INSTEON Open/Close Sensor is a magnetic contact sensor that wirelessly controls lights and appliances throughout your house. When magnetic contact is broken, such as a door or window being opened, Open/Close Sensor can do things like turn on lights, set the thermostat
to its comfort setting, or receive text message alert on your smartphone (requires INSTEON Hub
). Gain the peace of mind knowing that you'll be alerted when the back door sneaks ajar or the side window slides open. Useful for doors, windows, drawers, sheds, cabinets, and anything else that opens, Open/Close Sensor is a wireless, easy-to-use solution for adding convenience and awareness to any INSTEON-controlled home. An AA battery
is required and included.
How it works
In the example illustration above, Open/Close Sensor is mounted to a door frame and the included magnet attaches to the door. When the magnet is separated from Open/Close Sensor (door opening) it sends a wireless RF signal to the nearest Access Point or other dual-band product
(sold separately) which in turn relays the signal over your existing power wires to turn on linked devices such as lamps or wall switches. When the door is closed, Open/Close Sensor turns those same devices off. While at least 1 dual-band product
is required when using an RF transmitter, at least 2 are recommended to ensure a reliable INSTEON network.
to learn how to receive a text message when a water leak is detected using Open/Close Sensor.
Please note that INSTEON Wireless Open/Close Sensor (2843-222) is the new product name and number of TriggerLinc (2421). The product and functionality are the same.
For the best INSTEON network performance, be sure you have properly installed at least two Access Point or other dual-band product
Note: Open/Close Sensor does not transmit X10-compatible RF signals.