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Shock sensor magnet not working? See How To Enable The Reed Switch On A PG9935 Shock Sensor

Hey, guys. Hayden here again from the alarm system store. And today we're going to be going over a quick tech tip about the power G wireless PG 9935 shock sensor. so this is on our website if you'd like to check it out, But essentially, whenever we have people purchase this item, I get a lot of questions regarding the reed switch on it, because this sensor is not only a shock sensor, a vibration sensor, but it is also essentially a door slash window contact as well. So when we get in here and we'll see basically the contact as well as a magnet. So this is the contact itself. And this is the part that absorbs and monitors the shock aspect. But it's also got a read switch in there so that you can pair it with the magnet that comes in this little baggie. this magnet essentially, like I said, acts as a door window switch. So you put the magnet on the door or the window, and this goes on the frame and essentially you have two contacts in one. However, whenever you enroll this device, it doesn't automatically turn that reed switch on by default. It just has the shock sensor aspect active. So it expects this to be mounted, you know, as a shock sensor, but it doesn't turn on the reed switch because that is technically an optional feature.

So what I'm going to do real quick is I am going to enroll this on my DSC neo here, and then I'm going to go into the programing and I'm going to show you guys how to turn on the reed switch for this shock sensor. it's pretty quick. all you got to do is enable it essentially. But getting to that section can be a little confusing if you've never done wireless programing on a neo. So I'm gonna move the camera over here real quick. I'll enroll the device and then I'll show you where to go into programing so that you can activate that reed switch. So I'll be right back.

All right, so I have the shock sensor enrolled, and I have the magnet here. And on all of these power style sensors, you'll see a little notch. And then I'll show you where the actual reed switch inside here is. Which basically just means that's where the magnet needs to be closest to. but as you can see, even with the magnet separated, our zone is not showing open. It does have it enrolled. And putting the magnet to it doesn't do anything. essentially, right now, that sensor is only monitoring the shock sensor that's inside that contact. So we need to go into programing star eight, install our code, and then we need to go to section 804 for wireless programing. Once we get there, any time you have a wireless sensor enrolled you can go to that sensor zone number in this 804 section. And that will give you any options that are available to that wireless device. So I have it enrolled as zone one. So just type in 001. And it's got device toggles zone EOL shock sensor. and then back to device toggles. So each sensor is going to have its own set of programing options here. the one we're looking for is a toggle option. So I'm going to click start on Device toggles alarm LED. That's just the LED for the device. You can either have that on or you can turn it off. if we scroll to the right you'll see reed switch here. It's a second option under this section. And it's set to end right now. So if we hit store and change that to yes that tells this contact to start monitoring that reed switch that is built into this contact.

So we could go over the other option, but there's not a whole lot to it. You can adjust things like the shock sensitivity of the sensor. I'm not going to do that because I'm not doing a shock test right now. but essentially, anytime you enroll a wireless device, check the manual. It will show you what options are available within the system so that you can kind of customize the sensor to your liking. In this particular case, the reed switch is generally more of a requirement. So that's why I'm going over this one. But some sensors do have other options you can choose from that might be better for your situation. So now I, I backed out of programing. And as you can see I do have an open zone that is zone one which is our shock sensor here. So now if I put the magnet to the shock sensor it clears that and it gives us the checkmark and says we're ready to arm. So now the reed switch is working. So we have both a door/ window contact as well as a shock sensor. There is also an auxiliary input for this device. So that might be handy if you have like a hard wired switch on a portion of a window, or if you have two windows right next to each other and you want to put the shock sensor in the middle, you could probably capture a vibration for both windows as well as have a reed switch on both.

But for the main point of this video, that is how you turn on the reed switch for this device. So if you guys have any other questions, you can check out any of our other videos on Or if you're just interested in purchasing some power equipment for a DSC neo or an IQ panel. And we carry both systems on our site as well. Just check out our site and we also are on YouTube if that's where you're watching this, please leave a like and subscribe. Otherwise I will catch you guys on the next one.