I ordered an enclosure that comes with a gasket and bolted it to the side of the mailbox. I ordered a magnet reed switch assembly and installed that where the old sensor was. I used an Ecolink 2.5 sensor for a couple reasons.
- It’s Z-Wave Plus, which has better battery life and greater range.
- It has dry contact connections to use with a magnetic switch.
I wired the magnet to “COM”, and “NO”. When the door opens, the notifier flag arm goes up, opening the magnetic switch.
I did it like this, so there would be no interference with packages being placed in the mailbox. I think it turned out nice and it looks professional.
I did this a couple weeks ago, and it’s worked every time.
Alexa and text message: “You’ve got mail…!”