This unique invention has been designed in response to requests from installers for a switch that would allow window venting of four to six inches before breaking contact and creating an alarm condition. The VS-06 will allow the homeowner to arm his system and at the same time permit venting of any window on which the Vent Switch has been installed.
A window so equipped, either slider or double hung, can be opened or closed while the VS-06 maintains an extended influence of approximately six inches at 1/2" air gap. VS-08 maintains an extended influence of approximately eight inches at 1/2" air gap. Patent Pending.
The Vent Switch is unique because it will allow a linear movement of the actuator magnet, parallel to the reed switch, of up to 6 inches, depending on model, while maintaining a constantly closed circuit. The linear travel is based upon a maximum air gap distance of half an inch between the switch and magnet.
It is recommended that the switch be located and mounted first, preferably in a position furthest away from the opening, to prevent reach through compromise. Please note the Vent Switch can be positioned similar to a double magnet set-up. This will allow the homeowner to open and close the window protected by the Vent Switch without having to disarm and rearm the system to reposition the window.
We are confident that the convenience and reliability of the Vent Switch will long be appreciated by the homeowner. Proper instruction by the installer will eliminate the chance of an owner-induced alarm and maintain the maximum effectiveness of the perimeter security system.