Creative Contact Sensor Installation

Hey guys. I just got my Sense kit and I love it. I am planning to get some more contact sensors, but I installed the first 2, one on the garage door, because someone is always leaving it open.

But another thing we wanted was the ability to see if the door was locked (at bed time, home alone) or if they locked the door when we are gone, etc. Since I rent a house and can’t drill holes and all that, I got creative.

I put the contact sensor right next to the deadbolt, and then put a small neodymium magnet on the lock lever itself and then covered it with a small piece of tape. not the prettiest, but totally works!

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