# Brink's Window Sensor

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#### Terry

Jan 1, 1970
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I just put in a window ac unit for my sister. I don't see very well.
It looks like the movable sensor is attached to the window with two
small nails.

Because I don't see very well, I did not want to try to pry it off
before I found out how it was attached.

Do they glue the sensors or is it nails or something else?

Help an old blind man.

Thanks

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#### Robert L Bass

Jan 1, 1970
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I just put in a window ac unit for my sister. I don't see very well.
It looks like the movable sensor is attached to the window with two
small nails.

Because I don't see very well, I did not want to try to pry it off
before I found out how it was attached.

Do they glue the sensors or is it nails or something else?

It's probably screws or double-faced tape. Nails are rarely used to mount window contacts.

--

Regards,
Robert L Bass

=============================>
Bass Home Electronics
941-925-8650
4883 Fallcrest Circle
Sarasota · Florida · 34233
http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
=============================>

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#### Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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i use those with the tape AND the nails on wooden windows...the nails
because the tape has such a small footprint that they may rock off after a
few years. the nails are so small you can just push them in with yer finger
but they help alot.

It's probably screws or double-faced tape. Nails are rarely used to mount
window contacts.

http://www.grisk.com/surface_mount/505.htm

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#### Jim

Jan 1, 1970
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i use those with the tape AND the nails on wooden windows...the nails
because the tape has such a small footprint that they may rock off after a
few years. the nails are so small you can just push them in with yer finger
but they help alot.

http://www.grisk.com/surface_mount/505.htm- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -

I use them on some of the new double hung windows. They fit neatly
into the "grove" at the bottom of the window. I've got a great way to
hide the mags too.

If you're or anyone is interested, e-mail me. This is the one that
Bass stole from me, but I wont tell him the rest of the info. He's
tried to guess a few times and can't even come close to figuring out
what I do.

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#### Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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Saw some interesting Nascom switches at the show...designed for hung
windows.

| On Apr 11, 12:04?am, "Crash Gordon" <[email protected]>
| wrote:
| > i use those with the tape AND the nails on wooden windows...the nails
| > because the tape has such a small footprint that they may rock off after
a
| > few years. the nails are so small you can just push them in with yer
finger
| > but they help alot.
| >
| >
| > | > On Apr 10, 9:56?pm, "Robert L Bass" <[email protected]>
| > wrote:
| >
| >
| >
| >
| >
| > > > I just put in a window ac unit for my sister. I don't see very well.
| > > > It looks like the movable sensor is attached to the window with two
| > > > small nails.
| >
| > > > Because I don't see very well, I did not want to try to pry it off
| > > > before I found out how it was attached.
| >
| > > > Do they glue the sensors or is it nails or something else?
| >
| > > It's probably screws or double-faced tape. Nails are rarely used to
mount
| > > window contacts.
| >
| > > --
| >
| > > Regards,
| > > Robert L Bass
| >
| > http://www.grisk.com/surface_mount/505.htm- Hide quoted text -
| >
| > - Show quoted text -
|
| I use them on some of the new double hung windows. They fit neatly
| into the "grove" at the bottom of the window. I've got a great way to
| hide the mags too.
|
| If you're or anyone is interested, e-mail me. This is the one that
| Bass stole from me, but I wont tell him the rest of the info. He's
| tried to guess a few times and can't even come close to figuring out
| what I do.
|

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#### Tommy

Jan 1, 1970
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Are the nascom switches in distribution or only from manufacturer? I have
looked at them on the web and like what i see but can't find a distributor.

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#### Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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They sell only direct as far as I know. I've been using them for years. Call
them set up an account, they'll probably send you some free samples. The
owner is a good guy, they've even made up special configuration switches for
me in the past. Warning though; they will call you regularly which gets
annoying if you are up on a 12' ladder and they want to yap about a new
switch )))

"Tommy" <tommy at leesecurity.net> wrote in message
| Are the nascom switches in distribution or only from manufacturer? I have
| looked at them on the web and like what i see but can't find a
distributor.
|
|
| | > Saw some interesting Nascom switches at the show...designed for hung
| > windows.
| >
| >
| > | > | On Apr 11, 12:04?am, "Crash Gordon" <[email protected]>
| > | wrote:
| > | > i use those with the tape AND the nails on wooden windows...the
nails
| > | > because the tape has such a small footprint that they may rock off
| > after
| > a
| > | > few years. the nails are so small you can just push them in with yer
| > finger
| > | > but they help alot.
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > | > | > On Apr 10, 9:56?pm, "Robert L Bass"
<[email protected]>
| > | > wrote:
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > > > I just put in a window ac unit for my sister. I don't see very
| > well.
| > | > > > It looks like the movable sensor is attached to the window with
| > two
| > | > > > small nails.
| > | >
| > | > > > Because I don't see very well, I did not want to try to pry it
off
| > | > > > before I found out how it was attached.
| > | >
| > | > > > Do they glue the sensors or is it nails or something else?
| > | >
| > | > > It's probably screws or double-faced tape. Nails are rarely used
to
| > mount
| > | > > window contacts.
| > | >
| > | > > --
| > | >
| > | > > Regards,
| > | > > Robert L Bass
| > | >
| > | > http://www.grisk.com/surface_mount/505.htm- Hide quoted text -
| > | >
| > | > - Show quoted text -
| > |
| > | I use them on some of the new double hung windows. They fit neatly
| > | into the "grove" at the bottom of the window. I've got a great way to
| > | hide the mags too.
| > |
| > | If you're or anyone is interested, e-mail me. This is the one that
| > | Bass stole from me, but I wont tell him the rest of the info. He's
| > | tried to guess a few times and can't even come close to figuring out
| > | what I do.
| > |
| >
| >
|
|

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#### Tommy

Jan 1, 1970
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..WHY?

I can do the same deal as Bass. I don't need to pay him a markup.

If he wants to carry them Fine. Let the masses buy them from him. I will
stick with my Distributors. (or Direct)

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#### Robert L Bass

Jan 1, 1970
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I can do the same deal as Bass.

I don't really market to dealers. Like you, I sell to the public. However, small dealers often order from us because on some items
my prices are better than what they can get at the same distributors. A while back one of the then regulars complained online that
my retail prices were lower than what he was paying wholesale. The guy actually said that I needed to "get with the program" and
raise my prices, presumably so that he could compete better. I didn't. I'm still here. He's not. Oh, well.

The strange thing is that some installers worry that online dealers are cutting into their market. That is of course not so since
online sales and DIY in general probably represent less than 5% of the market. It's a niche. Companies like mine serve customers
who don't want to sign up for monitoring or who for one reason or another don't want to hire someone to install their alarm for
them. Those are clients who will not hire a local dealer regardless from whose DIY store they buy. They're not part of the
installing dealer's potential market.

One poster estimated that DIY represents perhaps 2% of the alarm industry. ISTR in 2004 the industry did ~$25 billion. Two percent would be$500 million. That's enough for me... :^)

--

Regards,
Robert L Bass

=============================>
Bass Home Electronics
941-925-8650
4883 Fallcrest Circle
Sarasota · Florida · 34233
http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
=============================>

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#### Tommy

Jan 1, 1970
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Oh so that's what that was. I thought you had a big zit or something.

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