding. For this project, you will need the following supplies Simplisafe entry sensor, drill with 1/4 inch bit, level, measuring tape, pencil, hammer, and a small nail.

How to Install Simplisafe Entry Sensor on Door With Molding

If you are looking for a security system that is easy to install and does not require professional installation, Simplisafe may be the perfect option. Remember that while this is a simple process, it may vary depending on your situation. Always refer to the Simplisafe installation guide for detailed instructions. Read on for more information.

7 Benefits of Using Simplisafe Entry Sensor on Door:

1. No Monthly Fees:

One of the best things about using Simplisafe is that there are no monthly fees. You pay for the equipment upfront, and that’s it. There are no monitoring fees, no installation fees, and no hidden costs. The monthly fees of the other home security companies can quickly add up, so this is a big selling point for Simplisafe.

2. Easy to Install:

Another great thing about Simplisafe is that it’s very easy to install. The entry sensors can be installed on any door in your home without needing an electrician or any special tools. The sensors are self-adhesive, so you just peel and stick them to the door.

3. No Contract:

With Simplisafe, there is no contract required. This means that you can cancel at any time without penalty. This flexibility is great for people who may move or who want to cancel for any reason. If you want to cancel your Simplisafe service, you can do so online or by calling customer service.

4. Added Security:

The entry sensors will add an extra layer of security to your home. The sensors are triggered when the door is opened, sending an alert to your Simplisafe base station. The base station then sounds an alarm to deter intruders. In addition, if your SimpliSafe system is connected to a monitoring center, the center will also be notified of the intrusion and can take action.

Simplisafe Entry  Sensor on Door

5. DIY installation:

As mentioned, the installation of Simplisafe is very easy and can be done by anyone. There is no need to hire an electrician or have any special tools. The entire system can be installed in just a few minutes. If you don’t have any experience installing home security systems, don’t worry, The Simplisafe website has a step-by-step guide that walks you through the entire process.

6. Wireless Connection:

The Simplisafe system is completely wireless, so there are no cords or wires to run through your walls. This makes installation very easy and gives you the flexibility to move the system if needed. The wireless connection also means there is no risk of someone cutting the wires and disabling your system.

7. Battery Backup:

The Simplisafe system comes with a backup battery that will keep the system running for up to 24 hours in the event of a power outage. The backup battery is located in the control panel. If your system is not working, please check the control panel to see if the backup battery needs to be replaced.

Things to Consider Before Installing Simplisafe Entry Sensor on Door

1. Read the Simplisafe Installation Guide:

Before you begin, it’s important to read the Simplisafe installation guide. This will give you a detailed overview of the process and the necessary supplies. It’s also important to familiarize yourself with the different parts of the system, so you know what you are working with.

2. Choose the Right Location:

One of the most important aspects of installation is choosing the right location for your sensor. The best place for your Simplisafe entry sensor is inside your door, about four to six inches from the top. If you have a door with molding, you’ll want to place the sensor on the door itself, not the molding.

3. Check the Battery:

Before you begin the installation, it’s important to check the battery. The Simplisafe entry sensor uses a CR2032 coin cell battery, which should last for up to two years. If your battery is low, it will need to be replaced before you can continue the installation. When you’re ready, proceed to the next step.

Read the Simplisafe  Installation Guide

4. Ensure the Lineup Between the Magnet & Sensor:

You must ensure the lineup between the magnet and the sensor is good. The best way to do this is by holding the sensor in place and bringing the magnet up until you hear a small click. If your molding is thick, you may need to remove the battery tab and hold the sensor in place with the magnet.

5. Attach the Adhesive Plate:

The Simplisafe entry sensor comes with an adhesive plate. To attach it, peel off the adhesive backing and stick it to the door where you want to install the sensor. If your door has molded, place the adhesive plate behind the molding, so it’s hidden from view. If your door doesn’t have molding, you can place the adhesive plate wherever you like.

What Tools and Supplies Needed

  1. Simplisafe entry sensor
  2. Drill with 1/4 inch bit
  3. Level
  4. Measuring tape
  5. Pencil
  6. Hammer
  7. Small nail

Step by Step Guide: How to Install Simplisafe Entry Sensor on Door With Molding

Step 1: Choose Your Location.

As we mentioned before, one of the most important aspects of installation is choosing the right location for your sensor. The best place for your Simplisafe entry sensor is inside your door, about four to six inches from the top.

Step 2: Drill a Hole.

Once you have chosen the location for your sensor, use a drill to make a pilot hole. Make sure that the hole you drill is slightly smaller than the diameter of the Simplisafe entry sensor. For example, if your door is made of wood, you should use a bit slightly smaller than the sensor so that the fit is snug.

Drill a Hole

Step 3: Insert the Sensor.

Now that you have drilled a hole, it’s time to insert your Simplisafe entry sensor into the door. Be careful not to damage the wires as you insert the sensor. You should hear a “click” when the sensor is in place. If your door has molded, you may need to use the included spacer to ensure that the sensor is properly seated.

Step 4: Affix the Magnet.

Now it’s time to affix the magnet to the doorframe. Again, be careful not to damage the wires as you attach the magnet. The magnet should be placed on the doorframe so that it lines up with the sensor when the door is closed. If the magnet is not lined up correctly, the sensor will not work properly.

Step 5: Test the Sensor.

Once the magnet is in place, close the door and test the sensor to ensure it’s working properly. You can do this by opening the Simplisafe app and selecting the “Test Sensor” option. You should see a green light on the app if the sensor works properly. If the light is red, the sensor is not properly aligned with the magnet. Make sure the magnet is lined up correctly with the sensor before proceeding to the next step.

Step 6: Secure the Sensor.

Now that you’ve tested the sensor and confirmed that it’s working properly, it’s time to attach the door sensor to the door. Use the included screws to secure the sensor in place. Ensure not to overtighten the screws, as this could damage the sensor.

Step 7: Install the Batteries.

The final step is to install the batteries in the door sensor. Use the included screws to secure the battery cover in place. Once the batteries are installed, your Simplisafe entry sensor will be ready to use. When installing the batteries, ensure that they are properly aligned, as this will ensure that the sensor works properly.

The Batteries in the  Door Sensor

That’s it! You have now successfully installed your Simplisafe entry sensor on your door. If you have any questions about the installation process or encounter any problems, please feel free to contact us; we will be happy to help.

Final Thoughts

The Simplisafe entry sensor can be installed on a door with molding by using the included adhesive strip and screws. First, remove the battery cover and peel off the adhesive strip. Align the sensor in place and press firmly for 30 seconds. If you are having trouble getting the sensor to stick to the door, you can also use double-sided tape.

Then, use the screws to attach it to the doorframe. Ensure that the entry sensor is facing inwards to detect when the door is opened or closed accurately. We hope this guide on how to install simplisafe entry sensor on door with molding has been helpful. If you have any questions or want to know more, feel free to comment below!

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