Oct 30, 2016 - 04:07 PM
No, it's not suitable. There are 2 holes in one end of the larger part and that end has to be removable to change the battery so it's not waterproof.
Oct 30, 2016 - 04:09 PM
No, it's definitely not waterproof!
Oct 30, 2016 - 04:51 PM
Not without some adaptation - the sensor is fitted into the door frame and protected from the elements by the door kerf and weatherproof seals. I think you'd need to make major modifications to the gate post to protect the sensor from water ingress.
Oct 30, 2016 - 05:17 PM
Not really. It has openings as you can see from the pictures, so fine inside a door frame, but in an exterior gate you'd have direct water impingement which is likely to cause reliability problems. You may have more luck with waterproofing some of the simpler Fibaro door sensors.
Oct 30, 2016 - 05:47 PM
No. But I suspect you could waterproof it without much work. There are parts to this sensor. You can see the smaller on the second picture of this product page. The smaller part is just a magnet and it's sealed so I think it will be fine. The sensor itself has a small hole to allow to use the device's only button. There is also a rectangular opening. I don't either of these are needed for the operation of the sensor as it is magnetic. So my strong guess is that if you fill those holes with silicon it should make it waterproof. Obviously you will be using it under your own risk. Another thing you could is to bury the sensor deeper in the door and cover it with some thin layer of plastic or acrylic. Then silicon that piece of plastic to the door and the sensor should still work behind it.
Oct 31, 2016 - 03:46 AM
I am not 100% but the device is very exposed and I would suggest it will corrode I've time after being exposed to the elements
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