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Monoprice Z-Wave Plus: Recessed Door/Window Sensor $25.49, Door/Window Sensor $21.24 + Free Shipping

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The recessed sensor is NOT SLICK as I purchased @ $22.94 via previous SD deal Jul 16, same vendor, delivered. I wouldn't pay more for this particular sensor.

For those trying the recessed sensor for the first time, a friendly word of caution. THIS THING IS HUGE!! Just be prepared to drill a giant hole into your door.


The instructions say to use an 11/16th drill bit (which I had to buy). 11/16th drill bits come in a 1/2" shank so if you do not have a 1/2' drive drill, you will need that to use that size drill bit. Otherwise, you will need adapters to do the same.


It uses a CR2 battery (which I had to buy because the one which comes with it is some cheap Chinese brand which will probably leak and ruin your sensor). Learned that the hard way!


Then, as it turns out, 11/16th IS NOT the right size hole! It really needs 13/16th hole to get the longer cigarette portion of the sensor inside the hole. The reason for this is they put some small fins along the cylinder, apparently to "hold it in place?" I don't know.


If I were to do it all over again, I would file off those fins along the cylinder as they only cause a bigger hole to be drilled. You DO NOT want the cylinder to be press fitted into the hole as 1. It's plastic and it will crack. 2. You have to remove the cylinder from the hole to change the battery, because to access the clips to remove the cap, you have to be able to depress along the sides of the cylinder which is buried in the hole.


The design was NOT very smart at all, but mine is installed and it works. Time will tell as I am interested in seeing how long battery drain will take. However, I'll wait for a much better deal if I choose to buy another one.
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The recessed sensor is NOT SLICK as I purchased @ $22.94 via previous SD deal Jul 16, same vendor, delivered. I wouldn't pay more for this particular sensor.

For those trying the recessed sensor for the first time, a friendly word of caution. THIS THING IS HUGE!! Just be prepared to drill a giant hole into your door.


The instructions say to use an 11/16th drill bit (which I had to buy). 11/16th drill bits come in a 1/2" shank so if you do not have a 1/2' drive drill, you will need that to use that size drill bit. Otherwise, you will need adapters to do the same.


It uses a CR2 battery (which I had to buy because the one which comes with it is some cheap Chinese brand which will probably leak and ruin your sensor). Learned that the hard way!


Then, as it turns out, 11/16th IS NOT the right size hole! It really needs 13/16th hole to get the longer cigarette portion of the sensor inside the hole. The reason for this is they put some small fins along the cylinder, apparently to "hold it in place?" I don't know.


If I were to do it all over again, I would file off those fins along the cylinder as they only cause a bigger hole to be drilled. You DO NOT want the cylinder to be press fitted into the hole as 1. It's plastic and it will crack. 2. You have to remove the cylinder from the hole to change the battery, because to access the clips to remove the cap, you have to be able to depress along the sides of the cylinder which is buried in the hole.


The design was NOT very smart at all, but mine is installed and it works. Time will tell as I am interested in seeing how long battery drain will take. However, I'll wait for a much better deal if I choose to buy another one.
What z-wave hub do you use? I have a VeraLite and had a hard time getting my hub to see them correctly Frown
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What z-wave hub do you use? I have a VeraLite and had a hard time getting my hub to see them correctly Frown
Smartthings. Works well.
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From what I understand on the post it would only work on the 12th which was yesterday and tomorrow on the 14th. OP Can you confirm if I'm reading it correctly before it does get put into expired deals. Thank you
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From what I understand on the post it would only work on the 12th which was yesterday and tomorrow on the 14th. OP Can you confirm if I'm reading it correctly before it does get put into expired deals. Thank you
I inquired about your Q.
This offer is only valid on the 12th and 14th only. HTH Smilie
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Shows as expired for me
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A spade drill bit will work on most doors that are aluminum/wood without the need for a larger shank drill.
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