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Author Topic: [How-Do-I] Hide the DS10A (Home Security RF Transmitter) to Please the Wife?  (Read 8041 times)

skate

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I am considering the purchase of an X10 based system for home security.  I don't find any information regardin the size of the wireless window and door sensors.  Even hearing a rough size would help me.  Regardless of the size, how do you get the wife to allow a white box on the wall?  Is there a way to hide the transmitter ??

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I am considering the purchase of an X10 based system for home security.  I don't find any information regardin the size of the wireless window and door sensors.  Even hearing a rough size would help me.  Regardless of the size, how do you get the wife to allow a white box on the wall?  Is there a way to hide the transmitter ??

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The DS10A Door/Window sensor transmitter is about 3.25" high x 2.25" wide x 0.75" thick.  Each half of the magnetic switch is 0.5 wide x 2.13" long x 0.5" thick.  The switch is connected to the transmitter with a 16"  2-wire cable (which could be extended if necessary).

I suppose you could paint the transmitter to match your wall or window frame although I don't know what effect different kinds of paint might have on the range.

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skate

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thanks for the info. !!  Has anyone else been forced to hide the transmitters??
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Window sensors can some times be hidden be hide the window treatments (blinds,curtains,valances) ;) :D >:(  You could add a wire  length to the sensor but how much before it effected the performance I don't know! Problem is hiding the wire! ::)
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Yes the module may show if it can not be hidden behind the blinds or curtains.  It is really quite unobtrusive.

Regarding the wires, I set the module right on top of the door/window casing so that there is no gap between the module and the casing.  Then I drill an angling hole through the casing to exit where the mag switches are located.  Results are no wires show, just a molule a little larger than a pack o f cigarettes above the door or window.

Regarding hiding behind the blinds, curtains etc, laying the module on its side makes it a little less high and helps in hiding it behind the window coverings.
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