1. Door and Window Sensors (Contact Sensors)
Door and Window Sensors are referred to as Contact Sensors because they activate when the two halves of the magnetic sensor come in contact. When the door or window opens,the contact is broken.
2. Identify Wire Pairs for each Sensor
Contact sensors have two wires coming out of each sensor. Identify the pair of wires coming out of your wall for each sensor and put one side in Numbered Zone and the other side in the G (Ground). It doesn’t matter which wire goes in which side.
If you’re removing sensors from an old existing alarm panel, they may be wired with end-of-line resistors. Remove the resistors and discard or save for a different project.
You may have multiple sensors wired in series to create zones. You can keep them wired together in zones, or disconnect the wires from each other to monitor each sensor individually. There’s no limit to the number sensors you can have in SmartThings, but you are limited by the number of inputs available on your Smart Home Alarms device. You can add as many Smart Home Alarms devices as you want to your system. Each can monitor up to 6 sensors.