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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-03-2016, 08:42 Thread Starter
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I found one of these!!

I picked up one of these after taking the MH back to storage...

http://www.seco-larm.com/pdfs/PI-SM-205Q_150422.pdf

Its the item on the right - the magnetic contact base with the snap-offable-flange on it.

Not having my MH to check could anyone advise what this is. I think it might be the magnetic contact for one of my storage lockers which, I guess, is now not alarmed.

Of course I could be making that bit up so I'd be happy to be corrected.

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You are quite right, my locker doors use them or something very similar for activating the alarm.
If it was from your van surely the alarm would have sounded when you locked up and set the alarm as it would be as if you had left a locker door open.
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You are quite right, my locker doors use them or something very similar for activating the alarm.
If it was from your van surely the alarm would have sounded when you locked up and set the alarm as it would be as if you had left a locker door open.
You'd think so wouldn't you?

From memory I think this is the second one of these I have found lying on the floor. They are only stuck on with some double sided sticky. I had a good look last time and couldn't locate the source so thought nothing of it. I haven't had any alarm problems either.

Fortunately I had the extra Fiamma locks fitted in case of forced break in

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I have just checked my van after seeing this and i have three fitted to the habitation door and two locker doors. Two of the devices are missing! I shall be getting on to Chelstons tomorrow, they fitted the alarm a year ago, hopefully they can supply the missing components, as was said they are stuck with double sided tape. the other part is wired to the system so is held more securely.
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The part with the wires is the switch, the part without the wires is the magnet which causes the switch to operate when they are close together. If the magnet is missing the Alarm should not set because it should sense a door is not closed.
On all of the alarms I have had fitted to my various MH's screws have supplemented the sticky tape? The tape cannot be relied on by itself.
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On all of the alarms I have had fitted to my various MH's screws have supplemented the sticky tape? The tape cannot be relied on by itself.
Spot on Ray.

Door contacts should always be screwed on wherever possible, double sided tape isn't acceptable for a security critical component and tells me that it's a poor quality installation.
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If the magnet is missing the Alarm should not set because it should sense a door is not closed.
It does though.

I guess maybe not where the magnets are missing so perhaps those areas are not covered. The good news is though that this doesn't stop the system alarming itself and it doesn't accidentally trip either.

I'll have a good look around on Friday when I get the MH and see if I can superglue them on. There is no way they can take a screw as it stands.

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It does though.

I guess maybe not where the magnets are missing so perhaps those areas are not covered. The good news is though that this doesn't stop the system alarming itself and it doesn't accidentally trip either.

I'll have a good look around on Friday when I get the MH and see if I can superglue them on. There is no way they can take a screw as it stands.

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Then it is not much good as an alarm system, assuming the door contacts in question form part of it. If not then there is not much point in having them and replacing the magnets will achieve nothing.
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I guess maybe not where the magnets are missing so perhaps those areas are not covered. The good news is though that this doesn't stop the system alarming itself and it doesn't accidentally trip either.
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Actually, I wouldn't have thought that was good news since you're not being made aware that there's a hole in your security.
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