How to Install Brinks Home Wireless Door/Window Sensors

This brief instructional video demonstrates how to successfully install wireless door/window sensors:

Once the installation is complete, you will need to program the sensor. See below instruction links, separated by panel type.

Programming A Door/Window Sensor

Step-by-Step Instructions

To install your door or window sensor, follow these simple steps:

  1. Insert the battery/batteries in your contact (write down the serial number)


  1. Identify the alignment markings on the contact (the markings need to line up to close the circuit)

Arrows on sensors

  1. Find a place on the door or window that is out of reach of children and pets
  1. Clean the location on the door. Prepare to place the sensor onthe side with the doorknob.

Clean Door

  1. Place a strip of double-sided tape directly on the back of the magnet and contact
  1. Place the magnet (smaller piece) on the door and the contact (larger piece) on the frame. Make sure there's no more than a quarter-inch of space between the two pieces (approx width of a pencil.)
  1. Allow 60 seconds for the double-sided tape to stick
  1. Repeatedly open and close the door to make sure the pieces don't fall, hit one another, or shift positions

Best Practices

Gather all materials required: the door/window sensor & magnet, batteries and double-sided tape


Every door/window contact consists of a sensor (sometimes referred to as a contact) and a magnet. The contact should be installed on an unmovable frame of the door or window, while the magnet should be installed on the door or window itself. Installing them in the opposite position increases the chances of a broken contact as the door may slam and rattle the sensitive circuit board. When the door or window is closed the magnet is aligned with the contact and the zone is closed. When the window or door is opened, the magnet becomes unaligned and you have an open zone.

Be sure to contact us to test your new door or window sensor!