- What's Included
Designed to be invisible when monitoring doors
Peace of mind - that's what Hidden Door Sensor brings to your home. With Hidden Door Sensor and the Insteon Hub, you will always know whether the front door has been opened or if you forgot to close the door to the garage.
Brighten those dark closets and pantries with automation by turning lights on and off when you open and close the closet or pantry door.
Let Insteon be your watchdog. With an array of Insteon sensors throughout your home, you can receive instant alerts via email or notifications the moment something is amiss.
Unlike other sensors that install in plain sight, Hidden Door Sensor is installed inside your door or door frame. The end result is a sensor with practically zero visual intrusion.
Now You See It, Now You Don't
Nothing makes your home smarter than adding sensors; but even our unobtrusive Insteon Open/Close Sensor can be too large for certain decors and locations. That's why we've created the Hidden Door Sensor. Instead of mounting to the surface of your door, Hidden Door Sensor is installed inside the door frame or even the door itself.
Installation - Power Tool Time
Using a 3/4" drill bit, simply drill a hole into your door frame along the hinge-side of your door, slide Hidden Door Sensor in and secure it with the included screw. We've included a spacer to ensure that your sensor will activate every time your door is opened or closed. Need a drill bit? Try the IRWIN SPEEDBOR Max Auger Bit, 3/4-Inch or the IRWIN SPEEDBOR Spade Bit, 3/4-Inch.
Equal Opportunity Installation
Wood doors are easy; almost every home owner has the tools necessary to drill through a wooden door frame or door. But what if your door or door frame is made of metal? Hidden Door Sensor is just as easy to install in the door itself along the hinge-side of the door. If both your door and door frame are metal, we suggest using Insteon Open/Close Sensor instead.
Garage Doors Hinge Doors Windows
General Specifications Manufacturer Insteon Manufacturer Product No. 2845-222 UPC 813922013092 Patent / Copyright Protected under US and Foreign Patents Operation Specifications Audio Alert Beeper, can be disabled through software Operational Gap Up to 0.2" (5.4mm) Setup Memory Non-volatile EEPROM Status LED Red/Green LED Insteon Specifications Insteon Addresses 1 Insteon Device Category 0x10 Insteon Device Subcategory 0x11 Insteon ID 1 Insteon links 307 Insteon Messages Repeated No Insteon Powerline Device No Insteon RF Device Yes Maximum Controlled Scenes 2, 1 by default Phase Detect Beacon No, RF-Only Device Radio Frequency 915.0 MHz Radio Frequency Range 150 feet Scene Commands Supported as Controller On, Off Scene Commands Supported as Responder None Software Configurable Yes Mechanical Specifications Color White Material Plastic Dimensions 0.69" Diameter x 3.4" Length (15.9mm Diameter x 87mm Length) Hole Dimensions 0.75" Diameter x 4" Deep (19mm Diameter x 100mm Deep) Operating Environment Indoors Operating Temperature Range -40-104° F (-40-40° C) Operating Humidity Range 0%-90% relative humidity, non-condensing Weight 0.64 oz (20 g) Electrical Specifications Battery Type AAA Battery Life 6 months Certification FCC, IC, C-Tick, CE Power Consumption 60uA Supply Voltage 1.5V DC (AAA Battery)
- Works well, but a few gotcha's Review by Paul
Works well, but a few gotcha's
Expecting to put in several of these, I first started with the door I cared about the least in case I destroyed the drilling. It went fairly well, but here are the initial issues.
First, The It should really be in frame on the door hinge side. This will keep the stress on the push button to a minimum as the hinge side basically presses in and out from the top not pushing the button in from the side..
Second, It should be high up so if the door is opened in the rain, it is out of the way.
Now on to the issues...
When installing in the frame, I was forced to drill into cement as my basement door is mounted into the 8' cement pour. Try drilling 2" into the cement and have a load of fun!
