What Is A Magnet Accessory?
Without a sliding door/window accessory, a Notion Sensor on a sliding door or window can only report when the door or window has moved. The sensor cannot tell when the door or window is opened or closed.
Adding a sliding door/window accessory is the change that your Notion Sensor needs to detect when your sliding door or window is open or closed, not just when it moves.
However, it’s important to note that the accessory by itself will not alert you to any movement. It can only work in tandem with a sensor.
Installing A Magnet Accessory With A New Sensor
If you are installing an accessory with a new sensor, simply follow the standard installation process for any other Notion Sensor. When you choose a sliding motion task during installation, the mobile app will ask if you have an accessory. If you choose yes, the app will direct you on how to install the accessory and calibrate the sensor accordingly. Then you're good to go!
Installing A Magnet Accessory With An Existing Sensor
If you already have a sliding door or window sensor installed and you would like to add an accessory, go to the mobile app to get set up.
- From the home page, click the sliding motion task where you would like to install the accessory.
- Scroll to the bottom and click ‘Add Accessory’.
- Then follow the in-app prompts to install the accessory and re-calibrate your sensor.
Your sensor will now tell you when your sliding window or door is opened or closed, not just when it moves.
Where Should I Put The Accessory?
The sliding door/window accessory needs to be installed carefully to get the most reliable alerts. Check the diagram below for optimal placement of the accessory and sensor.
- Make sure both the sensor and the accessory are level with each other. If the sensor is on a window and the accessory is elevated on the window frame, that may affect the accuracy.
- Make sure that the accessory is perpendicular to the direction the sensor is going to move. For example, if your window moves up and down, the accessory should be horizontal. If your window moves left and right, the accessory should be vertical.
- When the door or window is closed, make sure that the accessory and the sensor are close together, but not touching. They should be at least an inch apart, but no more than three inches apart.
- Make sure that both the accessory and the sensor are installed so that the logos on both pieces face the same direction. For example, if you can read the "Notion" logo on the sensor, then you should be able to see the "N" on the accessory from the same spot.
Most issues that you might notice from the sliding door/window accessory will be the result of the location of the accessory relative to the sensor. If you experience any trouble, we recommend re-syncing the task after changing the placement of the sensor. You can read more on re-syncing here.
- If you are not getting alerts from your sliding window or door sensor with an accessory, then the accessory is too far from the sensor when the door or window is closed. Move the accessory closer to the sensor and re-sync the task.
- If your task gets stuck reporting that your sliding door or window is stuck open, then the accessory is too close to the sensor when the door or window is closed. Move the accessory to about an inch away from the sensor when the door or window is closed, then re-sync the task.
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