When reaching my first 'House' door , I drilled into the side with the hinges and up high to avoid the rain. I started by centering the drill and as soon as I got past the frame the drill forced itself into the plasterboard wall. This is because past the frame on an outside wall, the 2x3 support may not be in align with the door frame at the drill point. So you can imagine it you start drilling and now somehow you have to cut a 1/2 of a hole D like an upside down D as the balance was behind the plaster board. So I had to drill many small holes and increase until I could clean out the necessary 3/4 diameter hold needed at the proper depth.
Next I tackled the front door and this was not and is still not a good solution. Since my front door has see through glass designs on both sides of a 36" door, I could not dill into the frame on either side. This left only the top. So I tried to get the hole as close to the hinge side as possible, but not to close where a person could get in without triggering the switch.
This worked, but no matter how I adjust the height - with their spacer or my washers, the switch has this 'bang' or 'bump' when the door closes. The push movement is not good when pushing from the side as would happen with a "top" or "not hinged side" mount.
So the slant on the button that closes will eventually get an indent and the door will close poorly over time. You can try as I di to grease just the plunger a bit. But this is not a good solution.
Also I could not use the switch that is not hidden as this is a very visible front entrance and anything around the door molding would take away from the glass designs.
Over all this device works very well but it is too long and requires too deep a hold to set.
I currently have 3 of these internal hidden units and 1 external open close on the sliding door. That is hidden by the curtains - so that works well and the size is good.
Posted on 12/20/2016
- Stopped Working Correctly After 3 months Review by Cameron
Stopped Working Correctly After 3 months
I have owned this sensor for a about 4 months and it is completely inaccurate now. Half the time it says the door is open now when it hasn't opened. The status used to be right when I first installed it, but it seems to just change randomly now. Can't really rely on it anymore.
Posted on 8/15/2016
- door sensors Review by michael b
works as advertised, I bought four of them , it's been two years and no problems.
Posted on 10/21/2015
- Very Cool Review by Fomar
Easy to install, I feel better knowing I will get a test if someone opens or closes a door.
Posted on 4/8/2015
- it works Review by fatty
easy install and it works. I wanted to turn on bathroom lights when the door was opened. The switch was placed on the hinge side of the door. Replaced switc with insteon and installed door sensor. Set up a prgram to trigger bathroom light scene when door was opened, scene is light on x 10 minutes. The very small problem is that there is a brief dealy in turning on the light, maybe 1 1/2 to 2 seconds. So when leaving the bathroom you need to open the door and leave it open for 2 seconds before turning off the light. If you don't the light goes off then righght back on for 10 minutes. The sensor is about 1 foot from the switch. Any way it works. Wish it were faster. Installed one in the home theater as well. the door there is open longer before powered off, so no troubles.
One last thing, it will not wash dishes.
Posted on 3/16/2015
- Just Works Review by Frank
Works as states, love that my wife, kids and myself get text messages when the doors are open and closed... Didn't give it 5 stars cuz Insteon has an app on windows phone that don't work with this door sensor... had to use the windows 8 app to activate the sensor. Its their product and app they need to fix that.
Posted on 12/27/2014
- Review of 2845-222 Review by MICHAEL
Review of 2845-222
Great for door sensors if you can use it in the door jamb
Posted on 8/1/2014
- Review of 2845-222 Review by DONALD
Review of 2845-222
Very easy and simple to install except suggesting an Auger type drill means you must have a very powerful drill
Posted on 7/15/2014
- Review of 2845-222 Review by BILL
Review of 2845-222
Received promptly, works as advertised.
Posted on 7/10/2014
- Review of 2845-222 Review by LEONARD
Review of 2845-222
Works great so far.
Posted on 7/4/2014
Leave a Review
- 1x - Sensor
- 1x - AAA battery
- 1x - Screw
- 1x - Spacer
- 1x - Quick Start Reference Card
- 1x - Sensor